Clinton easily wins Florida
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Democratic presidential candidate Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonBiden slams Trump over golf gif hitting Clinton Overnight Cybersecurity: Equifax hit by earlier hack | What to know about Kaspersky controversy | Officials review EU-US privacy pact Overnight Tech: Equifax hit by earlier undisclosed hack | Facebook takes heat over Russian ads | Alt-right Twitter rival may lose domain MORE is projected to win the Florida primary, giving her the majority of the state’s 214 pledged delegates. 

Media outlets called the race soon as the final polls closed at 8 p.m. EDT.

The outcome had been expected for weeks, with Clinton maintaining a big lead in Sunshine State polls. 

In the closing days before the primary, Clinton and her surrogates bashed rival Bernie SandersBernard (Bernie) SandersOvernight Defense: Senate passes 0B defense bill | 3,000 US troops heading to Afghanistan | Two more Navy officials fired over ship collisions Senate passes 0B defense bill Dems fear lasting damage from Clinton-Sanders fight MORE for decades-old comments praising parts of Fidel Castro’s regime in Cuba.

Clinton and Sanders faced off in a debate in Miami last week, and both spent time campaigning in the state.

Clinton's camp hopes the strong victory Tuesday bodes well for her chances in Florida in November, if she wins the nomination. The state is among the most crucial in the general election.