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Candidates Continue Race to White House

Sen. Barack Obama, (D) Presidential Candidate Sen. Barack Obama, (D) Presidential Candidate
Sen. Hillary Clinton, (D) Presidential Candidate Sen. Hillary Clinton, (D) Presidential Candidate
Sen. John McCain, (R) Presidential Candidate Sen. John McCain, (R) Presidential Candidate

By Walter Makaula

(KHNL) -- Hawaii is not the only place where candidates were counting on winning delegates on Tuesday.

Wisconsin and Washington held closely-watched primaries, where Hillary Clinton's goal was to stop Barack Obama's winning streak.

Barack Obama celebrated his Wisconsin win in Texas, where the primary's in two weeks

"The change we seek is still months and miles away, and we need the good people of Texas to help us get there," says Senator Barack Obama, (D) Presidential Candidate.

Losing Wisconsin means nine losses in a row for Hillary Clinton. In Ohio Tuesday night, which also votes March 4th, she vowed a comeback

"Ready to manage our economy, and ready to beat the Republicans this November. With your help I will be that President," says Senator Hillary Clinton, (D) Presidential Candidate.

But Wisconsin exit polls reveal the Clinton coalition falling apart. She took just two demographics:

--The working poor by 1%

--And white women by 2%

But Barack Obama won among women overall, and he won men by nearly 2 to 1.

And Obama won the blue collar working class and Wisconsin's middle class Democrats.

Those are the segments Obama would need to win in Ohio on March 4th.

And in Texas, polls show Obama pulling even.

On the Republican side, it was another big win for John McCain. He claimed overall victory that "I will be our party's nominee for President of the United States!"

McCain figures Barack Obama will be his opponent.

 "I will fight every moment and every day in this campaign to make sure that Americans are not deceived by an eloquent but empty call for change," says Senator John McCain, (R) Presidential Candidate.

It's a Republican focusing on November.

"Houston, I think we've achieved lift-off here!" says McCain.

And a Democrat savoring what by Wednesday could be 10 straight wins.

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