Local Clinton supporters hold watch party in Norfolk

NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — Hillary Clinton supporters gathered to watch Super Tuesday results come in at Guad’s on Granby Street in Norfolk.

The former Secretary of State won in Virginia over Senator Bernie Sanders with 64 percent of the vote.

At Guad’s about 25 people gathered, most of whom volunteer at the Clinton campaign office or by making calls on behalf of the candidate.

“I knew we had it,” said Kismet Nettles, a Clinton supporter.

She went on to say, “We worked hard enough.”

Volunteer Pat Okerlund said there have been about 100 local volunteers helping with the campaign. She said they were focused on making calls to potential voters on Tuesday.

Okerlund said some of the volunteers also hold phone banks at local restaurants that are convenient for people to get to.

Brandon Randleman attended Clinton’s rally at Lake Taylor Senior High School in Norfolk on Monday night. Then he was back to helping out with the campaign on Tuesday.

“We don’t take anything for granted,” said Randleman. “So we know that if she becomes the nominee, we have a lot of doors to knock on, a lot of phone calls to make, a lot of yard signs to put out, and we have to get our people out to vote.”

Clinton supporters were also closely watching the Republican race on Tuesday night.

“Donald Trump, in a way, is the best thing that could happen to the Democratic party,” said Kit Coffey, a Democrat attending the event. “Because there is going to be so many people that are going to mobilize to make sure that he never becomes president.”

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