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Spin Control archive for March 4, 2008


How Clinton won Ohio

Hillary Clinton won big in Ohio.The exit polling available on the CNN campaign site shows just exactly how.She beat him among women voters 58 percent to 40 percent, and among men, 51 percent to 47 percent.She won among most reliegions denominations, and she did better…

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What about Ron Paul?

Ron Paul supporters may not be as numerous as they once were, but they are no less vocal. So all this news about John McCain clinching the GOP nomination and Mike Huckabee dropping out probably has them asking:What about Ron? Why are you folks in…

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Clinton ahead in Ohio, Obama in Texas

Hillary Clinton snapped Barack Obama's winning streak by winning the Rhode Island primary, and maintains a commanding lead in Ohio, where she currently has 57 percent of the vote with about 750,000 ballots counted.That's about 35 percent of the precincts.Obama remains ahead in Texas, but…

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Clinton wins R.I.

Hillary Clinton picked up her first campaign victory in weeks, beating rival Barack Obama in Rhode Island, the Associated Press says.CNN -- which has not yet called the race for Clinton -- is reporting she's ahead of Obama with 53 percent of the vote to…

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McCain has nomination in bag -- AP, CNN

Arizona Sen. John McCain has all the delegates he needs to secure the Republican nomination, the Associated Press and CNN say.The AP's count of delegates says McCain picked up enough delegates from wins tonight in Vermont, Ohio and Texas. He's expected to win Rhode Island,…

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The numbers as we get 'em

Depending on what source you use, numbers can be a bit different on election night.Right now, Spin Control is using the Associated Press, and here's what they tell us about the Democratic races:Ohio5 of 11,238 precincts - 0 percentHillary Clinton 9,974 - 60 percentBarack Obama…

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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…

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McCain way ahead in Texas, too

Early counting in Texas has John McCain way ahead of the field there, as he has been in other contests tonight.In Texas, were only about 3,000 votes have been counted, he has 60 percent, to Mike Huckabee's 31 percent.In Ohio, McCain has 66 percent to…

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Clinton takes early lead in Ohio

Hillary Clinton took an early lead in the Ohio presidential primary in her bid to end a string of victories by Democratic rival Barack Obama.With only a few thousand votes counted, Clinton was polling 56 percent and Obama 42 percent. Chlinton was also ahead of…

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McCain, Obama win Vermont

Barack Obama and John McCain won the primaries in Vermont, the Associated Press, CNN, NBC, and practically everyone else said as soon as the polls closed.There are no results yet. Exit polling says Obama beat Hillary Clinton pretty much across the board, winning among white…

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