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. TJ in Texas

    The headline seems to be very wrong.

    March 6, 2008 11:56 am at 11:56 am |
  2. MTD

    The story below this on the ticker states in the headline that "Clinton leads Obama in Texas caucuses count", but goes on to say "Barack Obama led Hillary Clinton 56 percent to 44 percent in the Texas Democratic caucuses." Which is it? The story did not allow posting of comments or i would have put it there

    March 6, 2008 11:56 am at 11:56 am |
  3. Gilbert Muzquiz

    Question: Why does your headline read Clinton leads Obama in Texas Caucus and then reads Obama has 56% to Clinton's 44% with 39% of the Caucus counted? Thank you.

    March 6, 2008 11:56 am at 11:56 am |
  4. Ivan, Chicago, Illinois

    I so very glad to hear the Bill Clinton is going out to Wyoming a caucus state a venue that he excels in. We need to stop Obama's caucus state wins.
    Go Hillary, Go Bill a pair that is reminiscent of Jack and Jacqueline.

    March 6, 2008 11:58 am at 11:58 am |
  5. lisa

    shame on you CNN for allowing Hillary's bullying to impact your coverage. I find it funny how she was not complaining about your coverage of her when she held herself out to be the presumptive democratic nominee. I cannot believe you guys bought that.
    Hopefully you guys will wake up and stop being a pawn in the Clinton political machine game

    March 6, 2008 12:00 pm at 12:00 pm |
  6. Jed in Texas

    Watch out for the steers and someone hunting quail from a pickup truck.

    March 6, 2008 12:01 pm at 12:01 pm |
  7. TXNS for Hillary

    GO HILLARY!!!! Let's do it again!!!!

    March 6, 2008 12:01 pm at 12:01 pm |
  8. Amy in Iowa

    Is Bill Clinton even in this election? Why all these stories of the Clintons and none about Obama. SNL is a comedy CNN. Don't follow their lead.

    March 6, 2008 12:01 pm at 12:01 pm |
  9. Bayou Joe

    Thanks for the heads up. I am locking my wife and daughters in the basement until he is gone.

    March 6, 2008 12:01 pm at 12:01 pm |
  10. wycliffe

    We realized that Bill is a liability. And the more he kept of stage the better Hillary Performed. If you doubt me wait for wyoming results on saturday night. By Tuesday night Obama will reclaim the momentum having swept Wyoming and Missisipi.

    March 6, 2008 12:02 pm at 12:02 pm |
  11. Felipe Kiocho

    There are evidence of FRAUD. Suggest that the Clinton must pursue to investigate and file cases of FRAUD in causcuses. NO WONDER he won all caucuses contest which is very very unusual.

    March 6, 2008 12:02 pm at 12:02 pm |
  12. Bill W - PA

    Speak up, Bill. Your wife has been doing too well without you. Please open your mouth and insert your foot. Cost her more votes. I want both of you out.

    March 6, 2008 12:02 pm at 12:02 pm |
  13. Jacqueline Samms

    Go away Bill – Back Door tactics all over again.

    March 6, 2008 12:02 pm at 12:02 pm |
  14. Latha

    Since I can't leave a comment for the story BELOW this one - your headline regarding the Texas caucuses is incorrect. It says Clinton is leading – that is WRONG. It's Obama who is leading. Please change it ASAP.

    The media needs to stop favoring Hillary and go back to being fair.

    March 6, 2008 12:03 pm at 12:03 pm |
  15. kevin from alaska

    Chelsea went to Hawaii and that helped right..... oh, wait.

    March 6, 2008 12:05 pm at 12:05 pm |
  16. Houston Texas

    Dear Bill,

    Please stay there.

    March 6, 2008 12:06 pm at 12:06 pm |
  17. DC

    Welcome to Wyoming Bill!!

    Go Hillary!!

    YES WE WILL!!!

    March 6, 2008 12:09 pm at 12:09 pm |
  18. Amy in Iowa

    Slick Willy is working hard on for a quasi-third term in the White House.

    March 6, 2008 12:13 pm at 12:13 pm |
  19. Joan Thomas - Utah

    Thank you President Bill Clinton, I'm hoping you persuade my friends in Wyoming to support Hillary. A Hillary/Obama dream ticket is a winner.
    BTW, I agree with Gloria Steinam in that when Senator Clinton is President Hillary Clinton, you will be her Eleanor Roosevelt ! Great comment, Gloria. YES SHE WILL.

    March 6, 2008 12:13 pm at 12:13 pm |
  20. AJ, IL

    Why isn't Hillary traveling to campaign in Wyoming? Is she running for President or not? She has to send Bill there? Wow! Wyoming democrats should feel belittled when the candidate can't show her own face in a state where she wants your support.

    March 6, 2008 12:17 pm at 12:17 pm |
  21. Dave

    here's hoping he stays there.

    March 6, 2008 12:18 pm at 12:18 pm |
  22. RGuillermo

    I had this bad feeling when George W. Bush won the White House in 2000 and I said louldly " Forgive us God for there will be war". Maybe because of what happened during George Bush senior that USA was occupied but nothing but war. But this time, I have this bad feeling if Barack Obama will be the Democratic Nominee in November. I am afraid the US will be divided deeper, due to the Republicans will disect Barack during the campaign. I am afraid it will be an ugly sight what happen next. But then, we outsider ,sees the Americans voted unrationally when it comes to election. They still have a choice right now... but when they voted for Barack as the democratic nominee it will be too late.

    March 6, 2008 12:18 pm at 12:18 pm |
  23. Moderated

    Where is Wyoming? Where are my comments. Go Hillary. NoBama for me.

    March 6, 2008 12:22 pm at 12:22 pm |
  24. Jose Card - Independent

    Thanks to CNN's Alex Mooney!
    Bill Clinton always makes interesting news.
    We miss not hearing from Bill.

    March 6, 2008 12:24 pm at 12:24 pm |
  25. Ron

    Hey Wyoming I hear you got the BEER foaming .When Bill gets there give him a good welcome Hes got a few jokes for ya.and he plays a great sax to .ITS DEMOCRATIC PARTY TIME!

    March 6, 2008 12:26 pm at 12:26 pm |
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