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Take a look at how the Associated Press writer Ron Fournier is leading off his story on the results thus far:

John Kerry rolled up big victories in Missouri, Arizona and Delaware to solidify his position as Democratic presidential front-runner, but John Edwards countered by taking his native South Carolina in a dramatic seven-state contest Tuesday. Kerry, Edwards and Wesley Clark battled for Oklahoma, the closest race of the night and a critical test for Edwards, who hopes to prove his presidential mettle outside the South. Howard Dean was shut out along with Joe Lieberman, who dropped out of the race.

Many media web sites I’ve visited so far tonight, including those in the five upcoming primary states this week, are using this theme in their headlines. “Kerry Wins Three, Edwards Counters with SC” is a common head. At least half the sites are running Edwards pictures at the top instead of Kerry.


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