Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Hillary Comes Back to Fight Another Day; (1) Together We Can: Hillary Embraces Daughter Chelsea at the Victory Celebration in Philadelphia. the Campaign Is Split Racially with Clinton Picking Up 60 per Cent of the White Vote and Obama Taking 90 per Cent of the Black (2) Downcast: Barack and Michelle Obama in Indiana, Scene of the Next Contest (3) Not My Party: A Toddler Sleeps Through

Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Hillary Comes Back to Fight Another Day; (1) Together We Can: Hillary Embraces Daughter Chelsea at the Victory Celebration in Philadelphia. the Campaign Is Split Racially with Clinton Picking Up 60 per Cent of the White Vote and Obama Taking 90 per Cent of the Black (2) Downcast: Barack and Michelle Obama in Indiana, Scene of the Next Contest (3) Not My Party: A Toddler Sleeps Through

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Byline: PAUL THOMPSON

A BUOYANT Hillary Clinton kept her White House dream alive as she wonthe crucial Pennsylvania primary by a margin of almost 10 per cent.

The former first lady lived up to her nickname of the "comeback kid" to put amajor dent in Barack Obama's bid to seal the Democratic presidentialnomination.

With more than 99 per cent of votes counted, Mrs Clinton was celebrating a winover her bitter rival by 55 to 45, a strong enough margin to cast her as aconvincing winner.

While some in her campaign had hoped for a bigger win, the result will beseized upon as a clear sign of an emphatic victory.

The triumph in one of the biggest states allowed her to close the lead on MrObama in the delegate count. Before last night's tally was fully added Mr Obamahad 1,705 delegates to Mrs Clinton's 1,575.

A newly energised Mrs Clinton told a wildly cheering crowd in Philadelphia thatshe had the support to go all the way to the White House.

"You know, some people counted me out and said to drop out," she toldsupporters, who roared their approval. "But the American people don't quit andthey deserve a president who doesn't quit, either." Taking the stage withdaughter Chelsea and husband Bill, Mrs Clinton punched the air with delight.The crowd cheered "yes she can, yes she can" as she delivered an unashamedlytriumphant speech.

"It's a long road to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, and it runs right through theheart of Pennsylvania," she said. "For six weeks Senator Obama and I havecriss-crossed this state making our best case. You listened and today youchose." Mrs Clinton said the "tide is turning" and again emphasised that shewas ready to take on the mantle of commander-in chief of the armed forces,saying she was a "president ready to lead on day one".

She added that she had beaten a "formidable opponent" who had outspent herthree-to-oneand urged the crowd to dig into their pockets and donate to her campaign. …

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