Spin Control

TUESDAY, MARCH 4, 2008, 5:34 P.M.

Obama moves ahead in Texas

Barack Obama moved into the lead in the Texas Democratic primary, partly on a strong showing in early returns from Dallas County.

With about 850,000 votes counted, CNN was reporting Obama had 56 percent of the vote compared to431 percent for Hillary Clinton.

Clinton was reported ahead in Ohio, with about 14,000 votes counted, with 62 percent of the vote compared to 36 percent for Obama. Some polls in Ohio that ran out of ballots were ordered to stay open longer.

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