There is now a presumptive Republican nominee for president.
For the Democrats, it was a big night for Hillary Clinton, who snapped Barack Obama's winning streak of 12 in a row.
John McCain and Hillary Clinton come back to Washington today: Mccain to make it official that he's the GOP nominee, Clinton to begin to relaunch a campaign with new life.
Clinton basked in what became a night of wins: in Texas, Ohio, and Rhode Island.
Crowds in Columbus, Ohio chanted, "Yes she will!" as Clinton claimed victory aiming at her rival.
"I have big dreams for America's future. The question is not whether we CAN fulfill those dreams; it's whether we WILL, and here's our answer: yes, we will," Hillary exclaimed.
The song "Signed, Sealed, Delivered" in San Antonio, Texas hinted Barack Obama's campaign expected a different outcome, but Obama pocketed only Vermont.
He says the big picture stays the same, however.
"We have nearly the same delegate lead as we did this morning, and we are on our way to winning this nomination," he proclaimed.
How will the Democrats' race end?
A dozen contests to go, and neither candidate can get to the magic delegate number.
John McCain reached it for Republicans, ending the primary race on that side.
Mike Huckabee officially bowed out saying, "We'll go home tonight and hopefully bring our team together for the transition. We'll be working on whatever we need to help Senator Mccain."
Today at the White House President Bush will give McCain his public backing.
McCain's eyes are now set on November, "So stand up with me, my friends, stand up and fight for America -- for her strength, her ideals, and her future. The contest begins tonight," he proclaimed.
It's a night that delivered a presumptive nominee and the guarantee that Democrats fight on.
Obama returns to Chicago for two days of downtime.
Clinton starts campaigning Thursday in Pennsylvania, with April 22nd now holding the next big delegate prize.
There is a caucus in Wyoming on Saturday and then a primary coming up in Mississippi where Obama is expected to do well in both of those states.