Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Big Wins for Clinton in Texas and Ohio; McCain won G.O.P. Choice

Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton defeated Senator Barack Obama in the Ohio and Texas primaries on Tuesday, ending a string of defeats and allowing her to soldier on in a Democratic presidential nomination race that now seems unlikely to end any time soon. Mrs. Clinton also won Rhode Island, while Mr. Obama won in Vermont. But the results mean that Mrs. Clinton won the two states she most needed to keep her candidacy alive.

The Associated Press reported that all told, Mr. Obama retains his lead in the delegate count, with 1,477 pledged delegates compared to Mrs. Clinton’s 1,391. The A.P. said that 170 delegates from Tuesday’s contests have yet to be assigned, many from the Texas caucuses.

On the Republican side, Senator John McCain swept to victory in Ohio, Rhode Island, Texas and Vermont and claimed his party’s nomination, capping a remarkable comeback in his second bid for the presidency. Mr. McCain’s main remaining rival, Mike Huckabee, a former governor of Arkansas, announced he was dropping out minutes after the polls closed and pledged his cooperation to Mr. McCain.

Read about it- The New York Times

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Debo Hobo said...

Fortunately this still does not mean she will when the nomination.

Awake In Rochester said...

Hi debo hobo,

It's good to see you!

Well, it's a long shot. She will have to do very well in the remainder of the states, or get the Super Delegates involved. I hope that it doesn't come down to the Super Delegates, but I hope that she does manage to win.