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The 2008 Virginia Republican primary took place on February 12, 2008. This was an open primary with 63 delegates (60 pledged delegates) at stake in a winner take all format. The District of Columbia and Maryland both held primaries on the same day, referred to as the "Potomac primary[1]".

Virginia Republican primary, 2008

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Candidate John McCain Mike Huckabee
Party Republican Republican
Home state Arizona Arkansas
Delegate count 60 0
Popular vote 244,829 199,003
Percentage 50.04% 40.67%

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Election results by county. Red denotes counties won by McCain, and Pink denotes those won by Huckabee.

John McCain won the primary, receiving all of Virginia's delegates to the 2008 Republican National Convention.[2]

ResultsEdit

Virginia Republican primary, February 12, 2008[3]
Candidate Votes Percentage
John McCain 244,829 50.04%
Mike Huckabee 199,003 40.67%
Ron Paul 21,999 4.50%
Mitt Romney* 18,002 3.68%
Fred Thompson* 3,395 0.69%
Rudy Giuliani* 2,024 0.41%
Total: 489,252 100.0%

*Candidate suspended campaign prior to this primary

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Sullivan, Andy (2008-02-07). "Reuters - FACTBOX: The February 12 "Potomac Primary" presidential contest".
  2. ^ Obama, McCain win in Virginia, CNN projects
  3. ^ "Virginia Elections Database >> 2008 President Republican Primary". Retrieved 29 January 2019.