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Primary Predictions Redux: Kentucky, Oregon

It's t-shirt time!

The Kentucky and Oregon Democratic primaries, went down on Tuesday, and the Fix asked the community to predict the results of the races and the next day's storyline.

In Kentucky, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (N.Y.) swept Sen. Barack Obama (Ill.) with 65 percent of the vote to his 30 percent. Later that night, however, in the Beaver state, Obama returned the favor -- taking 59 percent of the vote to her 41 percent.

Few Fixistas accurately predicted the margin of victory between the two in Kentucky, but in Oregon we had 13 winners! (Thanks, as always, to politics producer Sarah Lovenheim for scouring the comments section for winners.)

Chadibuins came closest in Kentucky, missing Obama's 30 percent mark by ONE percentage point -- Chadibuins said Obama would emerge with 29 percent of the vote.

To our 13 winners who nailed the lineup in Oregon, hats off to each and everyone:
HenryVu, CTMan, Dave (pdx geek), P Diddy, Noah, Bonjedi, JakeDM, Andrew Gerst, johng1, tallman, maylandlegal, jon morgan

As for the storyline, many Fixistas were right on target, yet one prediction stood out: "Obama looks to supers to crown him after clinching pledged delegate majority; Clinton receives another Pyrrhic victory as media shifts focus to general election." --jumpin_bob

Winners: Send your preferred t-shirt size and mailing address to chris DOT cillizza AT washingtonpost DOT com. Losers: Keep reading and predicting. Your day will come.

By Washington Post editors  |  May 24, 2008; 8:00 AM ET
Categories:  Eye on 2008  
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