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TRAIL MIX: Latest on the Race for White House from Newspaper Blogs

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TRAIL MIX: Latest on the Race for White House from Newspaper Blogs

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The New York Times reported that Georgia Rep. John Lewis, a superdelegate previously supporting Hillary Clinton, had switched sides and would now vote for Barack Obama. But apparently neither of the campaigns knew about the change of heart, Anne E. Kornblut at washingtonpost.com's The Trail says. The Clinton camp had heard nothing about Lewis's withdrawal of support, and the Obama camp reported no talks had taken place.

With the recent sweep of primaries by Obama, it was hard to remember that Super Tuesday still wasn't over. But Clinton got a much needed win in the dangerously close New Mexico, says Mark Memmott at USA Today's On Politics. But in terms of delegates the win doesn't do much. Clinton's 14 delegates (to Obama's 12) still keep her behind the Illinois senator.

They may have been opponents in 2000 and had their disagreements since then, but John McCain said he would be "proud" to have President Bush campaign for him, says Andrew Malcolm at the L.A. Times' Top of the Ticket. When CNN's Larry King asked the Arizona senator about Bush's low popularity he replied, "I'm not the kind of person who looks at people's popularity. …

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