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Clinton answers questions as caucus approaches

Posted at 7:56 PM, Feb 19, 2016

With less than 24 hours to go until Nevada's Democratic caucus, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton spoke with 13 Action News Anchor Todd Quinones about what a win in the state would do for her campaign.

Clinton said that she's hopeful about her chances despite surging support for Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders in the state.

"It was very close contest last time, I was expecting it to be close," she said.

Clinton also echoed comments made at a televised town hall Thursday, Clinton tried to walk a neutral line in the recent controversy over the FBI's demand that Apple help them break into a locked iPhone belonging to one of the San Bernardino killers.

"I'm not going to pre-judge it, because this is certainly new territory," she said of the case. "We'll see where it ends up. It could probably go all the way to the Supreme Court."

The former First Lady also took questions for nearly an hour from high school students at Del Sol Academy, touching on a far-ranging number of topics including foreign policy, equal pay for women and prescription drug abuse among combat veterans.

Both Clinton and Sanders held multiple events throughout the state today in the increasingly competitive run-up to Nevada's Democratic caucus, which begins Saturday at 11 a.m.