(CNN) – To some observers, it may seem as though Hillary Clinton has had a disappointing 24 hours. But on a conference call with reporters Wednesday, her senior campaign advisers insisted that her loss in North Carolina, razor-thin victory in Indiana, and the revelation she had lent her campaign another $6 million over the past month - for a total of more than $11 million since the primary season began all represented positive developments for her White House run.
Clinton strategist Geoff Garin said the nail-biting Indiana contest which CNN was not able to call for Clinton until after midnight "was an outcome about which we feel very, very good."
He added that North Carolina, where Clinton lost to Barack Obama by a double-digit margin - does "represent progress for us" and "strengthens the case that she will be the strongest nominee for the party in November."
The key, said Garin, lay in Clinton's gains among white voters since the demographically similar Virginia primary. "When we began in North Carolina, our internal polling and in much of the public polling we were running exactly even with white voters," he said.
While the campaign did not do as well as it would have liked among black voters, Garin said it was significant that Clinton "ended up earning a significant win of 24 points" among North Carolina's white voters.
Spokesman Howard Wolfson said Clinton's decision to lend her campaign several million additional dollars since April 11 demonstrated her personal commitment to keeping her presidential bid competitive. He said he did not know how much the campaign had raised in the hours since her Indiana victory.
(In the hours following her win in Pennsylvania last month, the campaign had sent regular updates to reporters eventually claiming a staggering $10 million haul in a 24-hour period.)
Wolfson, pressed on whether Clinton's $11 million in loans had exceeded her own income and some might have come from her husband Bill Clinton, said there was "no distinction between her share of their joint assets and their money."
The New York senator, he said, is "legally is entitled to use up to 50 percent of their jointly held assets for her campaign" though she has long tried to avoid making the former president's income an issue in the campaign.
Wolfson conceded to a reporter that pundit speculation on Clinton¹s electoral odds might hinder their quest for superdelegates - "obviously, superdelegates watch TV and read the newspapers" and said the New York senator would be meeting with uncommitted superdelegates on Capitol Hill later Wednesday, in a previously scheduled session.