Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Obama Overtakes Hillary In Delegate Count

Associated Press
Wednesday, February 13, 2008 (Washington)

Senator Barack Obama powered past Hillary Rodham Clinton in the race for Democratic convention delegates on a night of triumph sweetened with outsized primary victories in Maryland, Virginia and Washington, DC.

John McCain won all three Republican primaries on Tuesday, adding to his insurmountable lead in delegates for the Republican nomination.

''Tonight we're on our way,'' Obama told cheering supporters in Madison, Wisconsin, celebrating eight straight victories over Clinton, the former first lady is now struggling in a race she once commanded.

The Associated Press count of delegates showed Obama with 1,210. Clinton had 1,188, falling behind for the first time since the campaign began.

Neither was close to the 2,025 needed to win the nomination at the party's national convention this summer in Denver.

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