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Hillary back in White House race

March 05, 2008
In a dramatic comeback, New York Senator Hillary Clinton on Wednesday won crucial primaries in Ohio, Texas and Rhode Island, ending frontrunner Barack Obama's 12-win streak and signalling that the Democratic White House race was far from over.

"You know what they say. As Ohio goes, so goes the nation," the 60-year-old former first lady told cheering supporters in Ohio, which had 141 delegates at stake.

Polls projected at least 16 percentage points lead for Clinton, who had been facing mounting pressure from rivals and even supporters to call it quits, in case of a defeat in either of the two big-ticket states of Ohio and Texas.

Image: Hillary Clinton celebrates with her daughter Chelsea at the Columbus Athenaeum in Ohio.
Photographs: Eric Thayer/Getty Images

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