More States Called – Illinois, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Etc

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WASHINGTON D.C. — Taking an early look…

For the Democrats
Illinois: Obama (recent polling showed Obama up 30+)
Oklahoma: Clinton (recent polling showed Clinton up 30)

For the Republicans
Illinois: McCain (recent polling showed McCain up 20)
New Jersey: McCain (recent polling showed McCain up 15)
Massachusetts: Romney (recent polling showed Romney up 25)
Connecticut: McCain (recent polling showed McCain up 20)

All of those polling numbers come from here. Clearly, no surprises in the early states of the night. The only news of note: McCain skipped campaigning in some close states (California, for example) in order to reach for Massachusetts. Winning Romney’s home state would really be a finger in the eye of McCain’s key opponent. The strategy didn’t work. We’ll see if the lost opportunity hurts McCain elsewhere.

Update: MSNBC just called Tennessee for Hillary Clinton. She had a 20 point lead there is recent polling.

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