What Hillary Clinton said before her Atlanta rally

While we were stuck at a ceremonial room at Atlanta City Hall on Friday waiting for Hillary Clinton to speak, the Democrat spoke to an overflow crowd of at least 500 in the building's rotunda.

The campaign just released video of her brief remarks with Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed, which you can find above.

"I'm really looking forward to being a great partner for Atlanta and Georgia," she told the crowd.

Clinton’s decisive victory in South Carolina, the first state to vote where black voters make up a majority of the Democratic electorate, bodes well for her in the next round of states that vote Tuesday. Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia are all states where minorities make up a key portion of the party’s voter base.

Sanders, who said Sunday that he was “decimated” in South Carolina, has all but conceded the South to Clinton. His campaign is focusing its advertising dollars and arranging his visits to states in the Midwest and Northeast.

“No question Secretary Clinton won that state and she won it big,” Sanders said of his South Carolina loss on “Meet the Press.” “But I’m in Minnesota now, and I think we’ve got a real shot at Minnesota. I think we’ve got a real shot at Colorado, Oklahoma, Massachusetts and Vermont. So we’re looking to the future, not looking back.”

Read more about Clinton's event in Atlanta here

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Greg Bluestein
Greg Bluestein
Greg Bluestein is a political reporter who covers the governor's office and state politics for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
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