The Democratic primary continues with Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton campaigning heavily in Pennsylvania, the next state to hold its primary on April 22nd. After Pennsylvania votes the only remaining states to hold primaries are Indiana, North Carolina, West Virginia, Kentucky, Oregon, Puerto Rico, Montana, and South Dakota.
Since neither candidate appears able to win enough pledged delegates to clinch the nomination, the Democratic nominee will likely be decided by the Democratic party’s superdelegates and both candidates have been trying to make the case that they are the person best able to defeat the presumptive Republican nominee John McCain.
With wins in Texas, Ohio, Vermont and Rhode Island on March 4th, John McCain has secured enough delegates to clinch the Republican presidential nomination. Mike Huckabee dropped out of the race after McCain gained the 1,191 delegates needed to claim the Republican nomination.
John McCain started the Republican primary as the front runner, but began to drop in the polls before the first vote had been cast. McCain won the New Hampshire primary, the second state to vote in the presidential campaign, and has been racking up delegates since then.
The Republicans have now selected their nominee and can begin to prepare for the general election in November, while the Democratic race continues with Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton battling for the delegates needed to secure the nomination.
Barack Obama wins Mississippi primary with 60% of the vote compared to Hillary Clinton’s 37%. Barack Obama picked up more delegates with his victory in Mississippi than Clinton did with her “big” wins in Ohio and Texas last week.
Slate.com has put together a “guided tour of Washington’s sex-scandal locales” using an interactive google map. Double click on the politician’s head for details of their sex scandal.
Barack Obama defeats Hillary Clinton in the March 8th, Wyoming Democratic Caucus.
Wyoming Democratic Caucus Map from the New York Times
Hillary Clinton and John McCain win the March 4th Texas Primary. Texas is unique in that it hold both a primary and a caucus for the Democratic campaign. While Hillary Clinton won the Democratic primary, Barack Obama leads in the Democratic Caucus with 36% reporting.
Hillary Clinton and John McCain win the March 4th Ohio primary. McCain won every county, while Clinton won almost every county, but lost to Obama in Cleveland, Columbus, Dayton, and Cincinnati.
John McCain and Barack Obama win the Vermont primary. John McCain wins all the counties, while Barack Obama wins all but one.
Google has put together an interactive map of the presidential primary campaign showing each candidate’s wins by state. Use the drop down menu to zoom into to a particular state for more detailed results.