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Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Democratic Campaign Chatter 5-13-2008

Before looking at today's democratic chatter, let's all put our thoughts toward the survivors and victims of Cyclone Nargis and the earthquake in China. The UN is estimating deaths from 60,000 to 100,000 in Myanmar. Here is a current report from CNN entitled "Distribution woes persist as U.S. sends more aid to Myanmar". In southwest China, the devastation left from a earthquake has left tens of thousands buried and an estimated 12,000 dead.

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28 delegates are at stake today in the West Virginia primary. The Polls close at 7:30 PM ET. We will do some live-blogging on the results.

Senator Hillary Clinton speaks to a crowd of 1000 in the coal town of Logan, West Virginia last night. The expected 65-70% blow out for Clinton today will not change the math in regard to the delegates needed for the nomination.

Today, Senator Barack Obama leads in total delegates 1872 to 1698. He not only has a 174 delegate lead, he now needs only 153 delegates to reach 2025 to secure the democratic party nomination. has a good read today "Five things to watch in W. Va.".

James Carville who was a strategist for former President Bill Clinton and is a supporter of Hillary Clinton, now says it looks likely Obama will be the nominee.

It is reported that Obama will be heading to Missouri today, then Michigan tomorrow and then on to Florida next week. Negotiations are surely ongoing on how to seat the delegates from Florida and Michigan - remember the credentials committee of the DNC meets on May 31st to discuss this matter.

Clinton will be in Charleston, W.V. tonight to deliver what is expected to be a victory speech.

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