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Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Obama takes Kansas

The caucuses aren't over yet, but it seems very likely Kansas will go for Obama:
Crowds jammed Democratic caucus sites across Kansas Tuesday night, reflecting keen interest in the tight race between Barack Obama and Hillary Rodham Clinton.

With 11 of the state’s 50 caucus sites reporting, Obama held a lead of 68.6 percent to 30.6 percent.

“The turnout has been unbelievable,” said Jenny Davidson, a spokeswoman for the Kansas Democratic Party.

Lines stretched outside and sometimes around buildings hosting caucuses in Johnson County. At some sites, secondary locations were opened up to handle crowds that exceeded expectations despite bad weather in the area.

In Lawrence, a caucus was moved from Liberty Hall to the Douglas County Fairgrounds Community Building to accommodate the overflow.
Hillary Clinton's campaign sent out a news release earlier this evening boasting of its red state victories in Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Tennessee.

They won't get Kansas, much for that message.

UPDATE: Obama now has North Dakota and Utah as well; the networks are projecting he will win those states. So much for Hillary's bragging. Both candidates are running even with six Super Tuesday states apiece.

View maps, graphs, and additional Super Tuesday headlines at Pacific NW Portal.


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