Monday, January 14, 2008

Why Michigan Matters To Democrats

Democratic voters can also go vote tomorrow in Michigan's primary - but it doesn't count. Except for perception. That's why Hillary's campaign is struggling to ensure that she's not beaten by "uncommitted."
Clinton is the only leading Democratic candidate on the ballot in Michigan. Illinois Sen. Barack Obama and former North Carolina Sen. John Edwards withdrew from the race because Michigan violated national party rules by scheduling an early primary. Ohio Rep. Dennis Kucinich is the only other active candidate on the ballot.

While Clinton is virtually assured a win, supporters worry that getting many "uncommitted" votes would embarrass her. Some pollsters have suggested she will look bad if she draws less than 60 percent in a race against practically no one.
For more see this report in the Detroit News.

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