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Democrats Barack Obama won an expected victory in his home state. It was a win of one of the richest Super Tuesday prizes.
With 153 delegates, Illinois trails only California and New York in Super Tuesday states.
Illinois traditionally holds its primary in mid-March, when results in early states have often settled the nominees. This year, state lawmakers moved the primary up to give a boost to Obama.
Republicans John McCain lodged his first Midwest victory early on in the night. An Arizona Senator, he may have benefited from crossover voting in his win over Romney
Democrats Barack Obama has taken Kansas, where Gov. Kathleen Sebelius gave him her endorsement. He has ties to the traditionally Republican state: His mother was born at Fort Leavenworth during World War II, and Stanley Dunham, her father and Obama's grandfather, was a native of El Dorado.
Republicans There was no G.O.P. vote in Kansas on Tuesday.
Democrats Hillary Clinton managed to hold on to the state despite the support of Barack Obama by Sen. Ted Kennedy. It is also a key state, carrying Boston and its suburbs toward the Democratic nomination.
Republicans Mitt Romney easily carried his home state, where he served as governor, despite the fact that John McCain had made campaign stops there in the last few days.
He won by finding favor with voters who support him on immigration and the economy, according to exit polls.
Democrats Barack Obama won the northern state's caucuses, possibly bolstered by his popularity in his home state of Illinois, where he cruised to an easy victory.
Republicans Moving westward, Mitt Romney picked up the state's caucus delegates.
Democrats Missouri marked the closest race of the night for the competing Democrats. At one point late Tuesday evening, several news organizations projected that Hillary Clinton would narrowly win the state, but that projection was retracted in the early Wednesday hours as the race was deemed too close to call.
Soon after, many of those same news organizations countered earlier reports, and, with 99.5% of the vote reported, projected that Barack Obama had won the majority of some 800,000 ballots an important victory, especially given Missouri's reputation as the nation's foremost bellwether state in selecting presidential winners.
Republicans John McCain edged out Mike Huckabee in Missouri's Republican primary, giving the Arizona Senator 33% to the former Arkansas governor's 31.6%. The Republican statewide winner receives all 58 Missouri delegates to the national convention.
Democrats There was no Democratic vote in Montana on Tuesday.
Republicans Mitt Romney won the Rocky Mountain state, which falls in closely with his Utah and North Dakota victories.