WPR News
1:39 am
Mon March 10, 2008

Obama Wins Wyoming

Laramie, WY – Barack Obama has captured the Wyoming
Democratic caucuses, seizing a bit of momentum in the close, hard-fought race with rival Hillary Rodham Clinton.

The Illinois senator has now won 13 caucuses to Clinton's three.

Obama won 61 percent, or 5,378 votes, to Clinton's 38 percent, or 3,312 votes, with all 23 Wyoming counties reporting. One percent was uncommitted.

Obama won seven delegates and Clinton won five. In the overall race for the nomination, Obama led 1,578-1,468, according to the latest tally by The Associated Press. It will take 2,025 delegates to win the Democratic nomination.

From the first caucuses of the day, it became clear Wyoming Democrats were showing up in large numbers. In 2004, a mere 675 people statewide took part in the caucuses.

Both candidates are looking ahead to the bigger prize: Delegate-rich Pennsylvania on April 22nd.