Florida Primary

Florida Primary

Miami : FL : USA | Jan 29, 2008 at 8:56 PM PST
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Senator John McCain won a closely contested Florida primary on Tuesday night, capturing the biggest delegate prize of the primary season and adding a crucial jolt of momentum to his campaign as the nominating fight expands into a national race next Tuesday. The Arizona senator bested his chief rival Mitt Romney, the former Massachusetts governor, after drawing on the support of moderate and socially liberal voters. Lagging far behind is Rudolph W. Giuliani of New York, who has virtually staked his campaign on a strong showing in this state. Mr. Giuliani, who outspent his rivals and spent weeks campaigning across the Florida peninsula, is fighting for third place with former Gov. Mike Huckabee, a potentially fatal performance on a do-or-die night for the former mayor.

Kristian Hammond is based in Chicago, Illinois, United States of America, and is a Stringer on Allvoices.
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