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Hillary Clinton Claims Democratic Nomination In Night Of Historic Firsts

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton arrives onstage during a primary night rally at the Duggal Greenhouse in the Brooklyn Navy Yard, June 7, 2016 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. She will become the first woman in U.S. history to secure the presidential nomination of one of the country's two major political parties. (Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton arrives onstage during a primary night rally at the Duggal Greenhouse in the Brooklyn Navy Yard, June 7, 2016 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. She will become the first woman in U.S. history to secure the presidential nomination of one of the country's two major political parties. (Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

After strong wins in Tuesday’s primaries in California, New Jersey and New Mexico, Hillary Clinton made history last night becoming the first woman to claim the mantle of presumptive Democratic nominee for president. And in California, two minority women, both Democrats, will face off in the general election for California’s first open senate seat in 24 years.

Here & Now‘s Jeremy Hobson talks to NPR’s lead political editorDomenico Montanaroand Scott Shafer, KQED’s senior editor for California politics and government, about last night’s election results, and what happens next.

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