In the News: Obama Increases Lead Over Clinton

Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton vowed to continue her campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination after narrowly defeating Sen. Barack Obama in the Indiana primary, 51 to 49 percent. However, Obama took the North Carolina primary by 14 points. The results place Clinton at a severe disadvantage as campaign officials question whether she will be able to overcome her competitor’s substantial lead in pledged delegates. In order to keep her chances of overtaking Obama alive, officials say she will need decisive victories in the six remaining primaries. Meanwhile, Obama stressed that unifying the divided Democratic Party will be essential to winning in the general election. The presidential hopefuls’ next stop is West Virginia, where Clinton is favored.

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