Celebrating his projected New Hampshire primary win, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders thanked voters in the Granite State for sending a “profound message to the political establishment, to the economic establishment, and by the way, to the media establishment.”
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“What the people here have said is that given the enormous crises facing our country, it is just too late for the same old, same old establishment politics and establishment economics,” the self-described Democratic socialist told a raucous crowd in Concord, New Hampshire. “The people want real change.”
After playing basketball with his grand-kids at the Concord High School gym, Sanders relished his victory against rival Democratic candidate, Hillary Clinton, inside a packed room of supporters.
“We won because of your energy,” he said. “Thank you all so much.”
Before Sanders took the stage, his supporters chanted “We don’t need no super PAC, Bernie Sanders got our back!”
In nearby Hooksett, Clinton delivered a concession speech that she started by congratulating Sanders.
"I know I have a blessed life, but I also know what its like to stumble and fall,” she said. “Its not whether you get knocked down that matters it's whether you get back up.”
Clinton also acknowledged that she has work to do among young voters who have been flocking to Sanders.
“Even if they are not supporting me now,” she said, “I support them.”
ABC's Liz Kreutz contributed reporting.