February 13th, 2008
08:46 AM ET
7 years ago

Obama, McCain sweep Potomac primaries

 Sen. John McCain picked up wins in Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia on Tuesday.
Sen. John McCain picked up wins in Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia on Tuesday.

WASHINGTON (CNN) - While Sen. John McCain was inching toward the Republican presidential nomination, Sen. Barack Obama staked a claim as the Democratic front-runner.

Obama's wins in the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia primaries propelled him past Sen. Hillary Clinton in the race for delegates.

According to CNN calculations, Obama has 1,215 delegates to Clinton's 1,190.

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February 13th, 2008
06:23 AM ET
7 years ago

POLITICAL HOT TOPICS: Wednesday, February 13, 2008

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Compiled by Jonathan Helman
CNN Washington Bureau

CNN: Analysis: Obama Runs Table; Mccain Gains With Conservatives
Sen. Barack Obama's wave of momentum got bigger on Tuesday. And while Sen. John McCain might not have turned the corner, he can now peek around it.

Washington Times: Running Mate Guessing Game Begins
With Sen. John McCain quickly becoming the apparent Republican presidential nominee, talk at his Virginia victory party last night was already shifting to whom he would pick — could pick, should pick — as his vice presidential running mate.

Washington Post: Shifting Loyalties
For more than a month, the grand coalitions of Sens. Hillary Rodham Clinton and Barack Obama battled to a draw: women, rural Democrats and the white working class pairing almost evenly with African-Americans, young voters and affluent, educated whites. Then came Virginia and Maryland.

NY Times: Campaign Correspondence Suggests Giuliani’s Committee Is in a Financial Hole
Winding down a presidential campaign that sputters — like cleaning up after one of those great Hollywood epics that remain unfinished — can be a complicated, joyless task. After the dream dies, there are lots of bills to pay and loose ends to tie up.

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February 13th, 2008
06:20 AM ET
7 years ago

ON THE TRAIL: Wednesday, February 13, 2008

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Compiled by Rebecca Sinderbrand, CNN Washington Bureau

* Hillary Clinton is in Texas, where she attends her South Texas campaign kickoff event in McAllen and attends campaign rallies in Robstown and San Antonio.

* Mike Huckabee attends a campaign rally in Pewaukee, Wisconsin.

* John McCain holds a media availability and a fundraiser in Washington, D.C.

* Barack Obama is in Wisconsin, where he delivers a major economic address in Janesville and holds town halls in Waukesha and Racine.

* Ron Paul speaks at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C.


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