Senator John Kerry captured the democratic nomination in nine states on Super Tuesday. He is the winner in New York, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Ohio, Connecticut, Maryland, Georgia, Minnesota and California.
Howard Dean did surprise some by winning in his home state of Vermont.
Sources close to Senator John Edwards say he will drop out of the race Wednesday. Reverend Al Sharpton says he is also considering leaving the race.
Democratic National Committeeman Bill Avery says voters are looking for a candidate who can beat President Bush.
“They’re looking not so much at likeability, or as much at issues as they are who is elect able. And I believe Kerry is seen to have the edge on national security,” said Avery.
Democrats are now looking forward to talking about issues and trying to unseat a once very popular incumbent.
“I think Kerry will be a solid candidate to go up against Bush on national security, and the war on terror. I think the economy is going to be huge and jobs are going to be huge,” said Barry Rubin with the Nebraska Democratic Party.
Tuesday’s primaries carried almost half of the delegates needed to clench the nomination.