Senator John McCain has won today’s Republican Party primary elections in Michigan and Arizona, giving his presidential bid a significant boost.
Early projections from CNN point to a McCain victory in the industrial state of Michigan, home to the American car industry. Democrats and independent voters turned out in force to vote solidly for McCain.
The McCain victory is a vital chance for the self-styled insurgent to recover from his loss in South Carolina at the weekend. His victory in a State more typical of the American mainstream than the conservative South Carolina will alarm the Bush campaign and shatter the aura of inevitability surrounding the Texas Governor’s campaign.