Wednesday, May 14, 2008

WV and MS Results

In an unsurprising victory, Senator Clinton won yesterday’s West Virginia Primary with a 67%-26% victory. Clinton hopes the win will re-energize her floundering campaign by calling in to doubt Obama’s ability to capture the votes of working class white voters. Swing states like West Virginia are crucial to both parties in November and it is clear Obama will have trouble there if he is the nominee.
Even with the huge win Clinton still did not close the delegate gap, and the calls for her to bow out of the race are getting louder. Next week are the Kentucky and Oregon primaries. Clinton is favored to win Kentucky and Obama Oregon.
Yesterday also saw Democrat Travis Childers winning the special election in Mississippi. This is the third special election that Republicans have lost in solidly conservative districts. The losses have prompt questions on whether or not there needs to be a shake up in Republican leadership.

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