Nevada caucus

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Obama Camp: Who Won Nevada? You Do the Math

Obama claims victory in delegate race

(Newser) - Hillary Clinton won the popular vote in the Nevada caucuses with 51% to Barack Obama's 45%, but Obama campaign representatives say their candidate won one more national delegate, the Washington Post reports. The Clinton disputes that calculation, insisting that delegates to the national Democratic convention won't even be determined until... More »

Duncan Drops Out of GOP Race

California lawmaker pushed immigration in longshot bid

(Newser) - California Rep. Duncan Hunter pulled out of the GOP presidential race today after winning only 2% of votes in the Nevada caucuses, CNN reports. The San Diego-area lawmaker said that failing to "gain traction in conservative states of Nevada and South Carolina" proved it was time to quit. A... More »

Women, Latinos Key to Hill's Win

She beats Obama in Nevada, but he earns more delegates

(Newser) - Hillary Clinton won the Nevada caucuses today on the strength of women and Latino voters, claiming her second straight primary victory, CNN reports. With 98% of returns in, Clinton led 51% to 45% over Barack Obama. Despite losing the state's popular vote, Obama earned more delegates than Clinton, 13 to... More »

Nev. Union Bullied Voters, Clinton Claims

Workers' rep calls it 'ludicrous'; Obama wants formal complaint

(Newser) - Bill Clinton said today he personally witnessed reps from the pro-Obama Culinary Workers union threaten members who vowed to vote for Hillary in the Nevada caucuses. Workers who weren't pro-Obama would have their schedules changed to keep them from voting, Clinton claimed. “This is ludicrous,” the union’s... More »

¿Como Se Dice ‘Caucus’ En Español?

Nevada's booming diversity makes it a whole new ballgame from Iowa or NH

(Newser) - Iowa and New Hampshire may get most of the crowning glory, but Nevada's demographics make its "First in the West" contest a significant political battleground, the Las Vegas Sun says. As the state caucused today, the hometown paper polishes off the differences between the Silver State and its two... More »

Romney Wins Silver State Caucuses

Ron Paul takes second place in surprise finish

(Newser) - Mitt Romney won the Nevada Republican caucuses today, the AP reports, his second straight victory. Romney nabbed 51% of the vote with nearly all returns in. In a surprise, Ron Paul (14%) edged past John McCain (13) to take second place. Fred Thompson and Mike Huckabee both got 8%, and... More »

Nev. Caucuses Fascinating Next to SC

Advanced date, knotty demographic make state key for Dems

(Newser) - Just hours before voting begins in Nevada, its newly bumped-up caucuses are more crucial for Democrats than South Carolina's primary, blogs Sasha Abramsky of Mother Jones. Yes, Nevada has powerful unions, but it's more complex than that: outlying areas are conservative and rural, and the state is a third non-white.... More »

TV Ads Next for Pro-Obama Clinton-Bashers

Nev. labor group called Hillary 'shameless' in Spanish radio spot

(Newser) - A pro-Barack Obama labor union in Nevada today brings TV ads to its anti-Hillary Clinton barrage, the Washington Post reports. UNITE HERE, which represents textile, hotel, and restaurant workers, last week gave Obama his first endorsement from a union; yesterday, it launched a Spanish-language ad blasting Clinton, whose backers filed... More »

Judge OKs Vegas Casino Caucuses

Clinton supporters' suit dismissed; Obama seen as beneficiary

(Newser) - A federal judge today dismissed an effort by Hillary Clinton supporters to block Saturday caucuses for Las Vegas Strip shift workers, reports the AP. The lawsuit claimed the at-large precincts created for the workplace caucuses gave those voters too many delegates. The decision is expected to benefit Barack Obama, who... More »

Romney Trims SC Prospects, Eyes Nevada

Concedes Palmetto State to McCain, eyes overall delegate count

(Newser) - With polls placing him third in South Carolina's primary Saturday, Mitt Romney is conceding and turning attention to all-but-forgotten Nevada caucuses. Romney says “it doesn’t make a lot of sense to put a few drops” in a GOP bucket that John McCain’s already filled, but Politico says... More »

Dems Spar Over Suit to Block Vegas Voters

Clinton-friendly union objects to caucuses for Obama supporters

(Newser) - Barack Obama is among those who aren't happy about the Nevada lawsuit challenging at-large caucuses set up to enable Las Vegas Strip shift workers to vote Saturday. Obama pointed the finger at Hillary Clinton's campaign for challenging the rules only after the Culinary Workers Union endorsed him. "The rules... More »

Democrats Rush to Silver State

Nevada's Jan. 19 caucus being recast as Obama-Clinton tiebreaker

(Newser) - With the Democratic race tied at a victory apiece for Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama, a new front-runner will be crowned in Nevada's Jan. 19 caucus—and both campaigns are charging in. Health care, the foreclosure crisis and the environment are big issues; both teams are running Spanish-language radio spots... More »

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