After thirty seven primaries and caucuses in the Democratic presidential race, Barack Obama has emerged as the leader by winning more states and delegates than Hillary Clinton. With 10 back to back wins since Super Tuesday, Barack Obama appears to be the likely Democratic candidate for president. The next primaries will be held on March 4th in Texas, Ohio, Vermont, and Rhode Island, where Hillary Clinton is hoping that wins in the delegate rich states of Ohio and Texas will allow her to regain the lead. Barack Obama has managed to take the delegate lead from Hillary Clinton.
To win the nomination 2,0258 delegates are needed and currently the Associated Press (A.P.) has Barack Obama leading with 1,351 delegates trailed by Hillary Clinton with 1,262 delegates.
Barack Obama picked up his ninth straight victory over Hillary Clinton in the February 19th Wisconsin primary, while John McCain closed in on the nomination with another win over Mike Huckabee.
In Virginia’s Democratic primary, Barack Obama defeated Hillary Clinton by nearly a 2 to 1 margin as part of a sweep of the Potomac Primaries held on February 12th in Virginia, Maryland, and Washington DC.
Both McCain and Obama found their support strongest in the East, while Huckabee and Clinton performed best in the West.
In the Democratic Primaries held in Virginia, Maryland, and Washington DC on February 12th, Barack Obama defeated Hillary Clinton by wide margins and has taken the delegate lead.
In the Republican Primaries, John McCain swept Mike Huckabee winning all three states making a Huckabee exit eminent.
Thirty two states have held primaries and caucuses, yet Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama remain virtually tied in the Democratic Presidential Primary. To win the nomination 2,0258 delegates are needed and currently the Associated Press (A.P.) has Hillary Clinton leading with 1,147 delegates followed closely by Barack Obama with 1,124 delegates.
States won by each candidate:
* Hillary Clinton: Arkansas, Arizona, California, Florida, Massachusetts, Michigan, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, New Jersey, New York, Oklahoma, Tennessee
* Barack Obama: Alaska , Alabama, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Maine, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Carolina, Utah, and Washington
Virginia, Maryland, and Washington DC go to the polls February 12th.
Barack Obama and Mike Huckabee win the February 9th, 2008 Louisiana Primary. Democratic Primary: Barack Obama 57%, Hillaray Clinton 33% Republican Primary: Mike Huckabee 43%, John McCain 41%, Mitt Romney […]
Barack Obama and John McCain win the February 9th, 2008 Washington Caucus. Washington Caucus Results and Map from the New York Times In the Democratic race, Barack Obama received more […]
Barack Obama and John McCain win the Connecticut Presidential Primary.
Democratic Presidential Primary Results: Barack Obama 51%, Hillary Clinton 47%
Republican Presidential Primary Results: John McCain 52%, Mitt Romney 33%, Mike Huckabee 7%, and Ron Paul 4%
On Super Tuesday, February 5th, 2008, the presidential primary race went national with 43 Primaries and Caucuses held in 24 states.
Here is a list of states won by each candidate:.
Hillary Clinton: Arkansas, Arizona, California, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Oklahoma, Tennessee
Barack Obama: Alaska , Alabama, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, North Dakota, Utah
John McCain: Arizona, California, Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, Oklahoma
Mitt Romney: Arkansas, Colorado , Massachusetts, Minnesota, North Dakota, Utah
Mike Huckabee: Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Tennessee, West Virginia
Hillary Clinton and John McCain win the February 5th, 2008 California Presidential Primary
California Republican Primary:
John McCain 42%, Mitt Romney 34%, Mike Huckabee 12%, Rudy Giuliani 5%, Ron Paul 4%, and Fred Thompson 2%
California Democratic Primary:
Hillary Clinton 52%, Barack Obama 42%, John Edwards 4%, and Dennis Kucinich 0%
Barack Obama and John McCain win Illinois Primary.
Democratic Presidential Campaign: Barack Obama 65% and Hillary Clinton 33%
Republican Presidential Campaign: John McCain 48%, Mitt Romney 28%, Mike Huckabee 17%, and Ron Paul 5%
Mitt Romney and Hillary Clinton win Massachusetts Presidential Primary.
Former Governor of Massachusetts Mitt Romney defeated his Republican challengers statewide, but lost several counties and towns to John McCain, including Boston.
Senator Hillary Clinton defeated Barack Obama by a wide margin statewide, however Obama received pockets of support around the state and managed to win a few counties and towns, including Boston.
Republican Presidential Campaign: Mitt Romney 51%, John McCain 41%, Mike Huckabee 4%, and Ron Paul 3%.
Democratic Presidential Campaign: Hillary Clinton 57% and Barack Obama 40%
Hillary Clinton and John McCain win in New York
Democratic Presidential Campaign: Hillary Clinton 57% and Barack Obama 404%
Republican Presidential Campaign: John McCain 51%, Mitt Romney 28%, Mike Huckabee 11%, and Ron Paul 3%
Barack Obama and Mike Huckabee win in Georgia.
Democratic Presidential Campaign: Barack Obama 64% and Hillary Clinton 33%
Republican Presidential Campaign: Mike Huckabee 34%, John McCain 32%, Mitt Romney 30%, and Ron Paul 3%
John McCain and Hillary Clinton win New Jersey Presidential Primary.
Democratic Presidential Campaign: Hillary Clinton 54% and Barack Obama 44%
Republican Presidential Campaign: John McCain 56%, Mitt Romney 28%, Mike Huckabee 8%, and Ron Paul 5%
Mike Huckabee won the first Super Tuesday race and picked up all 18 delegates awarded at West Virginia’s state GOP convention. Mike Huckabee received 51.5% of the vote, Mitt Romney 47.4%, and John McCain 1.1%.
A recent post on Daily Kos provides a state by state breakdown of Democratic primaries and caucuses held on Super Tuesday.
The Los Angeles Times’ interactive Primary Tracker contains a state by states breakdown of primary schedules, current polling, and election results.