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05/02/2008 - 22:54

USA today Editoweb, 05 feb. 2008


Huckabee wins all 18 W.Va. delegates - Clinton, Obama, McCain, Romney Battle Coast-to-Coast - Stocks plunge on service sector weakness - Suit challenges town's immigrant law - Early votes go smoothly in most states.



Huckabee wins all 18 W.Va. delegates
Mike Huckabee won the first contest declared on Super Tuesday, picking up all 18 national delegates awarded at West Virginia's state GOP convention. Huckabee bested Mitt Romney, who entered the Mountain State event with the largest bloc of pledged convention-goers. Both men and Ron Paul made in-person appeals to the more than 1,100 convention delegates attending Tuesday's convention.

Clinton, Obama, McCain, Romney Battle Coast-to-Coast
Voters in Georgia, where the first results are likely to emerge in today's 24-state presidential nominating process, may provide clues to the outcome of the Super Tuesday primaries. When polls close at 7 p.m. New York time, one sign will be whether Republican Mitt Romney, 60, is winning Georgia's evangelical Christian voters, a bloc he needs to continue his battle against Arizona Senator John McCain, 71. A loss in Georgia, one of Romney's stronger states, may presage a sweep for McCain.

Stocks plunge on service sector weakness
Wall Street plunged Tuesday, driving the Dow Jones industrials down 370 points after investors saw an unexpected contraction in the service sector as evidence the economy is sinking into recession. It was the Dow's biggest point drop since last August. The volatility that pummeled stocks in January returned with the news that the service sector shrank last month for the first time since March 2003. The report from the Institute for Supply

Suit challenges town's immigrant law
A lawsuit was filed Tuesday over this Dallas suburb's latest effort to keep out illegal immigrants by barring home rentals to people who can't prove they are in the country legally.
The suit, filed on behalf of real estate broker Guillermo Ramos, alleges the Farmers Branch City Council violated the Texas Open Meetings Act when it drafted and approved the new rule late last month.

Early votes go smoothly in most states
Scattered voting problems, including machine glitches and long lines, were reported early in some states in the biggest Super Tuesday ever held in America. But overall, voting appeared to go smoothly.
A record turnout was expected as an unprecedented 24 states held primaries and caucuses to narrow the field for the Democratic and Republican nominees for president.

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