Clinton calls for party unity, declares victory from Philadelphia

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks at her presidential primary election night rally

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks at her presidential primary election night rally

About 1000 Clinton supporters danced and cheered Tuesday night while Clinton called for party unity as she looked forward to returning to the city for the DNC in July.

Hillary Clinton made a call for unity at her victory speech Tuesday night at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Center City Philadelphia. Clinton took Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, and Connecticut, garnering alarge chunk of the delegates, leaving her rival Bernie Sanders facing a near impossible task to close the gap.

APpaleadersclintonprimarywinx600Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, embraces Gov. Tom Wolf as Mayor Jim Kenney looks on at her presidential primary election night rally, Tuesday, April 26, 2016, in Philadelphia. (Matt Rourke/AP Photo)

About 1000 Clinton supporters danced and cheered Tuesday night while Clinton called for party unity as she looked forward to returning to the city for the DNC in July.  “With your help we’re going to come back to Philadelphia for the Democratic National Convention with the most votes and the most pledgeddelegates,” said Clinton. Clinton did best in Philadelphia, where two-thirds of the voters cast their ballot for her. Hasan Solomon of Germantown, said he supported Clinton over Sanders because he says Clinton can get the job done.  “She stands for working people,” said Solomon. “She stands for people who are trying to make a living and be successful in this country. I like Bernie but there’s a lot of good rhetoric. I want results and she’s the one who can deliver results. She can deliver on the promises she’s given to voters.” Solomon is confident Sanders’ supporters will come out for Clinton in November. “I don’t think they’ll have an option,” he said. “She’s the only choice. When it’s a Hillary campaign versus a Trump campaign I think the option will be clear.” But not everyone at the Clinton rally thought it would be so easy to convert Bernie Sanders’ supporters. Ann Marie Smith, from South Philadelphia, says Sanders’ supporters will have to be convinced by their elders. “It’s going to be very difficult,” said Smith, “because they’re militant. They’re just going to have to be made to understand and I think it’s going to be incumbent on their parents to tell them exactly what’s going on. [Sanders] has not written any bills, he hasn’t accomplished anything. He talks a good talk but he just hasn’t followed through.”

 

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