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McCain, Clinton triumph

 by From staff and wire reports
 published on Wednesday, February 6, 2008

<b>McCAIN MAYHEM:</b> Supporters of Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., cheer at his arrival at his campaign party at the Arizona Biltmore in Phoenix Tuesday night. McCain won the state by double-digit percentages./issues/news/703485
John Battaglia / THE STATE PRESS
McCAIN MAYHEM: Supporters of Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., cheer at his arrival at his campaign party at the Arizona Biltmore in Phoenix Tuesday night. McCain won the state by double-digit percentages.
 

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Sens. John McCain, R-Ariz., and Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., came out on top in Arizona in the Republican and Democratic presidential preference elections on Tuesday.

With 79 percent of the precincts reporting, Clinton was up 51 percent to 42 percent over Illinois Sen. Barack Obama, the Associated Press reported.

John Edwards, who dropped out of the race last Wednesday, finished third in Arizona with 6 percent of the votes.

As of Wednesday morning, the votes gave Clinton 16 voting delegates from Arizona for nominating at the Democratic National Convention and gave Obama 13.

Clinton won a total of eight states, including California, the state with the most delegates at stake, at the national convention. She also won American Samoa, according to the AP.

Obama won 12 states, including Missouri, Illinois and Georgia.

On Super Tuesday, Feb. 5, a total of 1,681 delegates were available for Democratic candidates in 22 states including Arizona.

On the Republican side, McCain finished with 47 percent of the vote in Arizona, with 68 percent of the precincts reporting. The win gave McCain all of Arizona's 53 voting delegates at the Republican National Convention.

In second place was former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, who ended with 34 percent.

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, who ended with 9 percent, came in third
Texas Congressman Ron Paul ended with 4 percent of the vote in Arizona.

Across the country, McCain came out with wins in California, New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Missouri, Delaware, Oklahoma and Illinois.

Romney won North Dakota, Montana, Minnesota, Massachusetts, Utah, Alaska and Colorado.

Huckabee also won Alabama, West Virginia, Georgia, Arkansas and Tennessee.

Report compiled by Leigh Munsil. Reach the reporter at: leigh.munsil@asu.edu.



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