VIDEO: Hillary Clinton Clinches Needed Delegates To Become Democrat Nominee, Says AP

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Ahead of California, New Jersey Primaries

ABOVE VIDEO: Hillary Clinton has enough delegates to become the first woman to top the presidential ticket of a major U.S. political party on, according to an Associated Press count released Monday. (Fox News Video)

(FOX NEWS) – Hillary Clinton has enough delegates to become the first woman to top the presidential ticket of a major U.S. political party on, according to an Associated Press count released Monday.

The presumptive victory came nearly eight years to the day after she conceded her first White House campaign to Barack Obama. Back then, she famously noted her inability to “shatter that highest, hardest glass ceiling.”

Clinton, the former secretary of state, New York senator and first lady, reached the 2,383 delegates needed to become the presumptive Democratic nominee on Monday with a weekend victory in Puerto Rico and a burst of last-minute support from superdelegates, AP said.

Those are party officials and officeholders, many of them eager to wrap up the primary amid preference polls showing her in a tightening race with presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump.

Clinton has 1,812 pledged delegates won in primaries and caucuses. She also has the support of 571 superdelegates, according to an Associated Press count.

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