John McCain Wins Sweeping Victory

December 1, 2007 12:00:00 AM PST
Republican John McCain won a sweeping victory on Super Tuesday. McCain took the big prize of California and eight other states in last night's election. Democrats Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama fought to a draw, virtually guaranteeing a long and sharply contested democratic contest ahead. Two races, Missouri and New Mexico are still too close to call.Going home never felt so good: for Barack Obama in Illinois. The two democratic presidential candidates fought to the wire. Clinton's wins include California, New York and Massachusetts. "You voted not just to make history, but to remake America," said Clinton.

With momentum that picked up as the vote got closer, Obama's victories include Connecticut, Illinois and Minnesota. "Our time has come, our movement is real, and change is coming to America," said Obama.

For Republicans, John McCain won the key states of California, New Jersey, Connecticut and Illinois; and perhaps the emotional victory. "I think we must get used to the idea that we are the front runner for the nomination of President of the United States," said McCain.

Still his fierce competitor, Mitt Romney, who won in Utah and Massachusetts where he once was governor, says it ain't over. "The one thing that is clear is this campaign is going on," said Romney.

But the wild card in this race, Mike Huckabee with a campaign resurrection, won in his home state of Arkansas, as well as Alabama and West Virginia. "People have been saying this is a two-man race, and it is. We're in it," said Huckabee.

McCain is also the clear frontrunner with more delegates than Huckabee and Romney combined; but for Democrats, the race there still neck and neck with Clinton and Obama locked in a virtual tie.


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