Candidates Blanketing States Before Super Tuesday

February 1, 2008

Barack Obama has little time and a lot of ground to cover before Tuesday's 22-state showdown. In California, his sights are set on the Latino vote.

"The Latinos who know me in Illinois or the states that we've campaigned have voted for me in overwhelming number because they know my track record and the work that I've done," said Obama.

Senator Hillary Clinton is also trying to woo Latinos, a group she has long enjoyed support from. Hispanics account for about 10 percent of voters in six Super Tuesday states.

The New York Senator is better known nationwide than her rival. But with Obama's growing war chest and momentum, she knows this race is going to be tight.

While the Democratic candidates for President campaigned out west, the Republicans fanned out all over the country.

Republican Mike Huckabee serenaded voters in Oklahoma. He insists he's nowhere near ready to quit.

"We need you vote, we need your support, please don't let anyone tell you this election is over, only 8 percent of the delegates have even been counted," said Huckabee.

Huckabee's persistence could spell trouble for Mitt Romney, who is counting on support from traditional conservatives who could turn to the former minister in toss up states.

But following his win in Florida, Senator John McCain is clearly out in front. He's hoping super Tuesday will carry him a giant step closer to the Republican nomination.


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