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Potomac primary

Two states and one district held caucuses or primary elections in the Potomac primary, 2008. Purple represents contests for both parties (3).

The Potomac primary (named after the river that splits the region),[1] also called Chesapeake Tuesday,[2] the Beltway primary, and the Crabcake primary,[3] is the confluence of three Democratic presidential primaries and three Republican presidential primaries that takes place after Super Tuesday.


  • 2008 1
    • Republican primaries 1.1
    • Democratic primaries 1.2
    • Results 1.3
  • 2012 2
    • Republican primaries 2.1
    • Democratic primaries 2.2
    • Results 2.3
  • References 3
  • External links 4


Republican primaries

Democratic primaries


The results on both sides were fairly unsurprising according to opinion polling, with both John McCain and Barack Obama winning by substantial margins. For Obama, however, the race had been significant as a major source of delegates in the close Democratic race, with him garnering a net gain of 50 delegates.


Republican primaries

Democratic primaries

President Barack Obama ran unopposed.



  1. ^ Kornblut E., Anne (2008-02-06). "A Tightening Potomac Primary?". The Washington Post. Retrieved 2008-02-07. 
  2. ^ Harnden, Toby (2008-02-07). "Barack Obama feels the Super Tuesday force". The Telegraph. Retrieved 2008-02-07. 
  3. ^ "Obama, Clinton Set to Battle in Weekend Contests". PBS. 2008-02-08. Retrieved 2008-02-14. 

External links

  • Reuters FACTBOX-The Feb. 12 "Potomac Primary" presidential contest
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