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Clinton, Obama face off in Virginia, Maryland and DC, home to long-sought prize — White House

WASHINGTON - Democratic rivals Sens. Barack Obama and Hillary Rodham Clinton squared off Tuesday in primaries in Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia, home to the White House, their long-sought prize.

February 27, 2008 | By DAVID ESPO Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


Obama, Clinton fight for delegates in 3 states in landmark struggle for Democratic nomination

WASHINGTON - Sens. Barack Obama and Hillary Rodham Clinton competed for Democratic convention delegates across three states on Saturday, locked in a landmark struggle for the party's presidential nomination.

February 24, 2008 | By DAVID ESPO AP Special Correspondent | Campaign 2008


Clinton and Obama compete for delegates this weekend while Huckabee keeps going

WASHINGTON - By their presence, Barack Obama and Hillary Rodham Clinton anointed Washington state as their prime battleground in a trio of Democratic presidential contests Saturday.

February 24, 2008 | By CALVIN WOODWARD Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


Big bucks battle: Obama rakes in $7.2 million, Clinton $6.4 million in intense Democratic race

NEW ORLEANS - Battling for every dollar and delegate, Barack Obama raised $7.2 million in Super Tuesday's wake and Hillary Rodham Clinton pulled in $6.4 million, stunning totals reflecting the intensity of their neck-and-neck race for the Democratic presidential nomination.

February 23, 2008 | By CHARLES BABINGTON and NANCY BENAC Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


APNewsBreak: Evangelical leader James Dobson endorses Mike Huckabee for GOP presidential nod

James Dobson, one of the nation's most prominent evangelical Christian leaders, backed Mike Huckabee's presidential bid Thursday night, giving the former Arkansas governor a long-sought endorsement as the Republican field narrowed to a two-man race.

February 23, 2008 | By ERIC GORSKI AP Religion Writer | Campaign 2008


New Mexico still counting Super Tuesday ballots to decide bragging rights and one delegate

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - Three days after New Mexico voted, Democratic officials offer apologies and finger-pointing - but have no winner. Hillary Rodham Clinton holds a slight lead, but the state is still counting 17,000 provisional ballots given to voters because of long lines and a shortage of ballots.

February 23, 2008 | By HEATHER CLARK Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


Conservatives looking for reason to get behind McCain

WASHINGTON - Typically, a gathering of conservative activists and the presumptive Republican presidential nominee is no cause for unease.

February 23, 2008 | By JIM KUHNHENN Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


Bush says ’prosperity and peace’ at stake in November presidential election

WASHINGTON - Without naming John McCain, President Bush marshaled the conservative wing of the Republican Party on Friday to back the presumed GOP presidential nominee for the upcoming battle against the Democratic Party.

February 23, 2008 | By DEB RIECHMANN Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


McCain seals GOP nomination as Romney suspends campaign

WASHINGTON - John McCain effectively sealed the Republican presidential nomination on Thursday as chief rival Mitt Romney suspended his faltering campaign. ''I must now stand aside, for our party and our country,'' Romney told conservatives.

February 22, 2008 | By LIZ SIDOTI | Campaign 2008


Obama campaign says he’s raised $7 million since Super Tuesday, Clinton pulls in $4 million

NEW ORLEANS - Democrat Barack Obama raised $7.2 million in less than 48 hours post Super Tuesday and rival Hillary Rodham Clinton collected $4 million, giving him a financial edge that's caused consternation within a Clinton campaign clamoring for attention-getting debates.

February 22, 2008 | By CHARLES BABINGTON Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


Disappointed conservatives debate their options as McCain’s triumph looms

WASHINGTON - Conservatives are nearly resigned to seeing front-runner John McCain capture the Republican presidential nomination, but they are still debating whether to stay home in November or to try to influence his positions and choice of a running mate.

February 22, 2008 | By JIM KUHNHENN Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


Automated ’robo-calls’ targeted by state and federal officials

WASHINGTON - The Clinton campaign has complained about them. So has Mitt Romney. Plenty of voters have vented, too. Those sometimes nasty and annoying recorded political phone calls known as ''robo-calls'' can drive people nuts - and states are trying to crack down on them.

February 22, 2008 | By JENNIFER C. KERR Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


McCain nearing unbeatable lead for GOP nomination; Clinton lent her campaign $5 million

WASHINGTON - Sen. John McCain padded his commanding delegate lead in the Republican presidential race Wednesday and urged conservative critics to cut him some slack. In a Democratic surprise, Hillary Rodham Clinton disclosed she'd lent $5 million to her cash-short campaign.

February 21, 2008 | By DAVID ESPO AP Special Correspondent | Campaign 2008


Race, gender mark Obama and Clinton supporters; each tries to make inroads

WASHINGTON - Though insisting race and gender have little to do with it, many Democrats are supporting the presidential candidate who looks most like them.

February 21, 2008 | By ALAN FRAM Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


Civil rights icons backing Clinton have little company

ATLANTA - When Barack Obama was declared the winner of Georgia's Democratic presidential primary, the Sweet Lowdown restaurant in midtown Atlanta echoed with whoops of glee as dozens of young, black professionals celebrated his win with raised martini glasses.

February 21, 2008 | By ERRIN HAINES Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


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