What Happened on Super-Duper Tuesday?

By: - February 7, 2008 12:00 am

AL: Obama, Huckabee win Alabama’s primaries

By Charles J. Dean and Tom Gordon, The Birmingham News

Democrat Barack Obama and Republican Mike Huckabee won their parties’ presidential primaries in Alabama Tuesday on a day that saw voters turn out in historic numbers to cast ballots.

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AK: Alaskans statewide have their say

By Don Hunter, Sean Cockerham and Kyle Hopkins, Anchorage Daily News (registration)

For the first time in a long time — maybe for the first time ever — Alaska got a chance on Tuesday to get in the game while it still mattered in a presidential primary.Read More

AR: Huckabee, Clinton win Arkansas

By John Lyon, Arkansas News Bureau

“Mike is back!” Mike Huckabee supporters chanted at his primary watch party Tuesday night, after a day that saw the former Arkansas governor capture his home state and at least four others in his re-emergence as a contender for the Republican presidential nomination.

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AZ: For some Arizona voters, an exercise in frustration

By Daniel Gonz?lez, Shaun McKinnon and Anne Ryman, The Arizona Republic (Phoenix)

Super Tuesday turned into super confusion and super frustration for many voters participating in Arizona’s presidential primary.Read More

CA : Voters rejecting Prop. 93 on term limits

By Tom Chorneau, San Francisco Chronicle

California voters were rejecting a ballot measure to cut the time lawmakers could serve in the Legislature by two years but give current incumbents a windfall term extension, according to early returns.Read More

CA: Analysis – California picks up clout by moving up primary

By Amy Chance, The Sacramento Bee (registration)

Californians capped off Super Tuesday with a legitimate claim that their presidential primary votes mattered for the first time in decades.Read More

CO: Romney, Obama win Colorado

By Lynn Bartels and Todd Hartman, Rocky Mountain News (Denver)

Colorado caucus-goers turned out in staggering numbers Tuesday, crowding elbow-to-elbow in schools, churches and libraries to deliver victories for Republican Mitt Romney and Democrat Barack Obama.

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CT: In The End, Connecticut Goes With Obama; McCain Wins

By Ted Mann, The Day (New London)

“It’s still 50-48,” a woman called, and Carmen Rodriguez leaned forward in the din, mouthing the word: “Who?”

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ID: Idaho Democrats turn out in record numbers to pick Obama

By John Miller, The Associated Press, The Idaho Statesman (Boise)

Idaho Democrats turned out in record numbers Tuesday night to deliver an overwhelming caucus victory for Barack Obama, rewarding the first-term senator from Illinois for his visit to the state last Saturday.

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IL:Early Illinois primary delivers intended result

By Bernard Schoenburg, The State Journal-Register (Springfield)

Illinois handed its favorite son an expected but big victory Tuesday, as the state played a part in an important day in a presidential race for the first time in years.

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IL: Jones’ key allies overcome challenges

By Ray Long and Jeffrey Meitrodt, Chicago Tribune (registration)

Two members of Senate President Emil Jones’ leadership team survived fierce battles Tuesday to hang onto their seats, and a South Side House incumbent lost in a high-profile power struggle.Read More

GA: How Obama, Huckabee won Georgia

By Aaron Gould Sheinin, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution (registration)

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, dismissed just in the past week as an also-ran in Georgia and in the race for the Republican nomination, won this state Tuesday and kept his campaign alive for the nomination.

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KS: Kansans experience nitty-gritty of politics

By James Carlson, The Topeka Capital-Journal

It was caucusing, Kansas style. More than 2,200 people herded into a dirt-covered pavilion at the Douglas County Fairgrounds on Tuesday night to voice their opinion for the Democratic presidential nominee.Read More

MA: Decisive victories in Mass.

By Frank Phillips and Matt Viser, The Boston Globe (registration)

Hillary Clinton withstood a string of high-profile endorsements for Barack Obama to glide to a surprisingly decisive victory, while Mitt Romney held onto his Republican base to handily beat John McCain yesterday, in the most competitive and meaningful Massachusetts presidential primary in memory.Read More

MN: Packed state caucuses go for Obama, Romney

By Patricia Lopez and Bob Von Sternberg, Minneapolis Star Tribune (registration)

Schoolrooms, community centers and libraries across Minnesota filled to bursting Tuesday night as Minnesotans poured out in record-setting numbers for precinct caucuses that put the state in the thick of a full-throttle presidential contest.

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MO: Republicans hold onto St. Charles House seat

By Mark Schlinkmann and Tim Bryant, St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Republican Mark Parkinson, a former aide to Sen. Christopher “Kit” Bond, won on Tuesday the Missouri House seat vacated last summer by longtime state Rep. Carl Bearden.Read More

MT: Mitt wins Montana

By Charles S. Johnson, Billings Gazette

Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney pulled off a decisive victory in Montana’s winner-take-all Republican presidential caucus Tuesday night, with Rep. Ron Paul edging Sen. John McCain for second place.

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NJ: Jersey’s bottom line — Clinton and McCain in a record turnout

By Deborah Howlett, The Star-Ledger (Newark)

New York Sen. Hillary Clinton withstood a furious, final-days challenge from Illinois Sen. Barack Obama in her own backyard to win the Democratic primary in New Jersey yesterday amid a record-shattering turnout by voters.

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NJ: New York state sides with party favorites

By Irene Jay Liu, Times Union (Albany)

NEW YORK — Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton was poised Tuesday night to take the lion’s share of Democratic delegates in her home state, while Sen. John McCain handily captured the 101 Republican delegates in the GOP’s winner-take-all contest.

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ND: Voter enthusiasm widespread in Minn., N.D.

By Benny Polacca, The Forum (Fargo)

Turnout was the story of the day at Minnesota and North Dakota Democratic and Republican caucus sites Tuesday. The flood of voters at Minnesota Democratic caucuses was ?unprecedented,? DFL Party Chairman Brian Melendez said.

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OK: Clinton and McCain win big

By Staff, Tulsa Today

U.S. Sen. John McCain and U.S. Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton gained significant victories in primaries throughout the nation including Oklahoma in Tuesday night’s “Super Tuesday” battles.

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TN: Polls flooded but no major problems

By Deborah Hastings, The Associated Press, Contra Costa Times (registration)

The biggest-ever Super Tuesday in American history caused extraordinary voter interest, but apparently no major problems.Read More

UT: Utahns rally for Romney, give Obama edge

By Bob Bernick Jr., Deseret Morning News (Salt Lake City) An excited group of Utahns went to the presidential primary polls Tuesday and gave Republican Mitt Romney an overwhelming win and Democrat Barack Obama a solid but not-record-setting victory, unofficial results show. Read More

WV: Huckabee victorious in West Virginia

By Tom Searls, Charleston Gazette (registration)

In a move to deny former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney a victory Tuesday, supporters of U.S. Sen. John McCain put their support behind former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, giving Huckabee 18 of the state’s delegates to the GOP national convention.

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WI: Clinton, Obama get set to fight for Wisconsin

By Mark Pitsch, Wisconsin State Journal (Madison)

A month ago, many observers thought Wisconsin’s Feb. 19 presidential primary would feature a more hotly contested Republican race than its Democratic counterpart. After Super Tuesday’s results, the opposite could very well be true.

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