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Analysis: Super Tuesday in MA

It's the morning after the most competitive Primary Day in Massachusetts history. Close races on both sides culminated in victories for Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Republican Mitt Romney.

The Bay State's former Governor garnered 51% of the vote here against 41% by Arizona Senator John McCain. Romney celebrated his local win last night in Boston, where he downplayed his losses elsewhere in the country.

"One thing that's clear is this campaign's going on. I think there are some people who thought it was all going to be done tonight. But it's not all done tonight. We're going to keep on battling. We're going to go all the way to the convention. We're going to win this thing, and we're going to get to the White House." Romney said.

On the Democratic side, New York Senator Hillary Clinton defied recent polls that showed her rival, Illinois Senator Barack Obama, closing in on her longtime lead. In the end, Clinton took 56%, 15% more than Obama.

At her New York headquarters last night, Clinton focused, not on her Democratic opponent, but on criticizing President George Bush.

"After seven years of a President who listens only to the special interests, you're ready for a president who brings your voice, your values, and your dreams to your White House." Clinton said.

Our political analysts join WBUR's Bob Oakes this morning to dissect the results. On the Democratic side, Dan Payne, and from the Republican side, Todd Domke. They both write for the Boston Globe.

This program aired on February 6, 2008. The audio for this program is not available.

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