Obama, Romney Win Caucus Contest

On Super Tuesday more than 250,000 Minnesota voters went to their precinct caucuses, setting the record for the highest caucus turnout in state history. Barack Obama thumped Hillary Clinton by a two-to-one margin in the Presidential Preference Ballot at Democratic caucuses, largely due to an aggressive grassroots campaign and a large student and new voter turnout. Obama will receive a larger number of delegates, though the exact number has yet to be determined.

On the Republican side, John McCain lost to Mitt Romney, despite Gov. Tim Pawlenty’s role as McCain’s National Campaign Committee co-chair. According to Pawlenty, McCain’s loss is largely attributable to his decision to spend more time and resources in states with primaries and binding straw polls.

You can view a complete summary of caucus results on http://www.startribune.com/politics/national/president/15331171.html.