Ads hit the New York area for 'Super Tuesday'

Michelle Obama will hit NY in person today for her husband
January 30, 2008 3:58:59 PM PST
Senator Hillary Clinton won the Democratic primary in Florida, although no delegates were at stake. That's because the National party punished Florida for moving its primary to an earlier date. Senator Clinton received 50-percent of the vote. Senator Barack Obama came in second with 33-percent. John Edwards was third with 15-percent.

Now the candidates are turning their attention to Super Tuesday.

Eyewitness News reporter Lisa Colagrossi is live on Manhattan's Upper East Side.

Even though New York is considered an easy win for Hillary Clinton -- Illionois Senator Barack Obama is making some real indroads here.

His wife Michelle is very popular out here on the campaign trail -- and there are two fundraisers today -- both are already sold out.

The winner in Florida -- Hillary Clinton -- and Barack Obama -- both turned their attention now to "Super Tuesday" - February 5th.

There are close to two dozen Democratic primaries and caucuses that day. The Clinton camp will be working to show that Senator Clinton is now the candidate with momentum.

"I'm thrilled to have the vote of confidence you gave me today," Clinton said. "I am convinced that with this record vote, with the millions of Americans who will vote next Tuesday, we'll send a message that America is back and we will take charge of our destiny once again."

Starting today -- both campaigns will be flooding the New York area with new commercials.

There's even a new Obama ad which features Caroline Kennedy.

"Barack Obama can lift America and make us one nation again..." - from the Caroline Kennedy commercial.

It's a big-money blitz in New York, and in Boston, Philadelphia, Los Angeles and San Francisco.

Michelle Obama, the candidate's wife, is hitting New York in person today:

  • Mrs. Obama has fundraisers set for Manhattan's Upper East Side and Greenwich, Connecticut.
  • In between -- she's meeting with the waitresses at a diner in Stamford -- to hear their concerns.
  • Polls show the Obama campaign making serious inroads in New York City.

    As for Hillary Clinton's win in Florida - the Obama campaign calls it meaningless because it gives Clinton no delegates, and no real momentum.

    "This country is more than a collection of red states and blue states because my story could have only happened in the United States of America," Obama said on Tuesday.

    This afternoon's fundraiser headlined by Michelle Obama is being held at a private on Manhattan's Upper East Side. She also has a fundraiser in Connecticut, homestate of Ned Lamont, who ran against Joe Lieberman.