Sen. Hillary Clinton claimed victory in Pennsylvania on Tuesday, beating out Sen. Barack Obama after a bruising seven-week campaign.
"It's a long road to 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. and it runs right through the heart of Pennsylvania," she told supporters in Philadelphia.
"I'm in this race to fight for you ... You know you can count on me to stand up strong for you every single day in the White House."
Clinton commended Obama and his campaign, saying they are in many ways "on this journey together."
Tuesday's projected victory follows Clinton's wins in other big states such as Ohio, New York and California.
Forget the final votes tally, I'm seeing Barack's second-place finish last night as a victory. Why? Well, considering that Hillary was once leading PA by as many as 33 points in the polls, when all was said and done Barack proved his mettle by slashing two-thirds of her lead away. That alone should be noteworthy to superdelegates, esp. in a liberal-leaning state like PA that any Democrat would win versus a Republican. Consider too that its been a long six weeks since the last Democratic primary, that plus the fact that Hillary's vowed to stay in the race until the convention lets you know that the significance of the PA primary got way more play from the media than it should have--the only question here worth asking in the last six weeks not being if Hillary would win PA, but how much she would win by. So in the end a 10-point "victory" really comes off as a loss in my book.