THE BRONX - Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.) took a decisive win across her home state on Super Tuesday, including in the Bronx, where she easily beat Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.).
According to local election officials, Clinton received 60 percent of the vote in the borough. Obama claimed about 38 percent in the Bronx.
Clinton won about 57 percent of New York state's vote next to Obama's 40 percent. Obama won 13 states on Super Tuesday, compared to Clinton's eight and American Samoa. However, she led Obama in the delegate count as of Wednesday morning.
Obama said Wednesday that Republicans will have a "dump truck full of dirt" to unload on Clinton if the former first lady wins the nomination. He maintained that he is the party's best hope of winning the White House.The Democratic contenders have upcoming primaries and caucuses in Louisiana, Nebraska, Washington, Virginia and the District of Columbia.
On the Republican side, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) received 50 percent of the Bronx vote, compared to former Gov. Mitt Romney's (R-Mass.) 21 percent.
Statewide, McCain claimed 51 percent of the vote, Romney received 28 percent and former Gov. Mike Huckabee (R-Ark.) claimed 11 percent.
For Super Tuesday speeches from the top five candidates, go to channel 612 on your iO digital cable box and select iO Extra.AP wire reports contributed to this story.