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Vote 08: McCain gains Louisiana delegates

February 16, 2008 12:00:00 AM PST
A majority of Louisiana's 47 Republican National Convention delegates tell The Associated Press they intend to back Senator John McCain for president. Louisiana Republicans met Saturday to divvy up 44 of the state's delegates to the national convention in Minneapolis-St. Paul in September.

Louisiana's February 9th presidential primary would have pledged 20 at-large delegates had a candidate received at least 50 percent of the ballots cast. With Huckabee winning with 43 percent and McCain right behind with 42 percent, no at-large delegates were awarded.