McCain, Obama win Vermont primary

VERMONT -- Last Tuesdays presidential primaries went according to plan in the Green State. Sen. Barack Obama, the definite favorite among Vermonters, won with 59 percent of the vote, despite losing close battles in Texas, Ohio and Rhode Island. The senator was not able to campaign in person in Vermont, but his advantage was clear, as his supporters came out in force when Chelsea Clinton visited Burlington. On the other side of the spectrum, McCain not only won Vermont, but he clinched the Republican nomination as well. McCain carried a whopping 72 percent of the vote, followed by Mike Huckabee and Ron paul, who received 14 and 7 percent of the vote, respectively. Obama had endorsements from both Sen. Patrick Leahy and Rep. Peter Welch going into Tuesdays contest, while McCain didnt have an official campaign organization in Vermont. McCain did, however, host a campaign rally at the Burlington International Airport in mid-February.

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