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Sen. Clinton comes to L.A. to raise funds

May 15, 2008 8:48:26 AM PDT
On the heels of a win in West Virginia, Senator Hillary Clinton is visiting the Southland Thursday to raise money for her financially strapped campaign, despite the fact that the momentum and the delegates have shifted in her opponent's favor.This could be her last visit to the Southland as a Democratic presidential nominee.

The campaign is said to be about $20 million in debt, and Clinton already loaned the campaign about $11 million, but the persistent senator has been clear that she will be in the race until the end.

"I don't believe in quitting. You may not win in life, but you do the best you can. You go the distance. You don't walk off the court before the buzzer sounds. You never know, you might get a three-point shot at the end, and so we're going to finish this process," she said.

It didn't help that Sen. John Edwards endorsed Barack Obama Wednesday night.

"There is one man who knows in his heart that it is time to create one America, not two, and that man is Barack Obama," Edwards said at a rally.

"John Edwards and I believe in a different America, Hillary Clinton believes in a different America, the Democratic party believes in a different America. One America, where we rise and fall together as one people, and that's why we are gonna take Washington by storm this November," Obama said at a rally.

Obama is hoping that Edwards' endorsement will give him a boost with white working class voters, who have been voting for Sen. Clinton.

Obama leads in the delegate count, with 1880 delegates to Clinton's 1713. The winning candidate needs 2025 for the Democratic nomination.

Clinton needs Michigan and Florida to be counted to stay in the race, and those two states' delegates are still undecided.

The Clinton campaign was able to raise $1 million after clinching the West Virginia primary, but she's going to need a lot more than that.

 

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