February 12, 2008
Just hours after the Potomac primaries got underway, Barack Obama met dozens of his supporters in downtown Washington, D.C.
He's hoping the massive turn-out at his rallies will lead to a landslide
victory in Washington, D.C., Maryland, and Virginia.
"I cant do it by myself. I need you. It's your time," said Obama.
With black Democrats making up a large number of the voters, Obama is favored to win Tuesday's primaries. Hillary Clinton knows that, so she's focusing further ahead.
"If you look at the states that are upcoming I am very confident. I am absolutely looking to Ohio and Texas," said Clinton
The battle is very heated for the Democratic nomination but things are more subdued on the Republican side.
Front-runner John McCain is expected to sweep all three of Tuesday's primaries, putting more distance between him, and Mike Huckabee.
"We have a lot of work to do, that's why we'll continue to work hard and campaign hard," said McCain.
But Huckabee picked up two more states over the weekend, telling supporters, why quit if he keeps winning.
Voters in the Potomac primaries don't usually play a key role in picking the nominees for President, but with the Democratic race as close as it is, every delegate, and every vote will count.