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Clinton still celebrates delegate-less win

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton might not have been in Florida to campaign, but she wasn't about to miss a chance to come to the state to celebrate her win on Tuesday.

Several hundred supporters gathered at the Signature Grand Ballroom in Davie, buoyed by some of Clinton's standard upbeat campaign rally songs like "Ain't No Mountain High Enough" "Every Little Thing She Does is Magic" and "Talking Care of Business."

"I am thrilled to have this voice of confidence you have given me today," Clinton told the crowd.

As political observers expected after her loss Saturday in South Carolina, Clinton emphasized the overwhelming Florida win, even if it meant no delegates. And she emphasized its ability to carry her campaign to Feb. 5.

"Stay with us because starting tomorrow we're going to sweep through the states," she said. "We will not only take back the White House but take back our country."

Clinton's appearance Tuesday night marks the official end of a months-long campaign
boycott. But while Clinton celebrated her win in Florida, her fellow candidates pushed ahead
with their campaigns in the flood of states that vote Feb. 5. But 2008's most famous
campaign surrogate Bill Clinton did continue the campaign push on her behalf Tuesday,
hitting stops in New Jersey and Ohio.

--BREANNE GILPATRICK AND MALKA ABRAMOFF

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