Oklahoma: Clinton, McCain win

February 5, 2008 12:00:00 AM PST
Hillary Rodham Clinton coasted to victory in Oklahoma on Tuesday over rival Barack Obama, who did not campaign in the state in the weeks leading up to the Democratic primary.John McCain has won the GOP primary in Oklahoma.

The Associated Press called the race based on surveys of voters made at polls.

The only suspense in the Democratic race was whether John Edwards would meet the 15 percent threshold to collect any delegates in the state's five congressional districts.

Edwards, who finished a close second to retired Gen. Wesley Clark in the 2004 Democratic contest, visited the state several times before suspending his campaign.

While registered Democrats outnumber Republicans in Oklahoma, the conservative state has not supported a Democrat for president in a general election since Lyndon Johnson in 1964. The state has approximately 1 million registered Democrats and 800,000 Republicans.

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