Primaries and Caucuses

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• Total delegate estimate for race leaders at the end of the primary campaigns
Delegate Definitions
Pledged delegates: Won by candidates in primaries and caucuses; pledge to support their candidates at the national conventions.

Superdelegates: Democratic officeholders and party officials guaranteed national convention seats; can support the candidate of their choice.

Unpledged RNC member delegates: Republican party officials guaranteed national convention seats; can support the candidate of their choice.
Delegate Basics
What exactly is a "delegate" and why are they so important to candidates running for president?
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Follow the Primaries
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Democratic and Republican Presidential Primaries and Caucuses
The Money
Follow the money
See how much candidates have raised and spent, as well as how much cash they have on hand
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Path to the Presidency
Key dates on the road to the White House, including primaries, caucuses and conventions.
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Candidate Polling
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Campaign Ad Spending
See the latest national and state totals for 2008 candidates and special interest groups
Political Market
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Meet the superdelegates
Who are the Democratic superdelegates for your state and who do they support?
Super Tuesday
On Super Tuesday 24 states went to the polls, the largest single day of voting in the nomination process
Jargonbuster defines all those terms you've been hearing on the campaign trail but were afraid to ask about
* Special Notes
• Delegate counts represent CNN's most recent total for each candidate. There are currently 4,234 total delegates to the Democratic National Convention, including 3,409 pledged delegates and 825 superdelegates. The total number of delegate votes needed to win the nomination is 2,118. There are currently 2,380 total delegates to the Republican National Convention, including 1,917 pledged delegates and 463 unpledged delegates. The total number of delegate votes needed to win the nomination is 1,191. More about the delegate selection process
• Needed to Win: This refers to the total number of delegate votes needed by a candidate to win the party's nomination.
Primary Season Debates
Relive the CNN/YouTube debates and other lively moments as Republican and Democratic presidential hopefuls squared off along the campaign trail. Full coverage
States to Watch
As the campaigns moved across the country, 12 states and one territory became key battlegrounds for the parties' nominations. Hit the trail
Candidate Profiles
From ads to advisers, from supporters to spending totals, follow the candidates with videos, transcripts, speeches and other highlights. See who's in, who's out
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