Senator Clinton Wins Pa. Primary, Narrows Delegate Gap

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton stays alive in the race for the Democratic presidential nomination.

After her 10-point win over Barack Obama in Pennsylvania, Clinton told supporters that Americans "deserve a president who doesn't quit."

Clinton won 66 delegates in the state so far, cutting slightly into Barack Obama's overall lead. Obama added 57 delegates to his total with 35 delegates left to be allocated.

The nominating contest now moves to North Carolina, where Obama is favored, and Indiana, where the race is close. Voters in both states head to the polls May 6th.

Obama spoke in Evansville, Indiana, Tuesday night. He noted the nasty tone of the Pennsylvania campaign, saying the "distractions" and "bickering" trivialize the issues.

Regardless, Clinton's core support base showed up for the former first lady.

According to preliminary figures from exit polls, working-class caucasian voters rallied around her. Clinton won support from two of three caucasians without college degrees, and about the same number of caucasians from families earning less than $50,000 a year. This was one of her stronger performances of the year with these groups.

Gun owners, people who attend church at least weekly, and rural residents were all supporting Clinton by margins of about six in ten. More rural voters also chose Clinton over Barack Obama when asked which candidate was more in touch with them. More than fifty-percent of those asked that question said they connected with both candidates.

Obama won Democrats who had newly flocked to the party for the day's showdown and scored even stronger than usual with African-Americans.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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  • by vicki Location: WA on Apr 23, 2008 at 11:01 AM
    whats funny here. Obama did expect clinton to win BUT said before it was over in Penn. said OBAMA should win. who doesn't have the money..sen. clinton..sen. Obama he is doing fine. what few states are left its called 'OBAMA, OBAMA, OBAMA' 2008
  • by awesomereon Location: Hawaii on Apr 22, 2008 at 07:47 PM
    I have an issue not so much with her winning but by the fact that they said she was the winner with only 12% of the Vote counted. Thats far, far, to early. Is the Media so involved in getting us the results before they happen for what ever reason that they have come this. The Media so wants The American People to pick who they want us to pick that it hurts them otherwise. Like in 2000 and 2004. I just fearfor America if the other individual wins. Winner
  • by awesomeron Location: Hawaii on Apr 22, 2008 at 07:39 PM
    Good for Her. As long as the other individual goes to the Convention Floor with less the a locked majority. Then America still has a chance. His people and Liberals do this all the time, it is part of the mental disorder called Liberalism, they will say that he Won. For whatever reason they think of. However we know the truth and did not come off the Small Island Yesterday. The Individual needs to stop claiming he is Black. People know better, he is Mixed Racial Background. Also he is an extreme Pro Choice Liberal of the worst Ilk. I am not very sure that we can Trust Him With to use the Nukes if need be. He wants to disarm America. Which will only serve to Arm the bad guys and give them more power. A disarmed Nation is soon a Slave Nation. He wants the Tax Payers which will be fewer and further between to Pay Billions of $ in Aid to 3rd World Nations and little if any of the Aid will get to the People. He of course will not stop Abortion or Protect the Unborn. Plus Sherrill Law.
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