March 6th, 2008
09:45 AM ET
15 years ago

Democratic campaign shifts to Wyoming

[cnn-photo-caption image= caption="Bill Clinton is heading to Wyoming."] (CNN) - Wyoming – the home state of Vice President Dick Cheney – is not usually a pit stop on the Democratic presidential campaign trail. But late this week, the state finds itself the Democratic destination of choice, with visits from former President Bill Clinton and the two remaining White House hopefuls, Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama.

The former president, campaigning for his wife, is making several stops in the state Thursday. And Hillary Clinton and Obama head to the state Friday – with both planning a stop in Casper (population: roughly 50,000).

“Seriously, I never imagined when I took this job that we would see the day when the two front-runners for the Democratic presidential nomination would hold events in Wyoming on the eve of our county caucuses,” Wyoming Democratic Party spokesman Bill Luckett wrote on the state party’s Web site Thursday. “I think there’s a reasonable chance we’ll get our 15 minutes in the national spotlight when the deal goes down on Saturday.”

With just over 600 delegates left at stake in the Democratic presidential race, every remaining contest is seen as crucial to both Clinton and Obama. No polling has been conducted in the state, though the Illinois senator has held the advantage in most caucus contests to date.

(Post updated 1 p.m. ET to add travel details for both candidates)

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soundoff (119 Responses)
  1. Alecki

    I am more concerned that If charges of fraud and extortion against Tony Rezko stick to Barack Obama will he be done overnight?

    March 6, 2008 11:31 am at 11:31 am |
  2. Greg, NY

    Bill Clinton isn't running, why isn't Hillary personally going there?

    Oh, that's right. Small states that have caucuses don't count, silly me!

    March 6, 2008 11:34 am at 11:34 am |
  3. tima

    Hey CNN – You have a post that reads which title is "Clinton leads Obama in Texas caucuses count" –

    BUT THE ARTICLE SAYS TO OPPOSITE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    March 6, 2008 11:35 am at 11:35 am |
  4. Amy in Iowa

    Bill wanted the constitution changed to allow a third term. He sure is working hard to get Hillary and himself back into the White House. Glad to see him on the trail. It reminds me why we need change.

    March 6, 2008 11:36 am at 11:36 am |
  5. Realist

    Just last week, political pundits on CNN and other medial outlets were counting Clinton out. It's amazing to see how the tone has changed this week.

    March 6, 2008 11:36 am at 11:36 am |
  6. Ron, Las Vegas

    Why is Bill going instead of Hillary? If the delegates in a state are that important, then the actual candidate should go. Of course, some would argue that Bill is an actual candidate. Sort of the power behind the thrown.

    March 6, 2008 11:38 am at 11:38 am |
  7. Kevin - ID

    Because we in the West love how Sen. Clinton is ignoring us and discounting us. Now she can't even campaign HERSELF in Wyoming. With how much Obama has BUILT a support structure in the West, he actually may put Utah, Idaho, Wyoming, and Montana into play this election year. He's already visited Idaho more than G.W. Bush did on the campaign trail.

    March 6, 2008 11:38 am at 11:38 am |
  8. Manuel TX

    Go Bill.

    Keep up the fight. 🙂

    March 6, 2008 11:39 am at 11:39 am |
  9. Tom Swift, NH

    That must be an old picture of Bill. If it was a recent one, he'd be wearing a muzzle.

    McCain '08 – Change You Can Live With

    March 6, 2008 11:40 am at 11:40 am |
  10. Shannon Shiflett

    no more bush's or clinton's in the white house. there are 300,000,000 people in our democracy. we can do better.


    March 6, 2008 11:41 am at 11:41 am |
  11. Hussein

    Great news for Obama supporters! Good luck seems to follow us wherever Bill goes.

    March 6, 2008 11:41 am at 11:41 am |
  12. Charlotte

    We can only hope for the delegates to support the best candidate for the general election. Obama can not beat McCain in the general and anyone who believes he can, is a dreamer. Obama followers are dreamers and will awaken to a real nightmare with McCain in the drivers seat.

    March 6, 2008 11:41 am at 11:41 am |
  13. A "Decline to State" - San Francisco

    I've been to Laramie a few times, Bill. Say "Hi" to the crew at The Buckhorn for me!

    March 6, 2008 11:41 am at 11:41 am |
  14. Grif

    Go William Go. You're the right Stable. But she's the Entry!

    Give her ground when it's required... This is Hillary's Race, in Wyoming.

    Same go's for Mississippi....................

    March 6, 2008 11:42 am at 11:42 am |
  15. Decline to State - San Francisco

    Wyoming is an excellent place to hide Bill. BTW, Bill, when you're in Laramie, say "hi" to the crew at The Buckhorn for me!

    March 6, 2008 11:49 am at 11:49 am |
  16. my comments lost

    It sure must be nice having former president Bill Clinton Campaign on behalf of Hillary Clinton while Hillary Clinton goes off to campaign elsewhere.

    Voters are probably trying to hope for a Bill Clinton third term strategy.

    March 6, 2008 11:49 am at 11:49 am |
  17. GDK

    Great news!

    It's always good for Obama when Bill tries to help Hillary Huckabee (the candidate that just doesn't know when to stop)...

    March 6, 2008 11:50 am at 11:50 am |
  18. KC, Texas

    This guy works so hard. Hillary 08!

    March 6, 2008 11:50 am at 11:50 am |
  19. Nowlin wells

    I usually like Mr. Clinton as far as getting a job done. I guess he has
    to now see the little people, because his wife does not seem to be
    able to handle the whole gammit of states. Will this be his call if she
    were elected?

    March 6, 2008 11:51 am at 11:51 am |
  20. suzy

    GO HILLARY!!!!

    March 6, 2008 11:51 am at 11:51 am |
  21. Brian

    Good, maybe he'll make some disparaging comment about ranchers and Obama can pick up another 2-3 delegates out of it.

    Keep voting for real hope and change, America... not more lies, spin and political dynasties!

    OBAMA '08!!!

    March 6, 2008 11:53 am at 11:53 am |
  22. derrick

    This man will harm your daugthers (no matter how old they are)...he can't keep his stick in his pants.

    March 6, 2008 11:53 am at 11:53 am |
  23. Julie Wilson

    Go Bill! Deliver Wyoming for the home team!

    March 6, 2008 11:55 am at 11:55 am |
  24. Anonymous


    March 6, 2008 11:55 am at 11:55 am |
  25. Francis

    In one of your headings "Clinton leads Obama in Texas caucuses count" is pretty misleading, Obama is the one leading but your heading appears to mean that Clinton is the one leading in the Texas caucuses.

    March 6, 2008 11:55 am at 11:55 am |
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