On March 4, 2008, John McCain became the Republican presumptive presidential nominee when he obtained the 1,191 delegates necessary to receive the party's nomination. Mike Huckabee announced his withdrawal from the race later in the evening. McCain's last remaining competitor in the race, Ron Paul, withdrew on June 12, 2008.
Delegate race count
This chart shows the total number of delegates committed to each candidate from the Primaries/caucuses/state conventions (different state parties use varied methods for electing delegates).
==Withdrew during the primary elections== <!-- this list is in alphabetical order by last name -->