Campaign 2000: The Main Event

MARCH 7 11 REPUBLICAN PRIMARIES 554 DELEGATES AT STAKE

Iowa? Michigan? Mere warm-ups for a national primary on March 7 that stretches from New York to California. With different rules in each state, Bush and McCain face 11 grueling rounds that Tuesday, with 554 of the 2,066 G.O.P. delegates at stake.

CALIFORNIA [Open to all voters; only G.O.P. votes count] 162 DELEGATES

The ultimate prize. While McCain is gaining in L.A. and the Bay Area, he's still weak in G.O.P. areas like Orange County and the Central Valley. Democrats and independents can vote, but only Republicans count toward delegates. The top G.O.P vote getter wins them all. McCain has persuaded...

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