Tuesday, May 20, 2008

obama wins oregon

Things work a little differently in Oregon -- voters vote by mail instead of showing up to the polls. So rather than exit polls, CNN conducted phone polls all day, and through those polls they are able to project Barack Obama as the winner of the Oregon primary.

With 30% of precincts reporting, Barack Obama is winning Oregon 60-40.

Speaking in Iowa, where he won the first-in-the-nation caucuses, Obama told supporters, "it was in this great state where we took the first steps of an unlikely journey to change America."

"The skeptics predicted we wouldn't get very far. The cynics dismissed us as a lot of hype and a little too much hope. And by the fall, the pundits in Washington had all but counted us out. But the people of Iowa had a different idea," he said.

Obama continued to look to the general election, focusing his attacks as he has for the past week on Sen. John McCain, while commending Clinton for "her courage, her commitment and her perseverance."

We'll have more Oregon results and analysis, as well as more from Obama's speech from Iowa. Stay tuned!

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