Democratic and Republican frontrunners Hillary Clinton and John McCain have won Super Tuesday primaries in the key states of New York and California, according to US media projections. (Report: C.Norris-Trent).
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Feb. 6, 2008 – A night of Super-Tuesday drama gave a clear lead to Republican hopeful John McCain but amounted to a draw for Democrats Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama, according to US media projections.
As results rolled in, there were upsets as well as much-anticipated results in the race to nail down Republican and Democratic presidential candidates. Clinton and McCain secured key wins in
McCain surged ahead in the bid for the Republican Party's presidential nomination, defeating his closest rival Mitt Romney in
Mitt Romney, a former governor of
Obama and Clinton finished their Super Tuesday sprint with a draw. Obama won a string of victories in no less than 13 states, but lost delegate-rich states
According to Realclearpolitics, an independent
On the Republican side, Realclearpolitics estimates that McCain has bagged 530 delegates, against 105 for Romney and 29 for Huckabee, giving McCain a more than comfortable lead in the Republican nomination race.
List of projected winners
Here are the projected winners so far:
- Barack Obama: Georgia, Illinois, Delaware, Kansas, Alabama, North Dakota, Missouri, Utah, Connecticut, Minnesota, Alaska, Colorado, Idaho
- Hillary Clinton:
- John McCain:
- Mike Huckabee:
- Mitt Romney:
More than half the total Democratic delegates and about 40 percent of the Republican delegates were at stake in this year’s Super Tuesday.
Clinton and Obama’s rollercoaster ride from East to West coast has drawn both candidates into an even tighter race for the Democratic nomination. All eyes are now turning to the upcoming primaries in
According to Oreskes,
As Clinton and Obama sharpen their swords for a new round of primaries, Democratic “superdelegates” are becoming more and more important. Superdelegates are members of the establishment of the Democratic Party who automatically get to vote during the convention. “They’re generally favourable to
A valiant Romney vowed to go on despite McCain’s overwhelming victory. “The one thing clear is that this campaign’s going on,” he said. But NBC reported that he was planning “frank discussions” about the future of his bid on Wednesday. McCain may has secured 530 delegate votes, according to RealClearpolitics, but needs 1,191 votes to be anointed as the Republican nominee.
Date created : 2008-02-06