March 29th, 2008
10:50 AM ET
15 years ago

Clinton: nomination battle is good for democracy


In Indiana Saturday, Sen. Clinton continued to resist recent suggestions that she end her presidential bid. (Photo credit: AP)

INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana (CNN) - Hillary Clinton began her Saturday in Indiana by continuing to push back against calls for her to exit the presidential race, telling an audience in Indianapolis that “it is better for our democracy” to keep the nomination contest moving forward.

“There are some folks saying we ought to stop these elections,” she said amidst boos, repeating a line she introduced yesterday after Vermont Sen. Patrick Leahy urged Clinton to step aside.

“I don’t think we believe that in America,” she said. “I thought we of all people knew how important it was to give everyone a chance to have their voices heard and their votes counted, and we’re going to give Indiana that chance on May 6. The more people that have a chance to vote, the better it is for our democracy.”

Clinton also included a line about counting the results from two disputed primaries, telling the crowd at Ben Davis High School that “we’re also going to have to come to terms with how to count the votes of your neighbors in Michigan and the people in Florida."

In the city of Hammond, Indiana on Friday afternoon, Clinton argued that the long Democratic nomination battle is a boon for her party and will only serve to strengthen the eventual nominee.

“We will have a united party behind whomever that nominee is,” she told reporters in Hammond. “I certainly will do everything I can to make sure that we win in November.”

- CNN Political Producer Peter Hamby

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  1. rick

    Way to go .... see you in White House...

    HILLARY '08

    March 29, 2008 01:24 pm at 1:24 pm |
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