Feburary 5, 2008
WASHINGTON (AP) -- John McCain has captured a string of primaries
along the East Coast and in Illinois, as he tries to take command
of the race for the Republican presidential nomination.
In the Democratic contests, Hillary Rodham Clinton and Barack
Obama are each the winner of the state they represent in the
McCain's victories include New Jersey, Connecticut and Delaware.
He wins all 97 delegates at stake in the three states.
In addition to New York, Clinton won in Massachusetts, Oklahoma,
Tennessee and Arkansas, where she served as first lady for more
than a decade.
Obama won in Georgia and Delaware in addition to Illinois.
There are victories for Republican Mike Huckabee in Alabama and
his home state of Arkansas as he tries to keep his campaign alive.
He also won the West Virginia convention.
Mitt Romney won in Massachusetts, where he served as governor.
Interviews with voters at polling places indicate that Clinton
has just a slight edge among women and white voters. They're both
groups that she had won handily in earlier contests. Obama is
getting the overwhelming majority of votes cast by blacks.
The polls indicate that Clinton is getting the votes of about
six in ten Hispanics.