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Clinton wins most delegates




WASHINGTON

Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton won most of the delegates at stake in Kentucky’s Democratic primary Tuesday.

Clinton picked up 37 delegates in Kentucky and Sen. Barack Obama won 14, according to an analysis of election returns by The Associated Press.

That left Obama a few delegates short of claiming a majority of the pledged delegates at stake in all the primaries and caucuses.

Obama needs a total of 1,627 pledged delegates to claim a majority, a milestone he will exceed by the end of the evening. He was expected to fare better in Oregon, where there were 52 delegates at stake. The deadline to vote in Oregon was 11 p.m. EDT.

“We still have work to do to in the remaining states, where we will compete for every delegate available,” Obama said in an email to supporters. “But tonight, I want to thank you for everything you have done to take us this far – farther than anyone predicted, expected, or even believed possible.”

Obama has 1,624.5 pledged delegates won in primaries and caucuses. He has an overall total of 1,931 delegates, including endorsements from party and elected officials known as superdelegates. Clinton has 1,759, including superdelegates, according the latest tally by the AP.

Obama was expected to come out of the two contests about 60 delegates short of the 2,026 needed to clinch the nomination. He has added nearly that many superdelegates in the past two weeks.


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