Paul, Kucinich Win House Primaries

  • Playlist
  • Download
  • Embed
    Embed <iframe src="http://www.npr.org/player/embed/87912361/87912340" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no">
  • Transcript

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.

It's MORNING EDITION from NPR News.

Copyright © 2008 NPR. All rights reserved. Visit our website terms of use and permissions pages at www.npr.org for further information.

NPR transcripts are created on a rush deadline by a contractor for NPR, and accuracy and availability may vary. This text may not be in its final form and may be updated or revised in the future. Please be aware that the authoritative record of NPR’s programming is the audio.

Comments

 

Please keep your community civil. All comments must follow the NPR.org Community rules and terms of use, and will be moderated prior to posting. NPR reserves the right to use the comments we receive, in whole or in part, and to use the commenter's name and location, in any medium. See also the Terms of Use, Privacy Policy and Community FAQ.