WASHINGTON (CNN) - House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-California, said Wednesday the Democratic presidential race is not over yet and that it is still possible for Senator Hillary Clinton to win.
“I think the race is alive and well and will continue,” Pelosi said during a news conference to promote Democratic energy proposals.
Pelosi, who has repeatedly said she remains neutral in the Democrats’ nomination battle, was asked whether Clinton's slim margin of victory in Indiana meant her campaign was finished.
"A win is a win. A win is a win. Let's just call it what it is," Pelosi said.
"I believe the races must continue. The people should all have the opportunity to speak as long as two candidates wish to compete in those primaries and caucuses. In a few weeks we will be on our way to nominating the next President of the United States," she said.
When asked whether she could see any path to victory for Senator Clinton, Pelosi said "You never know in elections."
She said she was more focused on House races. "I'm not part of the Presidential elections so I think as long as the campaign is going and the candidates are in the race there's always a possibility," she said.
Asked about concerns raised by Democrats that the prolonged fight could hurt party unity, Pelosi insisted "the outcome either way is a good one for us."
Pelosi argued high turnout in Tuesday's primaries will help Democrats win in the fall. But she warned she would speak out if the national campaigns hurt her goal of expanding the Democratic majority in Congress. "Let me say this, the day I see that the actions taken by the presidentials has an impact down ballot on my races for the House I'll let you know."
The Speaker said she's not following Senator McCain's campaign, but argued voters won't support "another four years of President Bush."