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Spin Control archive for Feb. 19, 2008

TUESDAY, FEB. 19, 2008

Clinton, McCain ahead in Spokane County

Sen. Hillary Clinton took a slim lead among Democratic voters casting ballots in Spokane County. With about 32,000 Democratic ballots counted, Clinton has 50.5 percent, Sen. Barack Obama has 46 percent.In the Republican primary, which actually counts for delegates, Sen. John McCain his a commanding…

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Clinton, Obama about even, McCain ahead

Latest results from Washington State.With about 50,000 Democratic ballots counted,Hillary Clinton has 49 percent; Barack Obama has 48 percentWith about 32,000 Republican votes counted,John McCain has 49 percent, Mike Huckabee has 25 percent, Mitt Romney, 17 percent and Ron Paul 7 percent.

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Wisconsin update

Wisconsin is reporting 48 percent of the precincts counting:McCain 54 percent, Huckabee 38 percent, Paul 5 percentObama 56 percent, Clinton 43 percentAll the national news organizations have called both races for McCain and Obama.

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McCain takes Wisconsin

Sen. John McCain is expected to win the Republican primary in Wisconsin, CNN is reporting.They're basing it mainly on exit polling. The poll sites just closed at 8 p.m. Central, which is 6 p.m. Pacific.With 7 percent of the precincts reporting, it's McCain with 56…

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Primary ballot update

Although technically they count for a lot less, Democratic ballots are running slightly ahead of Republican ballots in Spokane County.As of today, the County Elections Office has logged in 51,552 Democratic ballots and 47,370 Republican ballots. That's a split of 50.4 percent to 46.3 percent.Wait…

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