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Election: A Pennsylvania delight for Dean?

November 4, 2008 |  5:28 pm

Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean was smiling during his remote appearance on MSNBC as election anchor Chris Matthews discussed an early projection that Sen. Barack Obama had won Pennsylvania.

"So far, so good," Dean said, "but we've still got a long way to go. There are still a lot of people out west who have not voted yet, and we want to be sure they get out and vote."

Dean said he was encouraged by early projections that Obama was winning over voters "across the board": "That's the most wonderful thing about this night." He added that it was a "wonderful start to the beginning of the healing of America."

Matthews said the Republicans had to win in the state in order to have a chance in the election. "The Republican strategy to win the Keystone State has failed," he predicted.

— Greg Braxton