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Clinton wins New Mexico; Romney backs McCain

Latest update : 2008-02-15

Presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton won last week's New Mexico Democratic caucus over her surging rival Barack Obama. Meanwhile, former presidential hopeful Mitt Romney endorsed John McCain.

WASHINGTON, Feb 14 (Reuters) - U.S. Sen. Hillary Clinton
won the New Mexico contest on Feb. 5 to choose a Democratic
presidential candidate, narrowly edging rival Barack Obama in a
closely fought vote that took nine days to count, a state party
election official announced on Thursday.
 

Clinton, the New York senator and former first lady,
defeated Obama 73,105 to 71,396, a margin of just 1,709 votes
in the New Mexico contest, said Brad Colon, a New Mexico
Democratic Party election official.
 

"I am so proud to have earned the support of New Mexicans
from across the state," Clinton said in a statement in which
she said she had been awarded 14 of the state's 26 delegates to
the party's nominating convention this summer.
 

The New Mexico contest took place on "Super Tuesday," when
nearly half of the U.S. states selected Democratic and
Republican candidates for the November election.
 

The victory, while narrow, was welcome news for Clinton,
who had lost a string of eight consecutive state presidential
selection contests to the Illinois senator since Feb. 5.

Date created : 2008-02-15

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