Clinton Not Giving Up on NC

Obama's way ahead in polls, but Hillary's camp is turning up the heat
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 25, 2008 9:50 AM CDT
Hillary Clinton listens to retired Brigadier Gen. John Watkins Jr., express his support for her during an event in Fayetteville, N.C. Thursday, April 24, 2008.    (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
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(Newser) – Barack Obama is widely expected to walk away with North Carolina's Democratic primary, but Hillary Clinton—buoyed by her Pennsylvania success—isn't giving up on the state, reports the Wall Street Journal. Clinton is spending millions on ads and staging dozens of rallies, hoping that her momentum will translate into a strong performance May 6.

Clinton is hoping to avoid a repeat of  Obama's blowout win in South Carolina. The state's demographics are likely to work in Obama's favor and he's way ahead in the polls, but the Clinton camp hopes to at least narrow the gap to single digits. "Winning here would be the upset of the century," admitted a Clinton campaign director.