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Paul, Kucinich Win House Primaries

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Paul, Kucinich Win House Primaries

Election 2008

Paul, Kucinich Win House Primaries

Paul, Kucinich Win House Primaries

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There was election news for presidential also-rans in Texas and Ohio Tuesday. Republicans backed Rep. Ron Paul of Texas in his congressional primary. Ohio Democrats did the same for Rep. Dennis Kucinich.

STEVEN INSKEEP, host:

Here's an update on the major story we're following. Winners in this week's primaries include McCain, Clinton, Obama, Kucinich and Paul. That list requires some explanation.

John McCain won enough delegates to clinch the Republican nomination. Democrat Hillary Clinton won Texas, Ohio and Rhode Island. She gained on Barack Obama, who won Vermont. And then there's Ron Paul of Texas. He has not won a presidential primary, but has won passionate support. And yesterday, Texas voters re-nominated Paul for his congressional seat. Democrat Dennis Kucinich left the presidential race in January, had to go back to Ohio to defend his seat in Congress. A former admirer raised half a million dollars to challenge him, but Kucinich prevailed in voting yesterday.

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