Hillary Clinton looks to keep her momentum going today in Wyoming as Clinton and Obama square off. Not often considered a swing state for political primaries, Wyoming finds itself in a rare position today with a unique opportunity.
CASPER, Wyo. – Sen. Barack Obama sought to regain lost momentum in Wyoming’s caucuses days after rival Hillary Rodham Clinton’s nearly clean sweep of major primaries in their tight Democratic presidential race.
Twelve national convention delegates are at stake Saturday in caucuses around the state, a small but critical prize in the close race for the party’s nod. The epic battle between Clinton and Obama has given the state’s Democrats — outnumbered more than 2-to-1 by Republicans — a relevancy they haven’t experienced in a presidential race in nearly 50 years. (Yahoo News)
CHEYENNE, Wyo. – A day before Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton and Sen. Barack Obama were to compete for a small scattering of delegates in Wyoming, Clinton cast herself as the underdog and said the odds are not in her favor. Clinton’s campaign has sought to set low expectations for the Saturday caucuses in Wyoming as well as next week’s primary in Mississippi, states where her campaign believes Obama has a better shot at winning.
UPDATE I: Obama Leads Clinton in Wyoming Caucuses
Obama led 59 percent, or 4,000 votes, to Clinton’s 40 percent, or 2,756 votes, with 18 of 23 counties reporting.
Obama generally has outperformed Clinton in caucuses, which reward organization and voter passion more than do primaries. The Illinois senator has won 12 caucuses to Clinton’s three.
UPDATE II: Obama beats Clinton in Wyoming caucuses
CASPER, Wyo. – Sen. Barack Obama captured the Wyoming Democratic caucuses Saturday, seizing a bit of momentum in the close, hard-fought race with rival Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton for the party’s presidential nomination.
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