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ROMNEY SPENT $42-MILLION OF HIS FORTUNE

WASHINGTON

A campaign fundraising report shows Mitt Romney lent himself $7-million last month, meaning he spent more than $42-million of his personal fortune on his failed presidential campaign. Overall, his campaign spent $98-million since beginning a year ago. The report was filed Wednesday with the Federal Election Commission. Remaining Republican contenders Mike Huckabee and John McCain reported raising about $4-million and $12-million, respectively, in January. Democrat Barack Obama raised $36-million last month, setting himself up as the financial juggernaut. Hillary Rodham Clinton raised $13.8-million and lent her campaign $5-million.

Obama, McCain stretch their leads

Barack Obama captured most of the delegates in Tuesday's contests in Wisconsin and Hawaii, increasing his lead in the race for the Democratic presidential nomination. John McCain, meanwhile, moved closer to clinching the Republican nomination with wins in Wisconsin and Washington. Overall, Obama has 1,351 delegates, including separately chosen party and elected officials known as superdelegates, and rival Hillary Rodham Clinton has 1,262. It takes 2,025 delegates to win the Democratic nomination. For the Republicans, McCain has 957 delegates and Mike Huckabee has 254. It takes 1,191 delegates to get the GOP nomination

Endorsement

Barack Obama won an endorsement from the powerful Teamsters union on Wednesday.

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