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McCain scores big wins on Super Tuesday; Democratic race still tight

WASHINGTON D.C. (AP) - Republican John McCain appears to be firmly in command of his party's race for the presidential nomination. But there appears to be no such clarity in the Democratic race.      

The Arizona senator won delegate-rich primaries in all regions of the country, including winner-take-all contests in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Missouri, Delaware and his home state of Arizona.      

He also won California, the biggest prize for candidates in both parties.      

McCain on Tuesday proclaimed himself the Republican front-runner, calling it a role he didn't mind one bit. However, Mitt Romney and Mike Huckabee are vowing to continue, after both won several states on Super Tuesday.      

Democrat Hillary Rodham Clinton won California's Democratic primary along with New York, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Arizona and Arkansas.      

But Barack Obama won Georgia, Alabama, Delaware, Utah and his home state of Illinois. He also prevailed in caucuses in North Dakota, Minnesota, Kansas, Idaho and Colorado.      

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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