Clinton Nails California, Obama Grabs Heartland

Neither candidate strikes decisive blow
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 6, 2008 1:01 AM CST
Democratic presidential hopeful, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-N.Y. speaks to reporters as her husband, former President Bill Clinton, left, casts his vote, Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2008, in Chappaqua, N.Y....   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Hillary Clinton took the big prize of California and dominated in the Northeast, while Barack Obama claimed his home turf of Illinois and fared well across the nation in Super Tuesday voting, the Washington Post reports. Neither struck a decisive blow. Clinton also won New York, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Arizona, Tennessee, Arkansas, and Oklahoma. Obama took Missouri, Alaska, Minnesota, Colorado, Connecticut, Alabama, Georgia, Delaware, Kansas, Utah, Idaho, and North Dakota.

"I dare say this is not going to be over certainly tonight, and maybe not for a month from now," said Democratic Party chief Howard Dean. The latest delegate figures show Clinton with 764 and Obama not far behind with 716. Obama held a big advantage among black voters but also fared well with white men. Clinton kept her edge among white women, especially older ones, and Latino voters.