Sen. John McCain cemented his Republican front-runner status Tuesday, piling up big wins coast-to- coast. Democratic voters remain evenly split on Sen. Hillary Clinton and Sen. Barack Obama for their party’s nomination.
On Tuesday night, McCain capped the night by taking California and all its 170 delegates. He has gathered 615 delegates so far in his presidential campaign.
Obama won more states, but Clinton won states with higher delegate counts. Barack won: Alabama, Alaska, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Idaho, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, North Dakota, Utah, Illinois and Georgia with a total of 732.
Clinton won: Arizona, Arkansas, Oklahoma,Tennessee, New York, New Jersey and Massachusetts with a total of 825.
Gov. Mitt Romney has 268 delegates, and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee has 169.
The presidential races head to key primaries in Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia next Tuesday. The candidates hope to gain momentum for those with victories in the Louisiana primaries and Washington state caucuses on Saturday.