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The Fix: February 3, 2008 - February 9, 2008

Obama Sweeps

UPDATE, 11 pm: Barack Obama made a clean sweep of today's votes, securing the third of a trio of victories in Louisiana this evening. ORIGINAL POST Sen. Barack Obama (Ill.) won the Democratic caucuses in Washington state and Nebraska today...

By Chris Cillizza  |  February 9, 2008; 9:20 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (165)
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Huckabee Wins Kansas; Democratic Results Later

Showing there is still some fight left in his candidacy for the GOP nomination, former governor Mike Huckabee (Ark.) won Kansas's caucuses this afternoon. With nearly 80 percent of the precincts reporting Huckabee held a massive 62 percent to 22...

By Chris Cillizza  |  February 9, 2008; 4:40 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (17)
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Prediction Time: La., Wash., Neb.

The Fix is still digging through all the predictions from Super Tuesday (we'll have winners of the coveted and, as of yet, still in production official Fix t-shirts next week) but another round of voting is upon us. That means...

By Chris Cillizza  |  February 9, 2008; 8:37 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (168)
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Friday Senate Line: Dems Remain Strong

For the last few months, The Fix has been, well, fixated on the presidential race. But, with Sen. John McCain (Ariz.) having all but sewn up the Republican nomination, and Sens. Barack Obama (Ill.) and Hillary Rodham Clinton (N.Y.) settling...

By Chris Cillizza  |  February 8, 2008; 1:33 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (107)
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Wag the Blog: The Debate Over Debates

UPDATE, 8:30 am: Obama has agreed to a debates on Feb. 26 in Ohio and another debate in Texas before that state's March 4 primary. Obama's campaign did not offer up a specific date for the Texas debate but there...

By Chris Cillizza  |  February 8, 2008; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (232)
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Romney Drops Out of GOP Race

Former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney announced today that he will suspend his campaign for the Republican presidential nomination.

By Eric Pianin  |  February 7, 2008; 3:43 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (335)
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What's Next?

The political day to end all days is behind us.(And The Fix is feeling somewhat human again after eight hours of sleep last night.) But the race for the Democratic nomination is far from over. Both Sens. Barack Obama (Ill.)...

By Chris Cillizza  |  February 7, 2008; 11:20 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (123)
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Clinton Loaned Campaign $5 Million Last Month

Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (N.Y.) loaned her presidential campaign $5 million at the end of last month, a cash infusion sure to stoke speculation that her once-vaunted fundraising operation is losing steam. During a news conference at her campaign headquarters...

By Chris Cillizza  |  February 6, 2008; 5:20 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (136)
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Spinning Super Tuesday

The Fix is flagging as it gets later in the day, but I had enough energy to jump on a series of conference calls and rifle through a few campaign memos earlier in the day to parse through the opening...

By Chris Cillizza  |  February 6, 2008; 3:16 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (47)
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Super Tuesday Winners and Losers

Twenty-four states and the largest primary day ever -- now that's a SUPER Tuesday. See Results For Republicans, the clear winner was John McCain, claiming a number of big states -- New York, New Jersey, California -- to emerge with...

By Chris Cillizza  |  February 6, 2008; 12:05 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Who Won?

The Fix is done -- finally -- for the evening. All of the races of significance have been called on both sides. On the Republican side, the clear winner of the night was Sen. John McCain (Ariz.) who swept states...

By Chris Cillizza  |  February 6, 2008; 1:12 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Obama, Clinton Swap States

Sens. Hillary Rodham Clinton (N.Y.) and Barack Obama (Ill.) traded wins in the last hours of Feb. 5, with Clinton winning a series of victories in the northeast and Obama showing considerable strength in the Midwest and plains states. Among...

By Chris Cillizza  |  February 5, 2008; 11:28 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Clinton Consolidates Northeast, Halfway Point Nears

Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (N.Y.) has consolidated support in the northeast with wins in Massachusetts, New Jersey and her home state of New York. So far, Clinton has the edge with roughly half of the 22 Super Tuesday states already...

By Chris Cillizza  |  February 5, 2008; 10:11 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Obama Wins Georgia

Riding a massive margin of support from the black community, Sen. Barack Obama (Ill.) claimed the first major victory of the night -- winning Georgia by a wide margin over Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton. The Peach State was long considered...

By Chris Cillizza  |  February 5, 2008; 7:01 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Super Tuesday: Afternoon Update

As political junkies know all too well, election days are some of the slowest of the entire year. (Election nights are an entirely different matter.) In this long, dark tea time before exit polls are available and long before any...

By Chris Cillizza  |  February 5, 2008; 4:58 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Super Tuesday Viewer's Guide

Tonight promises an embarrassment of riches for political junkies. With 24 states holding either a Democratic or Republican vote for president, there is -- dare we say it! -- too much to read and watch. As always, The Fix aims...

By Chris Cillizza  |  February 5, 2008; 11:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Super Tuesday Prediction Time: Vote Early, Vote Often

What a day! Political Geography of Super Tuesday Twenty-four states hold primaries, caucuses or (in one case) a convention today. On the Democratic side there are contests in 22 states with 1,681 delegates at stake; for Republicans it's 21 states...

By Chris Cillizza  |  February 5, 2008; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Reaching Out To Rush?

UPDATE, 6:35 pm: The Romney campaign is sending around an email highlighting one particular passage from Limbaugh's show today. Here it is: "I think right now Romney probably -- as the campaign has coalesced and as the campaign has progressing...

By Chris Cillizza  |  February 4, 2008; 6:48 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (94)
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GOP Money Problems Grow

Lost in the hubbub surrounding Super Tuesday was is the fact that late last week all of the presidential candidates -- and the various party campaign committees -- released their year-end fundraising figures. From the presidential level to the congressional...

By Chris Cillizza  |  February 4, 2008; 4:05 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (29)
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The Efficacy of Electability?

As Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (N.Y.) sprints across the country in advance of Super Tuesday, her closing argument to voters can be boiled down to a single word: electability. Over the weekend, Clinton's campaign released a memo penned by lead...

By Chris Cillizza  |  February 4, 2008; 12:55 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (129)
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FixCam Week in Preview: Super Tuesday Edition

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By Chris Cillizza  |  February 4, 2008; 9:42 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (71)
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MTV/MySpace Presidential Super Dialogue

Miss the MTV/MySpace presidential super dialogue, co-moderated by The Fix, last night? 1. Shame on you. 2. Here at The Fix we believe in second chances. The full dialogue -- featuring Sens. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) and Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.)...

By Chris Cillizza  |  February 3, 2008; 9:05 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (22)
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