Sanders Thanks Vt. Supporters After Win

Bernie Sanders
Posted at 7:41 PM, Mar 01, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-01 14:50:16-05

WASHINGTON (AP) - Bernie Sanders is thanking supporters at a victory rally in his home state of Vermont.

Sanders captured the Democratic primary in Vermont, his first win on Super Tuesday. His opponent, Hillary Clinton, won Georgia and Virginia.

He told the raucous crowd that it meant a lot to him that "the people who know me best" gave him a victory.

He extolled the small-town virtues of Vermont, applauding the state's town halls which he said could not be corrupted by the billionaires trying to influence the political system.

He said his campaign was about confronting the "ugly truths" in the United States today.

This is Sanders' second victory. He captured the neighboring state of New Hampshire last month.