Obama Appears To Gain in Texas Delegate Count

State convention tally would boost him past Clinton overall there
By Jonas Oransky,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 31, 2008 12:43 PM CDT
Obama Appears To Gain in Texas Delegate Count
Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-N.Y., campaigns at a rally in Waco, Texas.   (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez, file)

(Newser) – Barack Obama apparently overtook Hillary Clinton in Texas’ pledged-delegate count after this weekend’s regional Democratic conventions netted him seven to nine more at-large delegates than Clinton, the Houston Chronicle reports. “We can confirm now that Barack Obama won Texas,” an aide said after the campaign's math gave the Illinois senator a five-delegate lead; Clinton's camp puts Obama's edge at three.

Clinton won 65 delegates to Obama's 61 in the state's March 4 primary; the disparity that emerged this weekend mixes in the results of the state’s caucuses. A Clinton aide vowed to take the fight to Texas' June convention, saying she could pick off two of Obama’s pledged delegates—ultimately earning a Texas tie or a tiny margin of victory. (Read more Barack Obama stories.)

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