American Samoa Watch: Check

American Samoa Watch: Check

American Samoa Watch: Check

A campaign blog.
Feb. 5 2008 10:54 PM

American Samoa Watch: Check

Hillary Clinton's shout-out to American Samoa after her defeat to Barack Obama in the South Carolina primary looks like it was worth it. As the Politico reports , the U.S. territory's caucuses broke in Clinton's favor, 163-121  (that's total people, not delegates), giving her a net gain of one delegate over opponent Barack Obama. Last week, Slate 's Jon Rubin investigated the territory's voting rights .

Clinton is a candidate who knows how to say thank you. In her speech that just ended, she quickly mentioned the territory in conjunction with the continental states she picked up tonight.

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Financial disclosure: Shortly before the speech, I challenged fellow Trailhead blogger Chadwick Matlin to a $1 bet over whether Clinton would mention the territory. I intend to hold him to this wager.