May 13th, 2008
06:00 AM ET
15 years ago

McAuliffe says Clinton staying in, will win popular vote

[cnn-photo-caption image= caption="McAuliffe said Clinton is in the race through June 3."]
(CNN) - Despite calls from some for Hillary Clinton to abandon her presidential bid, her campaign chairman insisted Monday she will stay in the race until the last primary and predicted the New York Democrat will overtake Barack Obama in the popular vote.

“We are going through to June 3," Clinton Campaign Chairman Terry McAuliffe said on MSNBC Monday. "I can unequivocally tell you we are in until June 3.”

“We will move ahead in the popular vote. There are 1.1 million Democrats in West Virginia, there are 1.6 million in Kentucky, 2.4 million in Puerto Rico. We win by these huge margins, have good turnout there, we will pick up a significant amount of the popular vote."

Polls show Clinton will likely score big wins in the next two primary states, West Virginia and Kentucky, though it remains virtually impossible for the New York senator to catch Obama in the pledged delegate count. She lost her lead among the party’s superdelegates on Monday.

Montana and South Dakota hold the last two primary contests on June 3.

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  1. Karen

    Edwards came out again in Larry King Live. He is making his case for a VP. He has chips to help Obama win Penn. and Ohio.

    May 12, 2008 09:05 pm at 9:05 pm |
  2. Mike d.

    here's the big question. Does puerto rico REALLY determine the popular vote?

    May 12, 2008 09:05 pm at 9:05 pm |
  3. Rose

    If my vote in Florida doesn't count in the primary, I'm sure there are many in Florida and Michigan that will be writing the name of Hillary Clinton on their ballot in the general election. Better yet, maybe she will run as an independent and we can leave our pen at home.

    May 12, 2008 09:05 pm at 9:05 pm |
  4. Democrats Unite!

    We must unite under one candidate and not disenfranchise any voters. I see how all of you may be upset at the happenings in Florida and Michigan but dont blame it on Obama, he did not veto them, nor should you blame it on the DNC or howard dean. I do believe we should come to an agreement on those states asap however, both candidates agreed that the states were breaking the law.
    All clinton supporters who blame obama for "disenfranchising" 2 states, well not counting 4 caucus states is also disenfranchising all who went out to vote as is not counting any of the uncommited votes in Michigan. Please some of the comments by some obama supporters are outrageous, we need to come together as a party under one unifying candidate and that i believe is the one whom the majority of voters have chose Barack Obama 08!!!!
    Maybe clinton divisive network wont post this but im just trying to make myself feel better!

    May 12, 2008 09:06 pm at 9:06 pm |
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