Wed, Feb 11, 2004 - Page 6 News List

Democrats look to put the brakes on surging Kerry

SOUTH AND NORTH John Edwards and Wesley Clark looked to Tennessee and Virginia while Howard Dean bet heavily on Wisconsin


Kerry's winning streak -- he handily won contests over the weekend in Michigan, Washington state and Maine -- was clearly taking a toll on his competitors. Aides to both Clark and Edwards said they expect their candidates to lose Virginia and Tennessee, even though both had earlier been optimistic about winning in their home region. A total of 151 pledged delegates are at stake in the two states.

Edwards and Clark have one win apiece, while Kerry has won 10 of the 12 contests. Kerry has more than twice as many delegates as Dean, his closest pursuer.

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