Ohio Democratic Chair Looks to Clinton's Past Ohio Success
It was an early night for Hillary Clinton supporters in Ohio. Just over an hour after polls closed, the Associated Press called the state for her. In the end the Democratic Presidential hopeful won the Buckeye state with more than 56 percent of votes compared to 43 percent for her primary rival Senator Bernie Sanders. Ohio Democratic Party Chairman David Pepper says her resounding victory could be attributed to her success here four years ago.
"She ran a very aggressive campaign in ’08 and won in a lot of the state. And I think potentially some of the support she earned in ’08 stuck with her in a way that hasn’t been happening in other states. So that’s why I think numbers may be more decisive than people assumed. In other states she’s won the urban areas and lost in a lot of the suburban and rural. Here it looks like she did very well really across the whole state and that may explain why the numbers are more decisive than anyone thought they would be," Pepper said.
Clinton and Sanders will divvy up Ohio’s delegates – 75 to 54.