Clinton Romps in Kentucky

As expected, she beats Obama handily; Oregon later tonight
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted May 20, 2008 6:08 PM CDT
Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-N.Y., picks up 7-month-old Haiden Weaver as her mother, Heather, looks on at Lynn's Paradise Cafe during a campaign stop in Louisville, Ky. Tuesday, May 20, 2008.    (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
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(Newser) – Hillary Clinton cruised to a lopsided victory in today's Kentucky primary, the Louisville Courier-Journal reports. Clinton won 65% to 30%, a margin of victory she called an "overwhelming vote of confidence." Despite the huge win, Barack Obama picked up enough support to clinch a majority of pledged delegates in the Democratic race.

Clinton had led handily in all the polls in heavily white Kentucky, and her camp hoped the decisive victory will sway the remaining on-the-fence superdelegates. She once again dominated among working-class white voters, exit polls show. After tonight's voting, only three contests remain—Puerto Rico, Montana, and South Dakota, the latter two on June 3.