The Washington Post: Sen. John McCain (Ariz.) swept Republican primaries in Virginia, Maryland and the District last night, defeating former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee and adding to his vast delegate lead in the race to become his party's presidential nominee. But even as he dominated the Potomac Primary, McCain lost conservatives in Virginia, as he has across the South and parts of the Midwest -- trailing Huckabee among that group and evangelicals as he attempts to unite a fractured Republican Party behind his candidacy."
The New York Times: "Mr. Huckabee got a boost from conservative and evangelical Christian voters in [Virginia], but not enough to overcome support among moderates and nonevangelical Christians for Mr. McCain, who won 50 percent of the vote. Mr. McCain also prevailed in the District of Columbia, with 68 percent of the vote, and in Maryland, where he had 55 percent of the vote with 67 percent of the precincts reporting."
"Flashing a grin, McCain later congratulated Huckabee for his spirited run in Virginia, saying, 'He certainly keeps things interesting, a little too interesting at times tonight, I must confess.'"
And then he said this about his Dem rival, the Los Angeles Times writes: "'We know where either of their candidates will lead this country, and we dare not let them. They will paint a picture of the world in which America's mistakes are a greater threat to our security than the malevolent intentions of an enemy that despises us and our ideals.' After assailing the Democratic candidates, McCain puckishly ended by swiping one of Obama's lines, declaring, 'I am fired up and ready to go!'"