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Candidates Battle It Out For Tuesday's Delegates

February 11, 2008

Hillary Clinton is making a change at the top in hopes of giving her
presidential bid a much needed jolt.

"I know this is a challenging campaign and that's a good problem to have," said Clinton.

In a bid to stall Barack Obama's momentum ahead of Tuesday's contests in Washington DC, Maryland and Virginia, Clinton said goodbye to campaign manager Patti Solis Doyle, and put longtime aide Maggie Williams at the helm.

The New York Senator is now trailing in the delegate count, after the Illinois senator picked up four wins this weekend, in Louisiana, Nebraska, Washington State, and Maine.

"My bet has paid off, my faith in the American people has been vindicated, because everywhere I go people say they want a new direction for the country," said Senator Barack Obama.

The latest polls show Obama with a significant lead heading into the
so called Potomac primary. In the Capitol as well as in Maryland and
Virginia, there is a sizable number of black Democratic voters.

"I want us to do what happened in Kansas and Louisiana and what may have even happened in Washington state," said Republican Presidential candidate Mike Huckabee.

On the GOP side, Mike Huckabee also had a good weekend but Senator John McCain is poised to win the Republican nomination. His biggest challenge now is winning over the party's staunch conservatives.

"My job is to motivate every Republican to vote," said McCain.

Polls show the Arizona senator leading Huckabee by nearly 30 percentage points in Virginia and Maryland.

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