John McClain and Hillary Clinton Win the January 29th, 2008 Florida Presidential Primary.
John McCain defeated the other Republican presidential candidates to win the Florida primary and in the process knocked Rudy Giuliani out of the race. Giuliani staked his candidacy on winning Florida and his defeat there means that he will drop out of the race soon. The Republican race is now looking like a two way race between John McCain and Mitt Romney with Super Tuesday less than a week away.
The Democratic National Committee stripped Florida of it’s delegates and as a result the candidates did not campaign in the sate. Hillary Clinton, the winner of Florida, is lobbying to have Florida’s delegates reinstated.
News Coverage of the 2008 South Carolina Presidential Primary
John McCain wins January 19th Republican Presidential Primary in South Carolina: Eight years after his Presidential campaign imploded in South Carolina, John McCain wins the Republican presidential primary with 33% of the vote. McCain was followed by Huckabee (30%), Thompson (16%), Romney (15%), Paul (4%) and Giuliani (2%).
Barack Obama wins the January 26th Democratic Presidential Primary: In the bitter campaign charged with racial tension, won a commandinding victory with 55% of the vote. Clinton received 27% and Edwards 18%.
News Coverage of the January 15th, 2008 Michigan Presidential Primary
Republican Primary: Mitt Romney 39%. John McCain 30%. Mike Huckabee 16%. Ron Paul 6%. Fred Thompson 4%. Rudy Giuliani 3%.
Democratic Primary: Hillary Clinton 55% of vote. Uncommitted 40%. The Democratic National Committee stripped Michigan of it’s delegates for violating party rules and neither Barack Obama nor John Edwards contested the Michigan primary and did not appear on the ballot.
For most of 2007, Mike Huckabee was virtually ignored by the main stream media and last among the Republican candidates in fund raising. Now Huckabee leads the Republican candidates nationally and is trending upward with his Iowa win momentum.
Mike Huckabee currently trails John McCain and Rudy Guiliani heading into the New Hampshire primary.