Election 2008

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Clinton Rebounds, but Nothing Is Decided

March 05, 2008 10:46 AM
by findingDulcinea Staff
Hillary Clinton won the Texas and Ohio primaries, but the race continues. Attention will now focus on the Democrats' superdelegates.

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As John McCain finally won the necessary delegates make to claim the Republican nomination officially, Senator Hillary Clinton scored sorely needed victories in both Ohio and Texas.

However, thanks to a close result in Texas and his success in the state’s caucus, which decided a third of the available delegates, Senator Barack Obama retains a lead in overall pledged delegates by around 100.

His lead is unchanged, despite his losing the popular vote in both Texas and Ohio.

The Clinton campaign has said that momentum from the March 4 primaries will be enough to carry the senator through to victory before the party’s convention in September.

The Obama campaign has countered that Clinton would need to win at least 60 percent of the delegates in the remaining primaries to catch up with the Illinois senator.

If neither candidate gets the 2,025 pledged delegates required for a decisive win, it will be up to each campaign to secure the approval of unpledged superdelegates.

Headline Links: Clinton back from the brink

Opinions & Analysis: Doing the math

Reference: Superdelegates

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