Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonDemocrat Dana Balter to face Rep. John Katko in NY House rematch GOP lawmaker: Don't believe polls showing Trump behind Biden Kyle Van De Water wins New York GOP primary to challenge Rep. Antonio Delgado MORE thinks the race for the Democratic nomination is all but over, telling CNN Thursday there's "no way" she won't be the party's presidential nominee. 


"I will be the nominee for my party, Chris. That is already done in effect. There is no way I won't be," the former first lady told CNN's Chris Cuomo. 

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"When I came out and withdrew and endorsed Sen. Obama, about 40 percent of my supporters said they would never support him, so I worked really hard to make the case, as I'm sure Sen. Sanders will," Clinton said. "Whatever differences we may have, they pale in comparison to the presumptive nominee of the Republican party." 

She made the comments amid increasing fury between Sanders supporters and the Democratic Party that have sparked fears among Washington Democrats about whether the party will come together around Clinton. 

Tensions erupted at the Nevada State Democratic Convention over the weekend, as supporters of Sanders shouted Clinton supporter Sen. Barbara BoxerBarbara Levy BoxerBottom line Polls show big bounce to Biden ahead of Super Tuesday Sanders poised for big Super Tuesday MORE (D-Calif.) off-stage. The Sanders backers were angry that petitions they'd presented for rules changes to the convention were not considered. 

The chairwoman of the Nevada Democratic Party received death threats and obscene messages on her voicemail from people angered by what had happend.

The Democratic National Committee and Senate Minority Leader Harry ReidHarry Mason ReidMcConnell warns Democrats not to change filibuster rule Filibuster reform gains steam with Democrats The Hill's Morning Report - Trump wants executive order on policing; silent on pending bills MORE (D-Nev.) blamed the incident on Sanders supporters and called on the Vermont senator to step in. Sanders has been defiant, releasing a statement that condemned any violence but largely blamed the Democratic Party.

Sanders has little hope of defeating Clinton in the delegate race but has insisted he could make a comeback by winning California's primary on June 7.

Clinton currently leads Sanders by 274 pledged delegates. Including superdelegates, she is 760 delegates ahead of Sanders and just 90 delegates away from the 2,383 needed to clinch the party's presidential nomination. 

Sanders hopes to close the gap in pledged delegates in California and New Jersey and sway superdelegates — party leaders who can back any candidate — to support him over Clinton.