Obama scores easy victory in Mississippi

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Illinois Senator Barack Obama is picking up at least six Mississippi delegates to the Democratic National Convention, with 27 more to be awarded.

Obama had hoped to erase all of rival Hillary Rodham Clinton's 11-delegate gain from last week, when she won three primaries.

The Illinois senator had 1,585 delegates to 1,473 for Clinton according to an AP tally. It takes 2,025 to win the nomination.

There was little suspense about the Mississippi outcome. Both Clinton and Obama spent part of their day campaigning in Pennsylvania, which has 158 delegates at stake in a primary on April 22nd.

The Mississippi win is the latest by Obama in the Deep South. He defeated Clinton in primaries in South Carolina, Alabama, Georgia and Louisiana, other states where blacks cast a large share of the ballots.

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