Steadfast Coalition Delivers 55-45% Clinton Win

Women, whites, working-class were key
By Jason Farago,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 23, 2008 4:00 AM CDT
Hillary celebrates alongside her husband, former President Bill Clinton, after winning the Pennsylvania primary in Philadelphia, Tuesday April 22, 2008.    (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
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(Newser) – Hillary Clinton conquered Pennsylvania with the same coalition that drove her to victory in Ohio: white women, blue-collar workers and older voters. And once again, voters who decided in the last days of the primary skewed heavily toward the New York senator, reports Politico. The only surprise in her 55-45% win came among the young—while Barack Obama still won that demographic, the candidates split white voters age 29 and under.

Clinton now heads to North Carolina, where Obama holds a decisive advantage, and Indiana, which Hillary's campaign acknowledges is a make-or-break state for her. Clinton's route to the candidacy remains treacherous, warns the Washington Post. Not only can she not surpass Obama's delegate lead, his campaign has $42 million in the bank while hers is in debt.