Obama HQ: The crowd watches the candidate

Marcia Gelbart reports:

10:50 p.m.

Obama comments in Evansville:

"I want to start tonight by congratulating Sen. Clinton on the win tonight….She ran a terrific race. I want to thank the hundreds of thousands of Pennsylvanians who stood with our campaign today.

"There were a lot of folks who didn’t think we could make this a race when we started….Now, six weeks later, we closed the gap, we rallied people of every race and age and background to the cause. Whether they were inspired for the first time, or for the first time in a long time, we registered a record number of voters and it is those new voters who will lead our party to victory in November."
 
10:30 pm

The crowd has not thinned out, as people seem to be waiting for Obama himself to talk.

And for numbers.

"All that matters is the delegate count, the popular vote and the spin," said Obama finance man Mark Alderman, chairman of the WolfBlock law firm. "And that's all about the margin."

Alderman has every intention of staying up all night til that margin is known.

If it is under 10, "it's a tie." If it's under five, he said, "we won."

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