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Obama, McCain Sweep Potomac Primaries

Barack Obama and John McCain swept to victories in Maryland, the District of Columbia and Virginia in Tuesday's Potomac Primary, wins that seem likely to create even more momentum for Obama and even more of a sense of inevitability about McCain.

On the Democratic side, Obama has now won primaries in Louisiana, Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia, as well as caucuses in Nebraska, Washington state, Maine and the Virgin Islands since he and Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (N.Y.) split the states and delegates up for grabs in Feb. 5th's "Super Tuesday" vote.

For Republicans, McCain's victories follow a weekend of votes in which he came up short to former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee in Louisiana and Kansas. The party establishment has largely coalesced behind McCain in spite of those setbacks and tonight their vote of confidence was affirmed.

What does it all mean? You tell us. The comments section awaits your insights.

By Chris Cillizza  |  February 12, 2008; 10:48 PM ET
Categories:  Eye on 2008  
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