Obama calls for unity after North Carolina victory
Barack Obama, speaking after a strong
victory in North Carolina, vowed that the Democratic Party would reunite after
a gruelling nomination campaign with Hillary Clinton that has "bruised
feelings" on both sides.
"Many of the pundits have suggested that this party is unalterably divided. I am here tonight to tell you that I don't believe it," Obama told supporters in North Carolina's capital Raleigh. "We will be united in November."
Obama thanked voters in North Carolina, where the Illinois senator was leading by 60 per cent to 40 per cent with nearly 40 per cent of precincts reporting.
He appeared to concede Indiana's presidential primary to Clinton, congratulating the New York senator and former first lady for "what appears to be her victory in the state."
Clinton led in Indiana by 52 per cent to 48 per cent with more than 70 per cent of precincts reporting. Most major US television networks had not yet projected Clinton as the victor in Indiana, dpa reported.