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11 MARCH


Obama supporter


Barack Obama wins the Mississippi primary, where the Democratic vote seems to be divided strongly along racial lines.



12 MARCH


Geraldine Ferraro


Clinton aide Geraldine Ferraro steps down from her unpaid role following her remarks suggesting Obama is only still in the race due to his skin colour.



14 MARCH


Barack Obama and Rev Jeremiah Wright


Comments made by Barack Obama's pastor, Reverend Jeremiah Wright, during his sermons become a talking point after being aired on TV.



24 MARCH


Hilary Clinton


Hillary Clinton is forced to acknowledge she "misspoke" when she talked about coming under sniper fire on a visit to Bosnia in 1996.



6 APRIL


Mark Penn


Hillary Clinton's chief strategist Mark Penn steps down due to a conflict of interest involving his PR firm and the Colombian government.



12 APRIL


Barack Obama


Obama is accused of elitism, following comments at a fundraiser that small-town Americans are "bitter" and "cling to guns or religion".



22 APRIL


Hillary Clinton


Hillary Clinton wins the Pennsylvania Democratic primary, by a convincing nine point margin over Barack Obama and claims "the tide is turning".



29 APRIL


Rev Jeremiah Wright


Barack Obama denounces his former pastor, Reverend Jeremiah Wright, after he makes the headlines again with a series of public appearances.




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