The Road From Pennsylvania To North Carolina

North Carolina is next on the presidential primary calendar, along with Indiana on May 6.

Senator Hillary Clinton defeated Senator Barack Obama in the "Keystone State" Tuesday. Clinton won at least 66 delegates in Pennsylvania, while Obama secured 57. Thirty-five have yet to be awarded. Wherever those 35 delegates go, Obama will continue to lead in the overall delegate count.

What does a Clinton win in Pennsylvania mean for the primary in North Carolina? Jay Morris, Assistant Professor of Political Science at East Carolina University, weighted in:

"In almost every possible scenario, the results in Pennsylvania will only marginally influence the North Carolina race. Both campaigns have already invested millions of dollars in campaigning in NC, and will likely invest much more over the coming 2 weeks...A lot of eyes will be on North Carolina on May 6 to see if Obama can 'close the deal with a projected double-digit victory here."

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