Dems Look for an Edge in 3 State Votes Today

Clinton, Obama compete in Washington, Louisiana, Nebraska
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 9, 2008 11:30 AM CST
Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-N.Y., acknowledges applause at a campaign rally, Saturday, Feb. 9, 2008, at the University of Maine in Orono, Maine. (AP Photo/Robert F....   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – It's not quite Super Tuesday, but Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton will be competing for votes in three states today. More than 150 delegates are at stake in Louisiana's primary and in caucuses in Washington state, Nebraska, and the Virgin Islands. Both candidates are also campaigning aggressively in Maine, which has caucuses tomorrow, Politico reports. The GOP has caucuses in Kansas today.

Both Democratic camps expect Obama to win the overall victories in the states voting today, but Clinton hopes for strong showings to pick up delegates, Politico notes. With 78 pledged delegates at stake, Washington is the day's big prize. The edge goes to Obama because he tends to do better in caucuses.