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Spin Control

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 lead in Spokane County with about 45 percent of the 41,000 ballots counted; Mitt Romney, who dropped out of the race nearly two weeks ago, is second with 22 percent, Mike Huckabee has 19 percent and Ron Paul has 11 percent.

The Spokesman-Review's political team keeps a critical eye on local, state and national politics.