McCain, Obama continue winning streaks in overseas territories
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    WASHINGTON, Feb. 25 (Xinhua) -- Both U.S. Republican and Democratic presidential front-runners picked up more delegates from primary elections in overseas U.S. island territories over the weekend, the CNN reported Monday.

Republican presidential candidate John McCain speaks at a town hall meeting in Rocky River, Ohio Feb. 25, 2008.

Republican presidential candidate John McCain speaks at a town hall meeting in Rocky River, Ohio Feb. 25, 2008. (Xinhua/Reuters Photo)
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    Senator John McCain (R-Ariz.) continued his strong run toward the Republican nomination, winning the Feb. 24 Republican caucus in Puerto Rico by taking all 20 delegates.

    On Feb. 23, he already picked up nine delegates in American Samoa and nine from the Northern Mariana Islands.

    He now has a total of 996 delegates, according to the U.S. media, very close to the 1,191 delegates needed to win the nomination.

    Mike Huckabee, former governor of Arkansas and the only other remaining candidate for the Republican nomination, has only 254 delegates but will likely stay in the race through the March 4 Texas primaries.

 US Democratic presidential candidate Senator Barack Obama (D-IL) campaigns at a rally in Corpus Christi, Texas February 22, 2008.

U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Senator Barack Obama (D-IL) campaigns at a rally in Corpus Christi, Texas Feb. 22, 2008.(Xinhua/Reuters Photo)
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    On the Democratic side, after picking up three delegates, Senator Barack Obama (D-Ill.) was victorious in the Democratic caucus in the Virgin Islands on Feb. 23, continuing his winning streak heading into the Texas and Ohio primaries on March 4.

    Obama received 90 percent of the votes in the Virgin Islands which has a mostly black population while his rival Senator Hillary Clinton (D- NY) received only 7 percent of the votes, less than the 15 percent necessary to receive a delegate.

 

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