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Hillary Clinton in South Carolina: "Tomorrow this campaign goes national"

Hillary Clinton, speaking after her victory in South Carolina Saturday night, had this message for supporters heading into Super Tuesday: "Tomorrow, this campaign goes national."

"We're not taking anything and we're not taking anyone for granted," she said to supporters in Columbia, South Carolina. With 30 percent of precincts reporting in the state, Clinton led Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders by almost 50 percentage points.

"We've now gone through four early states and I want to congratulate Sen. Sanders on running a great race," she said.

Clinton did not mention Republican front-runner Donald Trump by name, but made clear references to his "Make America Great Again" slogan and his rhetoric on immigration.

"Despite what you hear, we don't need to make America great again -- America has never stopped being great," she said. "But we do need to make America whole again. Instead of building walls, we need to be tearing down barriers. We need to show by everything we do that we really are in this together."

The former secretary of State made direct pitches to young people, women and people of color, saying her victory Saturday was for them.

"This campaign and our victory is for the entrepreneur who told me more dreams die in the parking lots of banks than anywhere else--and that's especially true for women and people of color," she said. "So we're going to work together to give people, particularly young people the tools you need to start that small business you've been dreaming of."

Clinton also thanked five women -- who had each lost children to gun violence -- and who traveled across the state with her in the lead-up to primary day: Sybrina Fulton, mother of Trayvon Martin; Lucy McBath, mother of Jordan Davis; Maria Hamilton, mother of Dontre Hamilton; Gwen Carr, mother of Eric Garner; and Geneva Reed-Veal, mother of Sandra Bland.

"They all lost children, which is almost unimaginable -- yet they have not been broken or embittered," she said. "Instead they have channeled their sorrow into a strategy and their mourning into a movement, and they are reminding us of something deep and powerful in the American spirit."

  • Emily Schultheis

    Emily Schultheis is a reporter/editor for CBS News Digital.