Dems Fight On, Clinton Wins PA Primary By 10 Points

Obama had $42 million cash on hand in primary money by the end of March, according to his latest Federal Election Commission report. In comparison, Clinton had $9 million, but was carrying $10 million of debt. But Clinton told "GMA" today her campaign recieved $3 million in donations in the wake of Tuesday's win.

Early on Tuesday morning, Obama sought to manage expectations for any Clinton victory.

"Sen. Clinton started off with a big lead here. She had a 20-point lead," Obama told ABC's Robin Roberts on "GMA," "But we feel good about how we've chipped away at that lead."

A Quinnipiac University poll released Monday found Clinton with a seven-point edge on Obama in Pennsylvania. In mid-February, Clinton boasted a 14-point lead over Obama in Pennsylvania.

Negative TV Ads

The bitter Democratic battle turned even uglier in the lead up to the Pennsylvania primary, with the candidates launching negative ads and robotic calls against one another.

On Monday, Clinton launched an ad in Pennsylvania that questioned whether Obama is up to the task of being president in a time of crisis.

"Who do you think has what it takes?" the narrator asks over images of Osama bin Laden, headlines about the stock market crash of 1929, long gas lines from the 1970s oil-shocks and images of the Cold War, Hurricane Katrina and U.S. soldiers.

The ad quotes President Truman's famous line: "If you can't stand the heat, get out of the kitchen" — to cast Obama as complaining about last week's ABC News presidential debate.

The Obama campaign accused Clinton of using "scare tactics" in the ad. The Illinois senator's latest ad says: "Sen. Clinton has internalized a lot of the strategies, the tactics that have made Washington such a miserable place."

Defending his campaign's harsher tone, Obama told ABC News' Robin Roberts Tuesday: "You've always got to measure if somebody throws an elbow at you, and after three or four times of gettin' elbows in the ribs, you know, at what point do you sort of say, 'OK, you know, we, we, we've gotta put a stop to that?'" Obama said.

Both campaigns launched automated calls to Pennsylvania voters in a last-minute effort to question the credibility of their opponent, with Obama questioning Clinton's record on gun control and Clinton questioning Obama's record on energy.

Making headlines as voters go to the polls, former President Clinton told a Philadelphia radio station Monday that the Obama campaign took his Jesse Jackson comment and "twisted it for political purposes" and accused Obama's campaign of "playing the race card on me."

At the end of the interview, Clinton turned to an associate and said, "I don't think I should take any s-- from anybody on that, do you?"

Today Bill Clinton verbally attacked a reporter who asked him about the comments.

"No, no, no, that's not what I said," Clinton told an NBC reporter. "You always follow me around and play these little games. And I am not going to play your games today. This is a day about election day, go back and see what the question was and what my answer was. You have mischaracterized it just to get a another cheap story to divert the American people from the real urgent issues before us, and I choose not to play your game today."

Taking on the GOP

Pennsylvania voters today chose between two bruised candidates after a grueling and nasty election fight.

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