Clinton to Make History as Democratic Presidential Nominee

 Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, center, celebrates at a rally with Rep. Karen Bass, D-Calif., left, and Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., Monday, June 6, 2016.

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, center, celebrates at a rally with Rep. Karen Bass, D-Calif., left, and Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., Monday, June 6, 2016.

{VOA NEWS / WASHINGTON} — Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is making history as the first woman to be the presumed nominee for president of one of the country’s two major political parties.

She will not be formally named the Democratic Party candidate until its convention next month, but she has clinched the majority 2,383 delegates needed to defeat Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders.

John Hudak, deputy director of the Center for Effective Public Management at the Brookings Institute, told VOA the significance of the moment may be initially lost given that Clinton was already well known and came into the race as the favorite.

“It’s ironic that the moment in history where a woman becomes the nominee is almost seen as what was supposed to happen.  That said, I think as she starts to work harder toward the general election campaign she’s going to talk more clearly and in a more focused way about the historic nature of her candidacy,” he said. READ MORE OF THIS STORY

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