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Tuesday, June 3rd, 2008

PCH June 3

As I tweeted earlier, I was stuck in traffic on Pacific Coast Highway in Los Angeles as Hillary Clinton came on the air tonight to give her final primary-night speech of the 2008 presidential election. I’m home now, and Barack Obama has just claimed the Democratic nomination. On the radio, Clinton campaign chair Terry McAuliffe cited a 20 million voter increase from the 2004 primary election cycle to this one. Now the question is this: how do we sustain that record turnout — across party lines?

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