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Friday, January 04, 2008

Obama, Huckabee sweep to Iowa victories - Yahoo! News

Obama, Huckabee sweep to Iowa victories - Yahoo! News: "DES MOINES, Iowa - Sen. Barack Obama swept to victory in the Iowa caucuses Thursday night, pushing Hillary Rodham Clinton to third place and taking a major stride in a historic bid to become the nation's first black president.

Mike Huckabee rode a wave of support from evangelical Christians to win the opening round among Republicans in the 2008 campaign for the White House.

Obama, 46 and a first-term senator from Illinois, told a raucous victory rally his triumph showed that in 'big cities and small towns, you came together to say, 'We are one nation, we are one people and our time for change has come.''

Final Democratic returns showed the first-term lawmaker gaining 38 percent support. Former Sen. John Edwards of North Carolina gained second, barely edging out Clinton, the former first lady."
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