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Even with win, Clinton still the underdog

Still the underdog in a contest that won't quit, Hillary Rodham Clinton pulled off a feisty act of political survival in the Pennsylvania primary, defeating Barack Obama to keep her Democratic presidential hopes alive. The New York senator's comfortable win sends the race on to North Carolina, where the flush-with-money Obama is favored; and Indiana, where the two are close. Obama was able to stave off an eyebrow-arching blowout by Clinton even while falling short in his effort to bring the polarizing competition effectively to a close. Clinton beat him by about 10 points.
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Clinton declared winner in Pennsylvania

Hillary Rodham Clinton won the Pennsylvania primary Tuesday night, defeating Barack Obama and staving off elimination in their riveting race for the Democratic presidential nomination. The former first lady was winning 53 percent of the vote to 47 percent for her rival with 19 percent of the vote counted, and she hoped for significant inroads into Obama's overall lead in the competition for delegates to the Democratic National Convention. Clinton scored her victory by winning the votes of blue-collar workers, women and white men in an election where the economy was the dominant concern. More than 80 percent of voters surveyed as they left their polling places said the nation was already in a recession.
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Surviving to fight another day

Hillary Clinton should savor the moment. Soon enough, she must face the reality of time and money running out on her once-invincible campaign. Her win Tuesday in the important swing state of Pennsylvania was hard-fought and decisive. Barack Obama's well-funded effort to shut her down did not come close to an upset.
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White male vote is key in Pennsylvania

Travis Frantti knocks on the front door, ready to make his pitch for Hillary Rodham Clinton. It's the final weekend before Tuesday's presidential primary in Pennsylvania, and he and his mother are out canvassing in suburban Pittsburgh, a printout of persuadable Democrats and a stack of campaign literature in hand.

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It’s the economy, stupid, but…

The economy has soared past Iraq as the top problem on the minds of voters. But do the growing economic worries give a particular edge to any presidential candidate? Not so far, according to an Associated Press-Yahoo News poll released Monday.
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Clinton needs ‘blowout’ to salvage race

With time, numbers and momentum running against her, Hillary Clinton needs a "blowout" victory in Pennsylvania to keep her Democratic Presidential race alive. The odds are against her. Obama has a lead of more than 800,000 votes and a substantial delegate lead and Clinton appears unlikely to overtake the Illinois Senator in either category.
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