McCain, Obama Fair Well In Super Tuesday Voting

As of right now, 1:03am eastern time on 2/6, here is the following from the Drudge Report:

CLINTON: AR, AZ, CA, MA, NY, NJ, OK, TN
OBAMA: AK, AL, CT, CO, DE, GA, ID, IL, KS, MN, MO, ND, UT

HUCKABEE: AL, AR, GA, TN, WV
MCCAIN: AZ, CA, CT, DE, IL, MO, NJ, NY, OK
ROMNEY: CO, MA, MN, MT, ND, UT

You can view the full coverage state-by-state right here:

Official Super Tuesday Voting Results

Clinton took California but Obama managed to take many more states. McCain edged out the competition yet Romney and Huckabee managed to snag a few. Here’s a story on it all from MyWay:

WASHINGTON (AP) – Sen. John McCain swept a string of delegate-rich, East Coast primaries Tuesday night, reaching for command of the race for the Republican presidential nomination. Democratic rivals Hillary Rodham Clinton and Barack Obama traded victories in an epic struggle from Connecticut to California.

“We’ve won some of the biggest states in the country,” McCain told cheering supporters at a rally in Phoenix after pocketing victories in all regions. An underdog for months, he proclaimed himself the front-runner at last, and added. “I don’t really mind it one bit.”

With 371 delegates, the Arizona senator was far ahead of his rivals in the competition that counted most.

Even so, Mike Huckabee and Mitt Romney said they were in the race to stay.

Neither Clinton nor Obama proclaimed overall victory on a Super Tuesday that sprawled from coast-to-coast, and with good reason.

“I look forward to continuing our campaign and our debate about how to leave this country better off for the next generation,” said the former first lady, looking ahead to the primaries and caucuses yet to come.

Obama was in Chicago, where he told a noisy election night rally, “Our time has come. Our movement is real. And change is coming to America.”

Hillary Clinton need to win California, which she did. I won’t even begin to try and calculate a delegate count tonight, I’ll leave that for tomorrow.

McCain showed well, as everyone thought he would. The big surprise was Huckabee who managed to take several states and show a pulse again. Romney need some big wins but I think he managed an average showing and doesn’t have much potential beyond these contests. I think they’ll all stay in and continue fighting through the February debates.

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Huckabee is touting his southern gains, story from Breitbart:

WASHINGTON (AP) – Republican presidential hopeful Mike Huckabee said Tuesday he would press on with his White House candidacy, emboldened by wins in the South. “The one way you can’t win a race is to quit it, and until somebody beats me, I’m going to answer the bell for every round of this fight,” the former Arkansas governor said in an AP interview from Little Rock.

Huckabee beat rivals John McCain and Mitt Romney in West Virginia, Alabama and his home state, and early returns showed him leading in a few more Super Tuesday states. He said he would emerge from the virtual national primary contests as the alternative to McCain, the Arizona senator and Republican front-runner.

“I’ve got to say that Mitt Romney was right about one thing—this is a two-man race. He was just wrong about who the other man in the race was. It’s me, not him,” Huckabee said.

I’m wondering how far Huckabee can go with these wins. Will be interesting to watch how the delegate counts fall tomorrow.

Update

Here’s Obama addressing supporters:

And Hillary:

McCain:

Romney:

Finally, Huckabee:

Amazing night with some upsets and unforeseen victories.

  • Jay Em

    It has been a long hard fight for Huckabee to make it this far.
    Maybe now he can get a fair share of media time.
    I think toe more the people understand what he stands for the more they will like the man.
    More substance come out of his mouth than any other candidates, he just didn’t has enough media exposure.
    Let the man speak and you will understand.
    Go Huckabee,! Too bad about Ron Paul, he has a lot to say too.

  • john

    Jay Em,
    Huckabee was never in the race. He is like one of those people who comes over to your house and stays… and stays. You drop hints and he stays. You finally flat out tell him you need to go to bed and he makes a joke, laughs, and stays. He didn’t have any more money to spend on campaigning. Anyone could have simply hung around.
    I thought Huck got quite a lot of airtime, actually. Don’t make up excuses for him.