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Sweet: Obama wins (projected) 5 more Texas delegates than Clinton.


BALTIMORE, MD.--The Obama campaign is claiming a five-delegate margin of victory in Texas, according to projections from the campaign.


Obama Wins Delegate Fight in Texas

AUSTIN -- Obama Texas State Director Adrian Saenz issued a statement on the projected primary and caucus results that show Senator Obama won more Texas delegates than Senator Clinton.

“By fighting the primary to a near-draw and earning a resounding victory in the caucus, the people of Texas have moved Barack Obama one step closer to claiming the Democratic nomination for president,” said Adrian Saenz. “Texans in both parties and of all ages sent a clear message that the American people are ready for the kind of change that Barack Obama will bring to Washington, DC as our 44th President."

Because of the close finish, Senator Clinton will likely net only two delegates up-for-grabs in the Texas Primary. Based on a large sample of caucus results in all 31 state senate districts, Senator Obama is projected to post a substantial victory in the Texas caucus and, thereby, net at least seven delegates. This means that Senator Obama will win at least five more pledged delegates from Texas than Senator Clinton.


It beginning to look like no matter how many delegates Obama is ahead, the Party has already begun to look for ways to install Hillary. The Clintons have many friends and associates from the previous administration looking for ways to massage this into a victory for Hillary, as though, she is predestined to be President. I find it insulting, that they are also implying that Obama could possibly become the 2nd half of the ticket. Why not Hillary? Over the last month, I have become totally disenchanted with the Clintons. If the Party allows this travesty to happen, I will vote for Nader and change my registration to Independent.

Congratulations to Hillary and her smear campaign. though she has won, I still consider her one of the sleaziest of politicians and I have no respect for her. If she is "GIVEN" the nomination be assured that I and other like minded Demoncrats would not mind voting for John Mccain...the lesser of two evils.

I believe that Lynn Sweet tends to report the news pretty objectively. However, I would ask that her next article focus on Ms. Clinton's refusal to release her tax returns, I as voter would like to know where the $5.0 million came from. Also I would like for the media to ask about her qualifications for being ready "day one."

I am horrified that if you demonstrate negative campaigning when our economy and with the ill started war, than how can Ms. Clinton say that she is for America. It is my opinion that the Clinton's are for the Clinton's.

Let's inform the American people with facts and truths and take the politics out of reporting, no matter the gender, race or religion. Thank you Kathleen AKA cittykat2

I'm sorry, maybe you didn't get the memo. Should I re-send you the memo? The one that says a Clinton or a Bush must occupy the White House, no matter what the voters say... Um, yeah, I'm gonna need you to review that memo again. Okay, thanks.

So why are the Sunday morning talk shows claiming Clinton won Texas? (As well as New Hampshire for that matter - are there other states in this situation?) If the rules say the winner is based on delegates, why isn't the winner of each state the one who won the most delegates?

The kind of change that Barack Obama will bring is America will be conquered by Islamic countries in it's policies.

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