State of the Democratic Primary: March 18th 2008

2008, Lead Story

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.

New York Times Democratic Primary Map

March 12th 2008 Democratic Primary Map

Delegate Count from the New York Times

Delegate Scorecard

Delegate Margin Map from Open Left

Democratic Primary Delegate Margin Map

Campaign Finance Map from Political Base

Dark blue represents the states where Hillary Clinton has received more campaign contributions than Barack Obama and vis versa.

Political Base Campaign Finance


Google: Decision 2008

Upcoming Primaries

    April 2008

  • April 22 – Pennsylvania
    May 2008

  • May 6 – Indiana, North Carolina
  • May 13 – West Virginia
  • May20 – Kentucky, Oregon
    June 2008

  • June 1 – Puerto Rico
  • June 3 – Montana, South Dakota