Clinton puts out South Carolina concession statement

Hillary Clinton says she's looking ahead to the states to come.

By Alex Koppelman
January 27, 2008 6:07AM (UTC)
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Hillary Clinton, who came in second in today's Democratic primary in South Carolina, has come out with a statement conceding the loss, which was e-mailed to the press minutes ago.

The full statement:

"I have called Senator [Barack] Obama to congratulate him and wish him well.


"Thank you to the people of South Carolina who voted today and welcomed me into their homes over the last year. Your stories will stay with me well beyond this campaign and I am grateful for the support so many of you gave to me.

"We now turn our attention to the millions of Americans who will make their voices heard in Florida and the twenty-two states as well as American Samoa who will vote on February 5th.

"In the days ahead, I'll work to give voice to those who are working harder than ever to be heard. For those who have lost their job or their home or their health care, I will focus on the solutions needed to move this country forward. That's what this election is about. It's about our country, our hopes and dreams. Our families and our future."

Alex Koppelman

Alex Koppelman is a staff writer for Salon.

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