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January 18, 2018

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Obama’s victory-in-courts lap

Illinois Sen. Barrack Obama’s campaign gloated some after a federal judge’s decision this morning to throw out an attempt to shut down at-large caucus sites on the Strip.

Interestingly, the Obama campaign also used the opportunity to downplay expectations about his performance in Nevada’s caucus Saturday and to note the erosion of New York Sen. Hillary Clinton’s support.

“While the Clinton camp clearly believed the voices of workers should be silenced in service of their perceived political interest, they enjoyed a 25-point lead two months ago and have much of the party establishment in their camp. So, despite their inherent advantages we are pleased this should be a close and competitive contest Saturday," Obama campaign spokesman Bill Burton said in a statement.

Not exactly a rousing statement of confidence.

The campaign downplayed expectations Wednesday, too. Check it out here.

My colleague Jon Ralston is also reporting in his Flash that a new Las Vegas Review-Journal poll will show Clinton up 9 over Obama. Not sure what that’s worth. Predicting a winner here is a precarious undertaking.

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