CNN: Obama Wins Wisconsin

Jonathan Garthwaite
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Posted: Feb 19, 2008 9:22 PM

The Clinton campaign will try to shrug off Wisconsin tonight and point to March 4th in Texas and Ohio but the analysis in the Washington Post today paints a bleak picture for Hillary in Texas:

Several top Clinton strategists and fundraisers became alarmed after learning of the state's unusual provisions during a closed-door strategy meeting this month, according to one person who attended.

What Clinton aides discovered is that in certain targeted districts, such as Democratic state Sen. Juan Hinojosa's heavily Hispanic Senate district in the Rio Grande Valley, Clinton could win an overwhelming majority of votes but gain only a small edge in delegates. At the same time, a win in the more urban districts in Dallas and Houston -- where Sen. Barack Obama expects to receive significant support -- could yield three or four times as many delegates.