Weekly News via Email
   Set as homepage | Add to favorites | Customer Service | Subscribe Now | Place an Ad | Contact Us | Sitemap Monday, 04.21.2014
Classifieds
News Archive
Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa
 1  2
 3  4  5  6  7  8  9
 10  11  12  13  14  15  16
 17  18  19  20  21  22  23
 24  25  26  27  28  29
Online Extras
Site Services
Around Bend
Outdoor Fun
Travel Info
Shop Local




Members Of



Poll: Today's Live Poll
Email to a friend | Print this | PDF version | Comments (0 posted) 
  Blogger |   del.icio.us |   digg |   newsvine

Feb 06,2008
Illinois favors Obama over Clinton
by UPI

CHICAGO - Illinois voters Tuesday showed a preference for their U.S. senator rather than for a former first lady who grew up in the Chicago area.

Thousands of voters braved chilly and damp weather for a chance to decide a historic showdown between Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, the two Democratic presidential hopefuls with strong ties to the state.

Obama was declared the winner early on by the Chicago Sun-Times and CBS News. With 8,523 of the state's 11,574 precincts reporting, Obama held a 65 percent to 33 percent lead over Sen. Clinton of New York.

At Obama's polling place, Beulah Shoesmith Elementary School in Chicago, the candidate and his wife, Michelle, were met by applause and cheers from supporters, Fox News reported.

Before entering the school to vote, the couple paused at a sign taped to a classroom window that read, "Shoesmith School and Room 100 (Heart) Barack Obama."

In the suburban community of Park Ridge, Ill., voters came to Eugene Field School, where Clinton attended as an elementary student.

Debbie Kelly, 41, who is self-employed, told Fox she planned to vote for Clinton.

"Other countries have done it and I think it's time for the U.S.," she said.


© 2008 United Press International. All Rights Reserved.

541 times read

Related news
Obama, McCain lead in Illinois by UPI posted on Feb 04,2008

Poll: Illinois favoring Obama, Giuliani by UPI posted on Dec 17,2007

Clinton widens lead in CBS poll by UPI posted on Oct 26,2007

Clinton, Obama virtually tied in N.H. by UPI posted on Dec 12,2007

Obama favored to win Mississippi by UPI posted on Mar 10,2008

Did you enjoy this article? Rating: 4.90Rating: 4.90Rating: 4.90Rating: 4.90Rating: 4.90 (total 39 votes)

Market Information
Breaking News
Most Popular
Most Commented
Featured Columnist
Horoscope Guide
Aquarius Aquarius Libra Libra
Aries Aries Pisces Pisces
Cancer Cancer Sagittarius Sagittarius
Capricorn Capricorn Scorpio Scorpio
Gemini Gemini Taurus Taurus
Leo Leo Virgo Virgo
Local Attractions
Bend Visitors & Convention Bureau
Bend Visitors & Convention Bureau

Mt. Bachelor Resort
Mt. Bachelor Resort

Les Schwab Ampitheater
Les Schwab Ampitheater

Deschutes County Fairgrounds
Deschutes County
Fairgrounds

Tower Theatre
Tower Theatre

The High Desert Museum

Advertisements



Deschutes County

Google  
  Web    BendWeekly.com
© 2006 Bend Weekly News
A .Com Endeavors, Inc. Company.
All Rights Reserved. Terms under
which this service is provided to you.
Please read our Privacy Policy. Contact us.
Bend Weekly News & Event Guide Online
   Save the Net
Advertisement
External sites open in new window,
not endorsed by BendWeekly.com
Subscribe in NewsGator Online
Add to Google Add to MSN Add to My AOL
What are RSS headlines?