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Saturday, February 09, 2008

Nebraska Preliminary caucus results favor Obama

Barack Obama won 76 percent support today from caucusgoers in Nebraska's 2nd Congressional District.

The Omaha-based district includes Douglas County and almost all of Sarpy County.

In unofficial results announced by the Douglas County Democratic Party, Obama won 12,252 votes in the 2nd District to 3,709 for Hillary Clinton.

Statewide results will be announced later tonight by the Nebraska Democratic Party.

Nebraska Democrats overflow caucus sites

by Anna Jo Bratton/Associated Press

OMAHA — Thousands of people statewide overflowed school gyms, sat in traffic and stood in groups on Saturday to be counted as part of Nebraska’s first Democratic presidential caucus.....

Law enforcement shut down Highway 370 and the intersection leading into the site — a school
cafeteria — because the area was packed with cars.....

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