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Barack Obama Projected Winner In Mississippi Democratic Primary

Mississippi Primary-PresidentDemocraticREPORTING: 99%CandidateVotes%DObama, Barack253,44161%20Clinton, Hillary154,85237%11TOTAL VOTES408,293Republica

Mississippi Primary-President
Democratic
REPORTING: 99%
Candidate
Votes
%
D
Obama, Barack 253,441 61% 20
Clinton, Hillary 154,852 37% 11
TOTAL VOTES 408,293
Republican
REPORTING: 99%
Candidate
Votes
%
D
McCain, John 111,953 79% 38
Huckabee, Mike 17,676 12% 0
Paul, Ron 5,487 4% 0
TOTAL VOTES 135,116
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UPDATED: Wed Mar 12, 2008 at 08:44 am EST

MSNBC has projected Senator Barack Obama the winner of the Mississippi primary.

NBC News declared Barack Obama as the projected winner in the Mississippi primary on Tuesday, the latest in a string of racially polarized contests across the Deep South and a final tune-up before April's high-stakes race with Hillary Rodham Clinton in Pennsylvania.

Obama was winning roughly 90 percent of the black vote but only about one-third of the white vote, extending a pattern that carried him to victory in earlier primaries in South Carolina, Alabama, Georgia and Louisiana. Read on...

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