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Hillary Clinton Campaign to Hold Super Tuesday Viewing Party in Chicago

The democratic frontrunner's campaign will host an event to track Super Tuesday returns

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    Hillary Clinton's campaign will host an event Tuesday in Chicago to track results from the day's 11 decisive primary elections. 

    The Super Tuesday event will be held at 6 p.m. on the second floor of Old Crow Smokehouse, located at 149 W. Kinzie St. It is free and open to the public.

    City Clerk Susan Mendoza will address the crowd to dicscuss "why Hillary Clinton is the right choice for Chicago."

    "The watch party comes as enthusiasm and support for Hillary Clinton grows throughout Illinois and follows Clinton's decisive win in South Carolina on Saturday," a statement from the Clinton campaign said.

    Clinton defeated her Democratic opponent, Bernie Sanders, by a margin of 74 percent to 26 percent in South Carolina's Saturday primary. Clinton previously won the Iowa and Nevada caucuses, while Sanders won the New Hampshire primary.

    The Democratic primaries for Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Massachusetts, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont and Virginia as well as the Colorado and Minnesota caucuses will all be held on Super Tuesday. It has historically been considered a pivotal day in the presidential election cycle.

    Clinton has won 90 pledged delegates to Sanders’ 65. She has 543 projected delegates to Sanders’ 85. In total, 2,383 delegates are needed for the party's nomination.

    Earlier this month, Clinton held a get-out-the-vote rally at the Parkway Ballroom in Bronzeville in an effort to gain the support of African-American voters. At the event, Clinton slammed Gov. Bruce Rauner and his Turnaround Agenda.

    “The governor has refused to start budget negotiations unless his so-called ‘turnaround agenda’ gets passed, first,” Clinton said during her speech. “Now, his plan will turn Illinois around, all tight. All the way back to the time of the robber barons of the 19th century.”

    During the same trip, she attended a private “host reception” for donors who have raised more than $27,000 for her campaign.

    In addition to this, Clinton opened two Chicago offices last Tuesday. They are located at 5401 S. Wentworth Ave. and 1543 N. Wells St.

    Clinton will not be in attendance. She will instead host a Super Tuesday event in Miami.