Tough talk testament to high stakes in Michigan primary
February 28th, 2012
05:35 PM ET
2 years ago

Tough talk testament to high stakes in Michigan primary

Detroit (CNN) – Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum opened up a new front in their battle for the Republican presidential nomination, this time over tactics, as Arizona and Michigan were voting in their primaries on Tuesday.

While 59 delegates are at stake - 29 in Arizona and 30 in Michigan - the bigger prize will be momentum.

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Filed under: 2012 • Arizona • Delegates • Michigan • Mitt Romney • Newt Gingrich • Rick Santorum • Ron Paul
Gingrich website shows shifting strategy
February 24th, 2012
06:00 AM ET
2 years ago

Gingrich website shows shifting strategy

Seattle, Washington (CNN) – Newt Gingrich is focusing on his home state and making an effort in a handful of other contests, but the campaign’s website suggests a scattershot delegate strategy.

The campaign lists Georgia on its website as a “launch pad to victory” and “one of the strongest Newt networks” that can provide a foundation for a nationwide campaign.

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Filed under: 2012 • Arizona • Delegates • Georgia • Newt Gingrich
August 26th, 2008
05:15 PM ET
5 years ago

Clinton's pledged delegates speak out

Sen. Hillary Clinton is expected to speak on party unity during day two of the convention.
Sen. Hillary Clinton is expected to speak on party unity during day two of the convention.

DENVER, Colorado (CNN) - Even before Sen. Hillary Clinton takes to the floor of the Democratic National Convention in Denver, Colorado, on Tuesday night, several of her die-hard supporters - and delegates - are looking for the New York senator to preach party unity.

"The thing that I want to hear first is that she is satisfied on behalf of us and those who sent us that the platform reflects her policy priorities. ... If that has been improved since she campaigned, then that would be a good message," said John Settich, a pledged Clinton delegate from Kansas.

Another pledged Clinton delegate, James Pat Smith, said she needs to "remind people of why Barack Obama is much better than John McCain for anyone who supported her."

"She's going to have to help people remember what the elections about. It wasn't about Hillary; it was about policies," he added.

Allyson Story, an alternate Clinton delegate from Iowa, said she wants Clinton to say, "thanks a lot, and we need to move on to become a united party."

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August 24th, 2008
03:00 PM ET
6 years ago

Delaware gets front-row seat

DENVER, Colorado (CNN) - Delaware is moving up to the front row.

Seating for the state’s delegation was moved Sunday from up in the stands of the Pepsi Center, site of the Democratic convention, to the front two rows on the floor of the arena.

Delegates from Delaware will now be seated right next to the podium where their senator, Joe Biden, will give his vice presidential nomination acceptance speech on Wednesday night.

May 6th, 2008
12:00 PM ET
5 years ago

Analysis: The Dems' delegate race

CNN

John King explains why superdelegates will ultimately pick between Sens. Clinton and Obama.

(CNN) - In this clip from American Morning, Chief National Correspondent John King breaks down the all-important race for delegates in the battle between Sens. Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama for their party’s presidential nomination.

Watch King explain why the Democrats’ superdelegates are likely to ultimately decide who will be the party’s nominee.

May 3rd, 2008
07:49 PM ET
6 years ago

Obama edges Clinton in island squeaker

(CNN) — Barack Obama has won the Guam Democratic caucuses by a margin of 7 votes.

With all of Guam’s precincts reporting, Obama won 2,264 votes (50.1 percent) to 2,257 votes (49.9 percent) for Hillary Clinton, his sole remaining rival for the Democratic presidential nomination.

Obama led the vote count throughout the day and had a 52.7 percent to 47.3 percent advantage over Clinton by late afternoon. Clinton then won the sole remaining precinct - Guam’s largest village of Dededo - by a 61.9 percent to 38.1 percent margin, which brought her to within 7 votes of Obama in the overall tally.

Polls closed at 6 a.m. eastern time Saturday, but vote counting on the U.S. territory took over 13 hours to finalize.

Obama and Clinton will split the U.S. territory's four pledged delegate votes evenly, with two apiece.

The win gives Obama his 31st victory of the campaign, including his win in the Texas caucuses in March. Clinton has won 16 contests, including the Texas primary.

The battle for the Democratic nomination next heads to Indiana and North Carolina, which both will hold primaries on Tuesday.

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Filed under: Candidate Barack Obama • Delegates • Guam • Hillary Clinton
May 3rd, 2008
07:05 PM ET
6 years ago

Obama wins Guam by 7 votes

(CNN) - Barack Obama has won the Guam Democratic caucuses by a margin of 7 votes. Obama and Hillary Clinton will split the U.S. territory's four pledged delegate votes evenly, with two apiece.

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Filed under: Candidate Barack Obama • Delegates • Guam • Hillary Clinton
April 23rd, 2008
12:00 PM ET
6 years ago

North Carolina superdelegate still undecided

CNN

Watch a North Carolina superdelegate explain some of the factors he is considering in deciding between Clinton and Obama.

(CNN) – Even though less than ten Democratic primary contests remain, 308 superdelegates have yet to reveal which of the party’s two remaining major presidential candidates they intend to support. David Parker of North Carolina is one such superdelegate.

“I have changed my mind several times just like the American public seems to be moving around,” Parker told CNN’s John Roberts on American Morning.

Polling results of head-to-head match-ups between Sen. John McCain, the Republican Party’s presumptive nominee, and Sens. Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama will be a factor in Parker’s decision.

“I’m also looking at the impact down-ballot in North Carolina,” Parker said Wednesday. “And, across the South were I think Democrats need to come back."

Although Parker confessed to feeling pressure to make a decision, he also told Roberts that the long Democratic nomination fight is likely good for his party’s eventual nominee – especially if the nominee is Obama.

“Doing a little sparring with Hillary Clinton - who is an incredibly tough competitor and may, in fact, knock him out - is good training for him in the fall,” said Parker. “John McCain is not going to pull any punches and those gloves are going to come off quickly."

April 22nd, 2008
09:30 PM ET
6 years ago

Is Obama shaping up to be another Dukakis?

CNN

Watch John King at the magic wall.

(CNN) - Watch Chief National Correspondent John King provide a historical analysis of presidential primary results in Pennsylvania as he explains why the Clinton campaign may be trying to cast Sen. Barack Obama as another Michael Dukakis in the minds of the Democratic Party’s superdelegates.

April 22nd, 2008
10:05 AM ET
6 years ago

Delegate counter: call the races yourself

Use CNN's Democratic delegate counter.
Use CNN's Democratic delegate counter.

(CNN)—As Democratic presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama head into the final 10 primaries and caucuses, CNN has a delegate guide to help you see how the remaining contests could determine the Democratic nominee.

By adjusting the sliders for each contest, you can see how different delegate counts would potentially affect your favorite candidate. The calculator uses updated CNN delegate estimates, and awards no delegates to a candidate who receives less than 15 percent of the vote in a state.

Click here to use the Democratic delegate counter.

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