Monthly Archives: February 2008

McCain 996 Delegates

On Saturday, McCain picked up all nine delegates awarded by the GOP in American Samoa, as well as the nine GOP delegates from the U.S. Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.

Republican Party members in Puerto Rico awarded all 20 delegates at stake Sunday to Arizona Sen. John McCain, who has vowed to help resolve Washington’s complicated relationship with the U.S. Caribbean territory.

McCain’s total:  996 delegates. Mike Huckabee trails with 254 delegates.  2-24-2008  LJ

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Portman on the List for VP?

A few of the names being bandied about for McCain’s VP are politicians in their 40s and 50s, including Gov. Tim Pawlenty of Minnesota, 47; Gov. Charlie Crist of Florida, 51, whose well-timed endorsement helped Mr. McCain win the crucial swing-state’s primary; Gov. Mark Sanford of South Carolina, 47; and Rob Portman, 52, a former Ohio congressman and director of the Office of Management and Budget.   2-24-2008  Michael Cooper

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Huckabee in Dayton Ohio

Governor Mike Huckabee will be in Dayton, Ohio on February 26th.  His only Dayton appearance will be at the Living Word Church, in Vandalia, from 6:30pm to 8pm.

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McCain In Ohio

 Republican presidential candidate Sen. John McCain, will be at Young’s Jersey Dairy at noon Wednesday, Feb. 20, for what his campaign called a short meet-and-greet event.

Young’s, 6880 Springfield-Xenia Road, Yellow Springs, has hosted
presidential candidates and their surrogates in the past.

McCain also will be in Ohio tonight, Feb. 19, attending a party in
Columbus following the Wisconsin primary. That event will be at the
Hayes Grand Ballroom in The Columbus Renaissance Hotel, 50 North 3rd St.

That event begins at 7:30 p.m.  2-19-2008

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Democrat Super Delegates

About half the 800 superdelegates — elected officials, party leaders, and others — have committed to either Clinton or Obama, though they can change their minds until the convention.

Obama’s political action committee has doled out more than $694,000 to superdelegates since 2005,  and of the 81 who had announced their support for Obama, 34 had received donations totaling $228,000.

Clinton’s political action committee has distributed about $195,000 to superdelegates, and only 13 of the 109 who had announced for her have received money, totaling about $95,000.  Foon Rhee  2-14-2008

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Delegate Count as of 2-17-2008

Delegate total:

  • McCain 903
  • Romney 253
  • Huckabee 245  Doug Simpson 2-17-2008

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Ohio Quinnipiac General Election Poll

Quinnipiac Ohio General Election

  • John McCain 44%
  • Hillary Clinton 43%
  • John McCain 42%
  • Barack Obama 40%

Survey of 1,748 registered voters was conducted February 6-12. The margin of error is +/- 2.3 percentage points. Aron Goldman 2-14-2008

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