Hillary Clinton won the Nevada caucuses today on the strength of women and Latino voters, claiming her second straight primary victory, CNN reports. With 98% of returns in, Clinton led 51% to 45% over Barack Obama. Despite losing the state's popular vote, Obama earned more delegates than Clinton, 13 to 12, the AP reports. John Edwards finished a distant third with 4%.
"I guess this is how the West was won," said Clinton, who has a tenuous hold on the pole position heading into next week's Democratic contest in South Carolina. Female voters made up 60% of caucus participants, and favored Clinton by 52% to 35%. Entrance polls showed she led the Latino vote by a 3-1 margin.