Hillary Clinton Declares New York a 'Personal' Victory

She represented the state as senator for eight years.

April 19, 2016, 10:55 PM

— -- Hillary Clinton accepted her victory in the New York primary by saying that it was a particularly important -- and personal -- win to her.

"Today you proved once again there's no place like home,” she said at her victory party at the Sheraton hotel in Times Square. "In this campaign we've won in every region of the country, from the north to the south to the east to west, but this one's personal."

Clinton walked on stage alongside her husband, former President Bill Clinton, daughter Chelsea and son-in-law Marc Mezvinsky.

She gave her husband a subtle shout-out at one point, repeating a line Bill Clinton said at his 1993 presidential inaugural address.

"There’s nothing wrong with America that can’t be cured by what’s right with America,” she said.

In addition to highlighting some of her proposed policies, including equal pay for women and criminal justice reform, one of the more emotional moments came when she spoke about Erica Smegielski, the daughter of slain Sandy Hook elementary school principal Dawn Hoschsprung.

"Erica said the other day, ‘What if everyone who faced tough odds said, “It's hard? So I'm going to walk away.’” That's not the type of world I want to live in, Erika. It's not the type of world we want to live in and we refuse to live in that," Clinton said.

Several notable New York politicians praised Clinton before she made her entrance including Gov. Andrew Cuomo and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio.

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