Tuesday, February 5, 2008

First projections

No surprises in early projections ...

McCain wins Connecticut ... CT had a closed primary, and McCain will take all of the state's 27 delegates. McCain made good on late polls that showed him with a comfortable lead.

McCain also wins Illinois, which awards 57 delegates today and 10 more at a state convention in June.

Romney takes Massachusetts, taking his portion of the 40 delegates awarded there. CNN's John King is asking why McCain spent any time in Massachusetts. If McCain drops what is expected to be a tight contest in California to Romney later tonight, you'll be hearing that question a whole lot more.

On the Democratic side, Barack Obama takes his home state of Illinois and his portion of the 153 delegates awarded from the open primary there.

Hillary Clinton wins Oklahoma and her portion of 38 delegates awarded there.