President Barack Obama clinched the Democratic presidential nomination by winning primaries in the District of Columbia and Maryland, CNN projects.
Like his Republican counterparts, Obama has been competing in primaries and caucuses this year and picking up delegates along the way. Unlike the Republicans, Obama faces no serious opposition in his race.
On the Republican side, Mitt Romney reached a campaign milestone of his own with his projected win in Maryland. The Republican front-runner passed the halfway mark in the race for the 1,144 delegates needed to clinch his party's nomination, according to CNN's delegate estimate.Watch live coverage now on http://CNN.com/Live
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