Bob Bauer and Howard Wolfson face off in press call.

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March 4 2008 9:51 PM

Transcript: Clinton's Emergency Conference Call

Bob Bauer and Howard Wolfson face off.

Chadwick Matlin transcribed a portion of the Tuesday-night press conference call convened by Clinton's campaign.

BAUER: "Different than the one previously made against every other caucus so far."

SOMEBODY: "Please start over."

CROSSTALK

BAUER: Can you hear me?

WOLFSON: "Bob, how nice of you to call! How are you?"

BAUER: Glad to talk to you it's been a while. We haven't seen each other since Iowa, which is the occasion of the last series of complaints the Clinton campaign has made against the caucus process. I'd be interested to know…(chatter) Nevada where you filed a lawsuit. I was just curious to know how is this any different, in fact, from the series of complaitns that you've registered against every caucus that you lose.

WOLFSON: Actually Bob we haven't experienced this exchange since you made a series of complaints in Nevada. And tried to do everything that you and the Obama campaign could do to undermine the results there. You haven't been on any of these calls with us before. We welcome you to this one.

BAUER: Well I appreciate that.

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CLINTON person: The first call of this nature we've had. What is happening in Texas is extraordinary. We, of course, don't hold you personally responsible for it. But we do believe that you share our commitment to a strong democratic values and a system that ensures everyone who wants to participate in our process be given an equal and fair opportunity to do so. So I would imagine that you would welcome this opportunity to join with us to ensure that the problems we are pointing out on this call are dealt with expeditiously so that every Democrat in Texas who wants to participate can do so.