Obama Wins 7 Delegates in Wyo.

Clinton Scores 5, blasts rival for lacking Iraq pullout plan
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 8, 2008 5:17 PM CST
Volunteer Joan Bangen counts the ballots after the voting at the Wyoming Democratic caucuses in Casper, Wyo., on Saturday, March 8, 2008. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Barack Obama easily won the Wyoming caucuses today and added 7 delegates to his tally, Chris Cillizza reports in his Washington Post blog. Obama won 61% of the vote and Hillary Clinton won 38%, scoring 5 delegates. Obama campaign chief David Plouffe called the victory "a very important win" while Clinton's camp depicted the result as a surprisingly good "near split in delegates."

Both campaigns fired off memos over Iraq war plans as the Wyoming votes were being tallied. Clinton's blasted her rival for claiming to have a pullout plan even though departed adviser Samantha Power said the campaign had none. Obama's camp replied that he "has made hard end dates about Iraq a centerpiece of his campaign."