Politics & Government

Weekend caucuses put Obama in Texas delegate lead

Barack Obama dominated Hillary Clinton over the weekend in round two of the state caucus process, leaving him poised to win more pledged national delegates from Texas despite narrowly losing the popular vote March 4.

The result won't be official until the Democrats meet at their state party convention in June, but after Saturday's district conventions, Obama seemed likely to come away from Texas with three to five more delegates than Clinton.

The fact that the two candidates are still fighting — weeks after the elections — so intensely over such a small number of delegates underscores how bitter and closely contested the 2008 Democratic race is. Obama leads Clinton nationally by about 124 delegates, according to the Associated Press.

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