by Todd Beeton, Tue Mar 04, 2008 at 11:50:55 PM EST
OK, before I head to bed, I wanted to break down what we have so far this incredible and crazy night.
Vermont (86% reporting):
Rhode Island (98% reporting):
Ohio (97% reporting):
Texas (P) (98% reporting):
And ready for this one...
Texas (C) (36% reporting) is too close to call:
It's a cliche by now but Hillary Clinton did exactly what she needed to do. Congratulations, Senator.
But in the end, [Paul challenger Chris] Peden fell short, allowing Paul to resume his presidential campaign, although Senator John McCain, R-Ariz., wrapped up the nomination with a sweep of wins in Ohio, Rhode Island, Vermont, and Paul's native Texas.
But in perhaps the most important primary news of the day, Rick Noriega, Democratic challenger to Bush hack TX GOP Senator John Cornyn, dispatched his primary challenger earning 51% of the vote. As Burnt Orange Report put it earlier tonight:
WELL OVER TWO MILLION DEMOCRATS VOTED IN THE PRIMARY. JOHN CORNYN, START THE CLOCK -- YOUR TIME IN THE U.S. SENATE IS ALMOST UP.
Go congratulate Noriega on officially becoming the Democratic nominee for Senate from Texas over at Act Blue.