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Ohio-Texas Two-Step Prediction Winners

Before the March 4 primary contests, Fix readers were asked to predict the primary results in the delegate-rich states of Texas and Ohio.

In the end, the Republican contests gave Sen. John McCain the party's nomination, but no knock-out blow was struck on the Democratic side.

In Ohio, McCain won with 60 percent of the vote; former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee, who dropped out that night, placed second with 31 percent. Sen. Hillary Clinton took 54 percent while Sen. Barack Obama emerged with 44 percent.

Our prediction stars? Rabja and gambitpsu-wp accurately predicted the Republican order of finish in Ohio. Michael_j._worth and YesWeCanforFREE correctly guessed the Dem. results.

In Texas, McCain finished first with 51 percent, while Huckabee trailed with 38 percent. The percentage of precincts reporting in Texas is still too small to call the Democratic caucus, but in the Texas primary (where the prize was a larger portion of delegates anyway), Clinton narrowly defeated Obama 51 percent to 47 percent.

The winners: bstanton20 and lmeert nailed the Republican results, while YesWeCanforFREE and nic.roxylife accurately called the Democratic lineup.

As for the storyline, aglasner is our winner for crafting punchy, clever -- and accurate -- headlines: "Hillary Three-Steps Her Way To Wins in Texas, Ohio and Rhode Island as the Democratic Dance Marathon Heads to Pennsylvania; Huckabee Runs Out [of] Steam (and Miracles) - McCain Captures The Crown."

If you are one of the winners, make sure to email me at chris DOT cillizza AT washingtonpost DOT com with a mailing address and a preferred size. And then start counting the days until the official Fix t-shirt arrives at your door!

By Washington Post editors  |  March 12, 2008; 6:13 PM ET
Categories:  Eye on 2008  
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