Barack Obama won the democratic primary Saturday in South Carolina.
Hillary Rodham Clinton came in second, with former North Carolina Senator John Edwards in third.
Despite the loss in a state he won in the last presidential election primary season, Edwards say he plans to stay in the race.
Saturday's primary was one for the record books. Interviews showed about half the voters were black. MSNBC.com is reporting four out of five of them supported Obama.
The campaigns now escalate even more, as voters in Tennessee and several other states will cast their ballots in the first week of February.