Barack Battle Strategy Snares Delegate Bonus

Strategy to capitalize on mid-sized states likely to pay off come March
By Katherine Thompson,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 10, 2008 5:35 AM CST
A volunteer, who declined to be identified, helps direct voters to a new location after the room they were assigned filled to over capacity at a Democratic caucus at Seattle Central Community College...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – With three monster victories yesterday, Barack Obama could be poised to extend his pledged, "locked-in" delegate lead over Hillary Clinton before March 4 brings contests in Ohio and Texas. The gain is a feather in the cap of the Illinois senator's strategists, who had been doubted for aiming so much money at races after Super Tuesday, Politico reports.

While Obama delighted in the record numbers of "voters from the West Coast to the Gulf Coast to the heart of America" who have expressed "that it is time to turn the page," his rival mostly ignored yesterday's results. Turning her focus from Obama's gain of a more-than 40 delegate margin, Clinton brought up the $10 million donors have sent her this month.