Clinton Coming To South Dakota
May 7, 2008, 7:11 AM
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is coming to South Dakota on Thursday for a rally at the Sioux Falls airport.
Her campaign announced that a rally will be held at Hangar One at Landmark Aviation at Joe Foss Field. Doors open at 12:15 in the afternoon, with the event starting at 2:15.
South Dakota's primary is four weeks away. The Clinton campaign opened its office in Sioux Falls yesterday.
Clinton state director Geoff Wetrosky said Clinton will run an active campaign, with voter contact efforts that include phone calls and door-to-door work.
Clinton has eked out a narrow victory over Barack Obama in Indiana's Democratic primary.
The tallies from 99 percent of the Indiana precincts show Clinton with 51 percent to Obama's 49 percent. That margin is a little more than 22,000 votes of the more than 1.2 million cast.
It was a cliffhanger. The outcome wasn't clear for more than six hours after the polls closed. The uncertainty stemmed from slow counting in Lake County near Obama's home city of Chicago.
Before the race was called for her, Clinton declared victory and told supporters "it's full speed on to the White House."
Barack Obama says he knows the marathon struggle for the Democratic nomination has caused "bruised feelings on both sides" but predicts the party will unite by November.
His campaign is dropping broad hints that it's time for the 270 remaining unaligned party figures known as superdelegates to get off the fence and settle the nomination.
Speaking at a victory party in Raleigh, North Carolina, Tuesday night, Obama also sought to answer charges that he was having trouble winning in big states that will be important in the general election.
He characterized the North Carolina win as "a victory in a big state, a swing state."
North Carolina is the nation's 10th largest state in population.
Obama told supporters he won by overcoming "politics of division and the politics of distraction." He said Americans "aren't looking for more spin; they're looking for honest answers."
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