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Obama Clinton Battle It Out In Tuesday's Primaries

February 19, 2008

It's a tight race between Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton. In play Tuesday, Wisconsin with 74 delegates, and Hawaii with 20.

On the campaign trail the Democratic candidates heightened their rhetoric.

"There is a difference between speeches and solutions, between rhetoric and results. And part of what and part of what this campaign is coming down to is a recognition that we need to know, as specifically as possible, what our next president intends to do," said Clinton.

"One thing I do have to say about Senator Clinton, she says well speeches don't put food on the table. Well, you know what, NAFTA didn't put food on the table here in youngstown, either," said Obama.

Hawaii has suddenly become a player in the fight for delegates. It's where Obama was born and where his younger sister lives now. On Monday she hit the campaign trail on her brother's behalf.

"I'm an obama mama!!!" said Maya Soetero, Obama's sister.

Campaigning in Hawaii for Hillary Clinton, her daughter Chelsea. As for Republican frontrunner John McCain, he continues to gain support, getting the backing of former president George Bush, Sr. Monday.

Tuesday a total of 56 GOP delegates are at stake and though McCain is the clear front runner, Mike Huckabee says he's not backing down.

"We see the last stand only when somebody has 1,191 delegates. Other than that, we may go all the way to Minnesota, St. Paul to the convention," said Huckabee.

It's mathematically impossible for Huckabee to catch up at this point, but for the Democrats, they're looking ahead to the next delegate rich primaries in Ohio and Texas.


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