As ThinkProgress' Kira Lerner reported earlier this week, the mothers of Trayvon Martin, Sandra Bland, Eric Garner, Dontre Hamilton, and Jordan Davis have all joined Clinton on the campaign trail in the Palmetto state to help Clinton make the case that she's the best choice for African Americans.
With exit polls showing that Clinton won black voters by an even larger margin than Barack Obama beat her with in 2008, the win bolsters her plan to reassemble the divers coalition that twice put President Obama in the White House for a third Democratic win.
Clinton and Sanders continue to fight over who won the Hispanic vote in Nevada. While Sanders spent the end of the week outside of SC, his campaign did invest heavily in the state. "Sometimes you win, sometimes you lose", Sanders said.
"Tonight we lost. I congratulate Secretary Clinton on her very strong victory".
That's somewhat in line with nationwide numbers that show Clinton with $126.4 million in individual contributions compared to $95.4 million for Sanders.
"A large group of independents will have to decide whether to vote for Bernie Sanders in the Democratic primary or John Kasich in the Republican primary on Tuesday", said David Paleologos, director of the Political Research Center at Suffolk University, which is in Boston.
Clinton was successful in SC, in part, because she embraced Obama, someone who remains popular among Democrat's African-American base.
"Despite what you hear, we don't need to make America great again", Clinton said at a rally Saturday night, alluding to Republican front-runner Donald Trump and his campaign slogan.
Clinton's will pick up most of South Carolina's delegates, widening her overall lead in AP's count.
The theory went like this: Sanders would not be able to grow his support beyond overwhelmingly white, liberal enclaves among Democratic Party electorates in Iowa and New Hampshire.
Sanders swiftly offered Clinton his congratulations, but also insisted he was in it for the long haul.
Democratic presidential candidate and Senator Bernie Sanders speaks at a campaign rally in Grand Prairie Texas Feb 27 2016. Reuters
That uncertainty that resulted from his SC primary loss could change when the outcome of Super Tuesday's primary vote is known.
Clinton is leading Sanders in the three Super Tuesday states, by roughly 2-to-1 margins, according to new NBC News/Wall Street Journal/Marist polls.
With Sanders lagging in delegates and likely to face greater losses on Super Tuesday, Clinton's team is also starting to become more concerned with the need to eventually unify the party. And they see Clinton as a candidate who can rise above that fray, at times, to tout a more inclusive message.
While Senator Bernie Sanders did best with low-income voters, Hillary Clinton did better among those with family incomes above $50,000.
The crowd, which was nearly exclusively white, literally hissed and booed and yelled that Ashley was trespassing.
For Clinton, the overwhelming victory propelled her into clear frontrunner status ahead of the March 1 voting.
With the recent polls results indicating Hillary as a favorite by the African Americans voters, its crucial for her to keep up the good work, as the African American vote will surely be a determinant factor in November.
Democrat Bernie Sanders also lashed out at his Republican rival on Twitter, writing: "America's first black president can not and will not be succeeded by a hatemonger who refuses to condemn the KKK".
Clinton made a stop in Alabama, a Super Tuesday state, on Saturday before returning to Columbia, South Carolina's capital, for an evening victory party. With 53 delegates at stake, Clinton will receive 39, Sanders at least 14.