With Two Caucuses Today, Obama Likes His Chances
From CBS News' Maria Gavrilovic:
CHICAGO -- Barack Obama's campaign is confident that momentum from Super Tuesday will transcend into the three contests today. The campaign feels particularly good about the caucuses in Nebraska and Washington State. Obama has won seven of the eight caucuses thus far this year, Nevada being his lone loss.
"I think part of the reason that we do well in caucus states is that we have enormous enthusiasm among our our supporters," Obama told reporters on Friday. "They're not casual voters, they're people who are paying attention, they're more likely to come out to a caucus."
A senior campaign staffer said today's contest in Louisiana is difficult to predict because there are a lot of other factors at play. Many voters are still recovering from effects of Hurricane Katrina while others are particularly fond of the Clintons. Bill Clinton campaigned in the state earlier this week.
Obama will campaign in Bangor, Maine today, where Democratic caucuses will be held on Sunday. He will reach out to voters in Louisiana and Washington in radio interviews. Then tonight, he and Hillary Clinton will speak at a Virginia Democratic Party dinner in Richmond in advance of that state's Feb. 12 primary.
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