Hillary Clinton on Tuesday, becoming the first American woman to claim a major party's nomination for president. Pushed over the top by sweeping wins from New Jersey to California, in the finale of the 2016 democratic primary.>> We are all standing under a glass ceiling right now.>> Jonathan Allen was at Clinton's party Tuesday in Brooklyn.
>> It was a high energy crowd. Those few people, especially young women, wiping away tears as Clinton took to the stage.>> Barriers can come down. Clinton, bouncing back from a bitter defeat by Barack Obama in 2008. Bestowing praise on Bernie Sanders, her tenacious rival. Whose supporters she will need to take on likely republican nominee Donald Trump.
>> His campaign and the vigorous debate that we've had have been very good for the democratic party and for America.>> Clinton also notching victories in in South Dakota and New Mexico with Sanders winning in North Dakota and Montana. Sanders had been hoping for a win in California as he decides whether or not to take his battle to the Democratic Convention.
But it was not not to be. Pre-election polls proving off the mark as Clinton surged to a double-digit win in the nation's most populous state.>> As we look ahead to the battle that awaits, let's remember all that unites us.>> Now the focus turns to whether the two can come together against Donald Trump.
>> The Clinton's have turned the politics of personal enrichment into an art form for themselves.>> He wants to win by stoking fear and rubbing salt in wounds and reminding us daily just how great he is.>>
She's gonna be hitting the swing states, the key swing states, Ohio Pennsylvania.
Most states that Trump thinks he can win. Not only is she trying to bring voices to folks, she's also going to be trying to bring Republicans in to the fold.>> But her big night doesn't signal smooth sailing.>> The struggle continues>> As Sanders vowed to fight on, despite her declaration of victory