Sunday, February 03, 2008

Super Tuesday UPDATED 2/5/08

Republican Race (W = Winner take all)

McCain should win:

Arizona W 53 McCain Wins
Connecticut W 30 McCain Wins
New Jersey W 52 McCain Wins
New York W 101 McCain Wins

Romney should win

Alaska 29 Romney Wins
Colorado 46 Romney Wins
Massachusetts 43 Romney Wins
Montana W 25 Romney Wins
North Dakota 26 Romney Wins
Utah W 36 Romney Wins

Huckabee should win

Arkansas 34 Huckabee Wins

Toss Up

Alabama 48 Huckabee Wins
California 173 McCain Wins ( Big Loss for Romney)
Delaware W 18 McCain Wins
Georgia 72 Huckabee Wins
Illinois 70 McCain Wins
Minnesota 41 Romney Wins(Romney won only one "toss up")
Missouri W 58 McCain Wins
Oklahoma 41 McCain Wins
Tennessee 55 Huckabee Wins
West Virginia 30 ( Huckabee Wins State Convention)

UPDATE 2/5/08 1:20 PST "Back Room Deal" Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney’s campaign accused Sen. John McCain (Ariz.) and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee of “a backroom deal” that gave the early Super Tuesday win in West Virginia to Huckabee.

Romney, who addressed the state GOP convention in person Tuesday, comfortably led the first ballot at the convention, leading to a three-way second ballot contest between the three contenders.

Marc Ambinder of The Atlantic reported Tuesday that, after the first ballot, McCain’s campaign called his supporters there and urged them to vote in favor of Huckabee.

“Unfortunately, this is what Senator McCain’s inside Washington ways look like: he cut a backroom deal with the tax-and-spend candidate he thought could best stop Governor Romney’s campaign of conservative change,” Beth Myers, Romney’s campaign manager, said in a statement.

Huckabee won the contest on the second ballot with 567 votes, or 51 percent, to Romney’s 521 votes, which put him at 47 percent. McCain finished the second ballot with 12 votes.

On the first ballot, McCain had 176 votes to Huckabee’s 375 and Romney’s 464 votes.