Hillary's Victory Speech in Kentucky
She's starting now. I'll live-blog.She's grateful. I want to say a special word about Ted Kennedy. He is one of the greatest progressive leaders in our party's history. He's my friend and inspiration and he's a hero to millions whose lives he has bettered. I'm proud to have stood by him in the Senate to provide health care and prevent discrimination against the sick. But that's just a snippet of his five decades in public service. He's been with us for our fight and we are with him for his.
Tonight we've achieved an important victory. Some of have said the campaign is over, your vote doesn't count. That didn't stop you. You've never given up on me because you know I'll never give up on you.
This is one of the closest races in modern history. We're winning the popular vote and I'm more determined than ever to keep going.[ More...]
Obama and I will continue to go toe to toe. I need your help. Go to HillaryClinton.com.
We've made it this far, so go there and give. (Bill and Chelsea are laughing with big smiles at that comment in the audience.)
We have to elect a nominee who is best positioned to win in November.
Crowd is chanting "Hillary, Hillary."
Talks about the people who don't make the news...the truckers, waitresses, nurses, etc.
Everyone deserves a shot at the American dream. We are in this race because this century poses new challenges. If we only had a President ready, willing and able to lead.
We believe America is worth fighting for. I've fought the only way I know how, by never giving up and never giving in. I've done it because I believe passionately the Democrats must take back the White House and end Republican rule.
I'm going on to S.Dakota, Montana and Puerto Rico. And to stick up for the 2.3 million in FL and MI who deserve to have their votes counted.
I'm going to go on until we have a nominee, whoever she may be.
Kentucky has a knack for picking Presidents. It voted for Bill Clinton twice. As KY goes, so goes the nation.
Neither Obama nor I have won the 2,210 delegates necessary out of 4,400 to win. Neither of us will have that number on June 3. The party will then have a tough choice. Who's ready to lead at the top of the ticket?
Tells voters to keep fighting. That's what she is going to do.
I am in this race to fight for your future. Whatever happens, I'll work as hard as I can to elect a Democrat this fall.
Gives a history of "United We Stand." We will come together as a party united by common values. United in service, of hopes and dreams, that know no boundaries of race, gender, etc.
We won't just unite our party, we will unite our country and make sure America's best years are yet to come.
Thank you and G-d Bless.
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