Obama Wins Miss. Primary

Hopeful also beats Clinton in Texas caucuses, gaining most state delegates
By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 11, 2008 8:25 PM CDT
Democratic presidential hopeful, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-N.Y., visits with media aboard her campaign plane at the Laurel Mississippi Airport in Laurel, Miss., Friday, March 7, 2008. (AP Photo/Carolyn...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Seeking to regain momentum, Barack Obama triumphed in a racially divided Mississippi primary today by winning about 90% of black votes and a third of white voters, CNN projects. He also won last week's Texas caucuses, scoring more state delegates overall than primary-winner Hillary Clinton. Mississippi awards 33 delegates and Texas 193 in their respective state races.

Obama has beaten Clinton in contests across the South—South Carolina, Alabama, Georgia, and Louisiana—all states where black voters made a strong show in his favor. Mississippi exit polls showed that nearly half of voters were black, a fifth were independent, and one in 10 Republican. Mississippi is the last contest before Pennsylvania's whopping 188-delegate primary next month.