Clinton wins Oklahoma; Obama takes Illinois

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Sen. Hillary ClintonOklahomaSen. Barack Obama
OKLAHOMA / TENNESSEE\ \ We’re very excited by our strong victories in Oklahoma and Tennessee.\ \ These are the first two states where both candidates competed fiercely.\ \ For months, the Obama campaign has been spinning that they have a monopoly on red states; tonight we showed that they don’t.\ \ With these first two victories, Hillary Clinton has demonstrated that she can compete and win in red states.\ \ \ SUPER TUESDAY GENERAL\ \ We’re excited by what we’re seeing.\ \ We have 17 states that are still outstanding where we expect to pick up a significant number of new delegates.\ \ To be sure, both campaigns have a long night ahead of them - but we feel very good that we won the first truly competitive contests and the remaining numbers that we’re seeing.\ \ It’s very important that people in the states where the polls are still open get out and vote.\

Christina Bellantoni, national political reporter, The Washington Times

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