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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Dole Heads for Sweep

WASHINGTON () -- Republican Bob Dole appeared headed for a sweep in "Super Tuesday" presidential primaries, where a total of 362 delegates are up for grabs in seven vote-rich states including Florida and Texas.

Victory in all seven would cement Dole's status as front-runner, but rivals Pat Buchanan and Steve Forbes have vowed to continue their campaigns until the Republican National Convention in August.

In addition to Texas, with 123 delegates, and Florida, with 98, polls were open in Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Oregon and Tennessee.

Dole had 289 of the 996 delegates he needs to clinch the nomination going into Tuesday's voting. His nearest competitor, publisher Forbes, had 73, and commentator Buchanan had 64.