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Obama wins Mississippi

Published:Wednesday | March 12, 2008 | 10:21 AM

Barack Obama has beaten rival Hillary Clinton to win the Democratic primary election in the state of Mississippi.

Mr. Obama polled strongly among African-American voters, winning 59 percent of the vote to Mrs. Clinton’s 49 percent with most of the votes counted.

The result is not decisive but boosts his lead in terms of delegates at the August convention, where the party will choose its White House candidate.