Clinton Wins Easy Victory in KY

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CBNNews.com - As expected, Sen. Hillary Clinton cruised to a relatively easy win Tuesday in the Kentucky Democratic Primary.

In one of her strongest victory speeches yet, Sen. Hillary Clinton stood before the nation Tuesday night vowing to go on and fight until every vote is counted.

Click the play button on the media player to hear Clinton's victory speech.

"Tonight we've achieved an important victory. It's not just Kentucky bluegrass that's music to my ears," she said from Louisville, Ky. "Some have said that your votes didn't matter… but that didn't stop you. You've never given up on me because you know I'll never give up on you."  Live Election Results

With all of the precincts reporting, Clinton won the state 65 percent to Obama's 30 percent.

"I am so grateful for this victory," Clinton said. "Tonight I'm thinking about why we're all here. What propels us is the struggle to achieve America's promise… where every man and woman has a fair chance."

According to the Associated Press, Clinton beat Obama amongst voters of all ages and incomes. She also fared well among liberals, moderates and conservatives.

Clinton said she plans to head to Montana, South Dakota and Puerto Rico as well as Florida and Michigan, where the Democratic National Committee is trying to resolve the dispute around the unseated delegates.

"I'm going to keep standing up for the voters of Florida and Michigan. Democrats in those two states cast 2.3 million votes and they deserve to have those votes counted," she said.

With her win in the Bluegrass State, Clinton picked up approximately 28 delegates. But that's still not enough to win the nomination outright. Neither she nor Obama will pick up the 2,025 delegates needed before the DNC Convention in Denver in August. The DNC will hold an important meeting on May 31 in Washington to decide the matter.

During her speech Clinton also took a moment to honor her friend and colleague Sen. Ted Kennedy. Kennedy was diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor Tuesday.

" one of the greatest progressive leaders in our party. He's my friend and he's my inspiration," she said. "More than that, he is a hero to millions of Americans whose life he has fought to better."

The state of Oregon also held its primary Tuesday. Obama is expected to win that tightly contested race.

The next primary in the Democratic contest will be held on June 1 in Puerto Rico.

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