Hillary Clinton leads Barack Obama in Indiana primary - WDRB 41 Louisville News

Hillary Clinton leads Barack Obama in Indiana primary

Hillary Clinton leads the Indiana primary.  A win would give her more delegates, but still not enough to overtake Barack Obama for the Democratic nomination for president.

Barack Obama has a win of his own in the North Carolina primary.  But back to Indiana, Hoosier voters say a chance to make history brought them to the polls. 

Barbara Overton, an Inaiana voter says, "It's whether the first woman or the first black, as long as we get a Democrat!"

Andrew O'Neal, first time voter says,  "We have a first woman, African-American, like cool!" Turnout is heavy, if not a record for a primary in the state.

People waited in lines to vote in some Floyd and Clark County precincts.  Pollwatchers there say 40, 50 even 60 percent turnouts are common but also unheard of for any primary election.

Fred Mallory, a voter says, "I'm getting tired of the crap on the hill."  Two-thirds of Democratic voters in Indiana say the economy is the most important issue in the primary.  That's part of an Associated Press exit poll taken Tuesday.

The Iraq War was tops for one-fifth, or 20 percent.  The Clinton-Obama race overshadowed the Democratic primary for Governor.  Former Northern Indiana Congresswoman Jill Long Thompson is leading Indianapolis architect Jim Schellinger.

The winner faces Republican Mitch Daniels in the fall.  Also Tuesday night, ninth district congressman Baron Hill wins his primary.  He'll face Mike Sodrel in the fall.  Sodrel ran unopposed.

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