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Virginia Primary Predictions Revisited (Finally!)

Before we revisit the winning predictions from the Feb. 12 Potomac Primary and award the coveted Fix t-shirts, a few notes of thanks.

First, THANK YOU to the Fixistas/Fixites/Fixophiles (more on that below) for pointing out that we had omitted declaring winners from the Potomac Primary. We stand chastened.

Second, thanks to one and all who sent food recommendations for The Fix's trip to Ohio this week. Unfortunately, this happened -- grounding The Fix's flight for the day and putting the kybosh on the plan to spend a few days in the Buckeye State. (Politico's Ben Smith, a far heartier creature than The Fix, hopped a Greyhound bus last night for the eight-hour, overnight trip between New York City and Cleveland. That's dedication)

While The Fix won't be in Ohio this week, we have a strong sense that we'll have reason to make it back there sometime between now and the general election. We have saved each and every e-mail so that when we go back we can eat our way through the state -- from Lola in Cleveland all the way to Skyline Chili and Graeter's in Cincinnati. (Looking at those Web sites is already making The Fix 's stomach grumble.)

With those kudos out of the way, let's get to the Potomac Primary winners -- culled through by washingtonpost.com politics producer Sarah Lovenheim.

A handful of Fix readers predicted John McCain's win at 50 percent, but no one guessed former governor Mike Huckabee would follow with 41.

Our winner nailed the Democratic finish: "Mustafa.hirji". accurately predicted Barack Obama would sweep the field with 64 percent of the vote, with Hillary Rodham Clinton taking 35.

As for the storyline, two posters summed it up best:

"Obama sweeps Potomac, however the delegate count is still close; McCain edges Huckaboo [Huckabee] and moves closer to clinching the Republican nomination." -- "Digital_Voter."

"Obama sweeps again. Clinton in trouble. McCain squeaks by. Huckster still in it." -- "Zb95."

Winners: Send your mailing address and preferred size to chris DOT cillizza AT washingtonpost DOT com. (Past winners: Your shirts will arrive just as soon as the order comes in and we can ship them out.)

To all who are ready for another challenge, stay Fixed. The delegate-rich states of Texas and Ohio hold their primaries a week from today, so get your predictions ready.

Speaking of voting, don't forget to participate in the poll below. You control the fate (or at least the naming rights) of The Fix community!

By Washington Post editors  |  February 26, 2008; 3:34 PM ET
Categories:  Eye on 2008  
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