Clinton Trying to Undercut Texas Vote: Obama

Clinton camp denies report that it will sue over caucus system
By Matt Cantor,  Newser User
Posted Mar 1, 2008 5:20 PM CST
Democratic presidential hopeful, Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., waves as he arrives for a rally in Selma, Texas, Friday, Feb. 29, 2008. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Barack Obama’s camp yesterday accused Hillary Clinton of unfairly slamming the upcoming Texas primary-caucus vote, McClatchy Newspapers reports. The issue arose over a report that Clinton may sue over caucus voting numbers being reported early. “I think they’re afraid of what the caucus results might be,” said an Obama strategist.

Clinton’s camp struck back by saying Obama was “fanning the distortion” of their concerns. "Nobody ever raised the idea of suing,” Clinton’s Texas chief said. “When they feel a race is close, they distort.” Obama's campaign said Hillary wants to block early caucus results because Obama is better-organized and usually wins caucuses.