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Clinton's Final Push in MA

On the final day of pre-primary campaigning, Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton spoke to students and supporters at Clark University in Worcester. WBUR's Monica Brady-Myerov reports.

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MONICA BRADY-MYEROV: New York Senator Hillary Clinton tried to cheer up a defeated Patriot nation yesterday. She told the crowd of several hundred people at Clark University that today they can vote for her and be on a winning team. In a speech that touched on her major campaign themes of universal health care and ending the war in Iraq, she drew distinctions between her and Illinois Senator Barack Obama.

SEN. HILLARY CLINTON: But there are differences between me and my opponent differences in approach and vision and understanding what it takes to make the changes that we want. You know change is hard. It wish it were easy.

BRADY-MYEROV: With a hoarse voice, Clinton sometimes spoke in hushed tones especially on health care.

CLINTON: So it's not only morally wrong it is economically stupid we need to have everyone have access to quality affordable health care.

BRADY-MYEROV: Clinton's major political supporters in the state were on hand. Among them, Congressman Jim McGovern, Senate President Therese Murray and Speaker of the House Sal diMasi. DiMasi said Clinton has the experience to lead.

SAL DIMASI: If you really want real change that can happen it's not about the words and who system them it's about the work and Hillary Clinton does the work.

BRADY-MYEROV: That's what appeals to voter Kathy Troutner from the town of Clinton.

KATHY TROUTNER: I'm supporting Hillary because she has the experience to do the job basically she's strong she's assertive. She knows the system and I can't think of anybody better to support.

BRADY-MYEROV: Today Clinton is in her home state of New York where she'll cast her vote and watch the results.

This program aired on February 5, 2008. The audio for this program is not available.

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