NEW YORK - Hillary Clinton, sounding very much like a winner, told cheering supporters in New York that Super Tuesday was "America's night."
Though Democratic presidential rival Barack Obama claimed several key states, Clinton racked up big wins in New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts and elsewhere.
"Tonight is America's night," Clinton said. "It's not over yet, because the polls are still open in California for a few more minutes." Most networks were saying California was still too close to call after the polls closed there.
"Tonight we are hearing the voices of people across America," Clinton said, "of all colors ... and all walks of life ... You're ready for a president who's ready to bring your voices, your dreams to your White House."
Some of the biggest cheers came when Clinton talked of stem cell research, which the Bush administration has limited, and the war in Iraq.
"We want to do stem-cell research right here right here in the United States of America," she said, and in an obvious reference to Republican candidate John McCain, said some were asking "Why not a hundred (years) more (of the U.S. presence in Iraq)? Well, they've got till Jan. 20, 2009, and not a day more."
Clinton also promised healthcare for "every man, woman and child in America."
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