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Mar 27th

Obama sweeps primaries, leads delegates

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Sen. Barack Obama's impressive wins in the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia primaries propelled him past Sen. Hillary Clinton in the race for delegates. According to Obama has1,259 delegates with Clinton at 1,210. Exit polls showed the strength of Obama's wins not only among core supporters – African Americans, affluent Democrats, younger voters and independents – but also among traditional Clinton supporters – older voters, women and blue collar workers.

Obama's victories Tuesday were by overwhelming margins — 75 percent of the vote in the nation's capital , nearly two-thirds in Virginia and approximately 60 percent in Maryland. The wave of momentum behind these wins has Clinton on the defensive and hoping for huge wins in Texas and Ohio which vote March 4.

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