Illinois Win for Obama, McCain

Democratic senator is victorious in home state
By Jonas Oransky,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 5, 2008 7:09 PM CST
Democratic presidential hopeful, Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., looks on as he goes to vote at Beulah Shoesmith Elementary School Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2008, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Barack Obama is the projected winner in his home state of Illinois. John McCain won the GOP race in the Land of Lincoln. Obama was widely expected to take Illinois by a big margin, MSNBC reports. The state awards 153 Democratic delegates proportionally and 57 Republican delegates in a winner-take-all model, the BBC adds.

With 6% of precincts reporting, Obama led Hillary Clinton—who was born in the state—56% to 43%.