McCain, Obama Win Wisconsin Primary – Video Added

The results are still coming in, but it will eventually be official, story from CNN:

(CNN) — Sens. Barack Obama and John McCain will win in Wisconsin, CNN projects.

The victory marks the ninth consecutive win for Obama over rival Hillary Clinton.

In the Republican race, Wisconsin gives McCain at least 13 more delegates; 24 more delegates are to be awarded to the winner of each congressional district.

The remaining three GOP delegates are unpledged Republican National Committee members.

“I will fight every moment of every day in this campaign to make sure Americans are not deceived by an eloquent but empty call for change,” McCain told supporters — in what appeared to be a dig at Obama.

McCain has increasingly targeted Obama as the Illinois senator has emerged as the front-runner in the Democratic race.

“Our purpose is to keep this blessed country free, safe, prosperous and proud,” McCain said.

McCain is the presumptive nominee for his party, but he must pick up 1,191 delegates to seal the nomination.

Nine straight wins for Obama, later tonight Hawaii will probably make it ten. This also marks another win for McCain on his way to the magic delegate mark. More to come later along with some victory speeches and more analysis.

Update

Here’s Obama celebrating victory:

McCain’s been declared the winner in the Washington Republican Primary as well. Here is is earlier giving a little bit of a victory speech:

Clearly taking a swipe at Obama with the “empty eloquent call for change” line. More to come later along with Hawaii’s results at some point.

Update

Call it 10 straight for Obama, he’s now been declared winner in Hawaii, story from the Chicago Tribune:

Maybe they should’ve called it “Hawaii 10-0,” as Sen. Barack Obama now has ten straight wins after besting Sen. Hillary Clinton in Tuesday’s Hawaii caucuses.

Neither Obama nor Clinton campaigned in person for Hawaii’s 20 delegate votes, but both recently had surrogates in the 50th state — Clinton employed daughter Chelsea and Obama had half-sister Maya Soetero-Ng appear on his behalf. Obama, who was born and spent part of his youth on Hawaii, ran radio ads in recent weeks stressing his “native son” credentials.

On Tuesday night, in an e-mail to his supporters before the Hawaii victory was announced, Obama said winning there could foretell future successes: “If we win in Hawaii, it will be ten straight victories — a streak no one thought possible, and the best position we can be in when Ohio, Texas, Rhode Island and Vermont vote on March 4th.”

The Obama train keeps rolling but it may just be derailed come March 4th. He was easily expected to win Hawaii, his birth state, so this is no surprise.

The full results for all states can be found here.

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  • Casimir Nystrand

    Ten straight losses!??!

    I mean there are only 50 states. Hillary will have to win every state left and not only win, but also win them big. She has won 13 and lost 25. She has lost 25, that’s….wait….wait….wait, half of the states already. Not bad for a candidate that had everything going for her, she was up double digit in most of these states and could only watch the lead slip away, what ever she did. She is now banking on young men in pick up trucks driving mile after mile to ‘Vote for Hillary’, yes I can see them doing that…..NOT. She is looking like a magician fumbling for that white rabbit from a worn out top hat in front of a half filled room of drunks, still being able to see that the trick isn’t going to work. She has lost and how graceful that is going to make her will be interesting to watch. It’s time for the party’s leadership to give her a hint of what to do and rally behind he whom has won most caucus, most primaries, most votes, most states, most delegates and would be a nightmare for the GOP to face. Obama-McCain it is and the WAR will be the topic.