'I'm More Determined Than Ever'

Clinton insists she's the stronger candidate after win in West Virginia
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted May 13, 2008 8:58 PM CDT
Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-N.Y., acknowledges supporters during her West Virginia Primary night rally Tuesday, May 13, 2008 at the Charleston Civic Center.    (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
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(Newser) – Hillary Clinton said tonight she is "more determined than ever" to continue her campaign for the White House after what she termed an "overwhelming" victory in West Virginia, NBC reports. "I believe I'm the strongest candidate," she told supporters in Charleston after romping in nearly all-white West Virginia. With the odds stacked against her and her campaign $20 million in debt, she again urged supporters to go to her website to contribute.

"We're in the home stretch," said Clinton, noting that no Democrat has won the White House without winning West Virginia since 1916. The statistic matters, she said, because West Virginia is a swing state and therefore crucial to success in the general election. "The White House is won in the swing states," she said. "And I am winning in the swing states."