(CNN) - The campaign of John Edwards, who will finish a distant third in Nevada - where he currently has just 4 percent of the vote, with 98 percent of precincts reporting – said tonight that “the race to the nomination is a marathon and not a sprint."
Edwards has focused on the race in his birth state of South Carolina, avoiding the Nevada contest.
In a Saturday night statement, his campaign congratulated Hillary Clinton for her victory in the state, before noting that “John Edwards is the underdog in this campaign, facing two $100 million candidates."
They added that “...The race to the nomination is a marathon and not a sprint, and we’re committed to making sure the voices of all the voters in the remaining 47 states are heard. The nomination won’t be decided by win-loss records, but by delegates, and we’re ready to fight for every delegate.”
South Carolina’s Democrats head to the polls next Saturday.