Obama tops Clinton in Mississippi primary

Sen. Barack Obama won the Mississippi Democratic primary Tuesday over rival Sen. Hillary Clinton.Obama?s victory in Mississippi came just three days after his win in the Wyoming caucuses, padding his lead over Clinton. The Illinois senator was the favorite in the pre-primary opinion polls. However, Democratic delegates are awarded proportionately, so Clinton (D-N.Y.) campaigned to limit his take.

?I want people of Mississippi to know that I'm in favor of you and that I will work for you and I will be there for you," said Clinton.

Clinton still lost by 20 points in an electorate sharply divided along racial lines. Exit polls showed blacks made up half of Mississippi?s Democratic voters. Obama overwhelmingly won the black vote. While Clinton congratulated Obama (D-Ill.) on his victory, she is moving forward with her campaign."I'm excited about the next six weeks, traveling around, going all over Philadelphia, going into the suburbs, going across this beautiful, beautiful commonwealth," Clinton said regarding the upcoming Pennsylvania primary.

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