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Race for White House Takes Dramatic Turns....

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Race for White House takes dramatic turns

By DAVID ESPO
Associated Press
Jan. 30, 2008

WASHINGTON — The race for the White House narrowed abruptly today to twin two-way battles, party maverick John McCain the man to beat for the Republican nomination while the Democrats faced a historic choice between a woman and a black man.

"I have the leadership and the conservative record," declared McCain, closing in on the prize he has sought for most of a decade following his Florida primary triumph over Mitt Romney.

Big names were falling fast. After more than a year of almost constant campaigning, Democrat John Edwards was suddenly out of the race, and Republican Rudy Giuliani wasn't far behind, the latest casualties as the survivors sprinted toward next week's Super Tuesday slew of primaries and caucuses across more than 20 states.



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