January 26th, 2008
09:15 PM ET
14 years ago

Edwards wins home county

COLUMBIA, South Carolina (CNN) – In speeches and in TV ads and pretty much everywhere else, John Edwards has made sure South Carolina voters know he was born in the state.

His roots didn't help much across the state tonight - except in the county of his birth.

Edwards won Oconee County on Saturday, handily defeating Hillary Clinton and primary winner Barack Obama, who finished third there. Edwards was born in the Oconee town of Seneca.

- CNN South Carolina Producer Peter Hamby

Filed under: John Edwards
soundoff (36 Responses)
  1. Willy

    Where did owl gore ever fit into this?

    January 27, 2008 11:33 am at 11:33 am |
  2. wakeupamerica!

    it's really too bad that this race in south carolina came down to race voting for race
    and gender for gender.

    and only 94,000,00 people had the brains to vote on the issues!!


    January 27, 2008 11:46 am at 11:46 am |
  3. j Williamson

    I'm happy that John Edwards is determined to stay in the race right through to the Dem Convention – he brings much to the debate and has elevated the process considerably.

    January 27, 2008 11:52 am at 11:52 am |
  4. Anti Clintons

    Yup loser gore lost fair and square to Bush, so get over it you lib freak, still crying 8 years later...man talk about living in the past, nothing will change it. Grow up boy!

    So what Edwards won his home country...this isn't even worth mentioning you morons at CNN.


    January 27, 2008 12:09 pm at 12:09 pm |
  5. way, ky

    People needs to see who can lead. Edwards is the candidate that can do just that. Winner is just starting.

    January 27, 2008 01:25 pm at 1:25 pm |
  6. josh 7911

    Edwards will still have another day!! he is a young politician yet! Surely he can make another go at it on '12 and '16.

    January 27, 2008 05:42 pm at 5:42 pm |
  7. John Q. Public

    Oh lord – why not make a ticker story about how the lizard by my front porch light just caught a fly....

    Edwards is a loser – he couldn't even convince his loser running mate from the last election. He should be wearing a plaid suit & selling used cars.

    January 27, 2008 07:47 pm at 7:47 pm |
  8. Phyllis Barnett

    Dear John;
    You had the best intentions, but unfortuantely, you ran in a year that heralded a unique opprtunity millions have waited for.. To elect either a Woman or a Black candidate is historic. You got caught in the crossfire and got left at the gate.
    I believe Hillary is the best candidate at this juncture in history. As a moderate I believe we can't go for pie in the sky. We have to be practical and able to get things done. I believe she can. But if she doesn't win the nomination, Barack Obama is certainly better than any Republican.

    January 27, 2008 08:07 pm at 8:07 pm |
  9. jeremy

    if he is chosen to run with obama we will have a demicrat in the white for the next 16 years!!

    January 27, 2008 10:05 pm at 10:05 pm |
  10. Axel, California

    Personally, I would rather see America recover from 8 years of cowboy rule than record a historical moment. Don't get me wrong, electing a female or a black President would be historical. But at this point in time I just don't see that as a very high priority. We should have our sights set on damage control, not trivial matters.

    January 28, 2008 03:17 am at 3:17 am |
  11. Kyu Reisch, Radcliff, Kentucky

    I couldn't figure out why Edwards is still on the race, I wish to hear from him or Elizabeth what is his intention? Where is his sensible wife?

    January 28, 2008 06:05 am at 6:05 am |
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