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Bernie Sanders Calls NH Primary Win The 'Beginning Of A Political Revolution'

CONCORD, N.H. (CBS) – Bernie Sanders railed against the establishment and said his resounding victory over Hillary Clinton in the New Hampshire Democratic primary is "the beginning of a political revolution."

Watch: Bernie Sanders Celebrates Primary Win

The Vermont senator spoke for nearly 30 minutes to a crowd in Concord, N.H., as he thanked them for a massive turnout at the polls.

"What voters here in New Hampshire confirmed tonight is nothing short of the beginning of a political revolution," Sanders said.

Sanders said voters cannot accept a "rigged economy" and vowed to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour if elected.

"The government of our great country belongs to all of the people and not just a handful of wealthy campaign contributors and their super PACs," Sanders told the crowd.

During his speech, Sanders praised the number of donors to his campaign, adding that the average donation to his campaign is $27.

Sanders also vowed to build on the momentum from his New Hampshire win as he looks to win the democratic nomination.

"Because of a huge voter turnout, and I say huge, we won. We harnessed the energy and excitement that the Democratic party will need to succeed in November," Sanders told a celebratory crowd of supporters in Concord.

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