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US elections 2008

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6 MAY


Hillary Clinton


Barack Obama wins a big victory in North Carolina, while Hillary Clinton has a narrower-than-expected victory in Indiana.



10 MAY


Barack Obama


Following a string of endorsements, Obama takes the lead among super-delegates, who will cast the deciding votes at the party convention.



13 MAY


Clinton wins in Virginia


Hillary Clinton wins the West Virginia primary fuelling a perception that Obama has difficulty connecting with white working class voters.



14 MAY


John Edwards and Barack Obama


The former candidate John Edwards, who dropped out of the race in January, appears at a rally in Michigan to endorse Barack Obama.



20 MAY


Clinton supporters


Hillary Clinton wins the Kentucky primary but Barack Obama takes Oregon and claims that he now has a majority of pleged delegates.



31 MAY


Hillary Clinton


Democratic Party officials vote to seat all of Florida and Michigan's delegates at the party's convention, with each getting a half-vote.



1 JUNE


Hillary Clinton in Puerto Rico


Puerto Rico primary gives a clear victory to Clinton with 68% of the vote but the gain of 38 delegates is only able to put a dent in Obama's lead.



3 JUNE


Baraxck and Michelle Obama


The final two primaries give Clinton a win in South Dakota while Obama wins in Montana and takes an unassailable majority of convention delegates.



7 JUNE


Hillary Clinton


Hillary Clinton announces suspension of campaign and endorses Barack Obama. She congratulates him on "the extraordinary campaign he has won."



19 JUNE


Barack Obama and Howard Dean


Obama announces he will reject public funding for the election campaign, going back on an earlier suggestion that he would accept it if his rival did.



27 JUNE


Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama


Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama take the stage together at their first joint campaign rally, in the town of Unity, New Hampshire.




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