As the news broke that Nevada Senator Harry Reid was in a car accident, a major paper in his home state, the Las Vegas Review Journal, mistakenly identified the Democratic Senate Majority Leader as a Republican.
“U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, R-Nev., 72, was taken to the emergency room at University Medical Center in Las Vegas Friday afternoon following a traffic accident,” the story initially said.
An Obama campaign manager is declaring a victory of sorts in Nevada, after their campaign edged out Hillary Clinton in delegates, 13 to 12.
“In terms of the delegate count we came out with a one-delegate lead,” David Plouffe said in a conference call that just ended with reporters. When asked if that meant Obama Read More
Brian Weeks, the head of the Clinton campaign’s get-out-the-vote effort in Iowa and Nevada, said that unlike in Iowa, where the large turnout favored Barack Obama, the large number of Hispanic caucus-goers gave Hillary Clinton an edge today.
In a phone interview just now, Weeks said that exit polling he had seen today in today’s Read More
You can call Nevada a moral victory for Barack Obama, who trailed Hillary Clinton in the state by more than 20 points just a few weeks ago.
But moral victories are worthless at this point.
Obama needed a win in Nevada and he didn’t get it. Now, even if she loses South Carolina to Obama Read More
Mitt Romney has won the Nevada caucuses, but it really shouldn’t mean much.
He was the only candidate –besides Ron Paul — to sink significant time and money into the state, where he enjoyed at least one built-in advantage, thanks to Nevada’s sizable Mormon population.
The Romney campaign will now talk up the victory as Read More
Barack Obama needs Nevada more than Hillary Clinton does.
This is not to say that Saturday’s caucuses are do-or-die test for Obama. Even in defeat in Nevada, Obama would be in a strong position to win in South Carolina, the final official Democratic test before February 5. In other words, Obama would still be able Read More
Hillary Clinton leads Barack Obama, but within the margin of error in Nevada. Mitt Romney leads John McCain among Republicans. [ARG]
McCain leads Mike Huckbee 29-23 in South Carolina. [C-SPAN/Reuters/Zogby]
Huckabee and McCain are tied for first place in North Carolina. Obama leads Clinton, but just Read More
A little story about me: Many years ago, back when George W. Bush was just the agreeable governor of Texas, I used to work for a Washington weekly newspaper called The Hill, covering the Democrats in Congress. I dealt with a lot of press secretaries and, as a result, ended up getting Read More
This much can be said right now about the early 2008 primary and caucus schedule for Senator Hillary Clinton: It looks, as Damon Runyon might have put it, more harrowing than somewhat.
When the Democratic National Committee met in Chicago over the weekend, they approved a calendar that figures to empower four states—voting over Read More