Friday, Jan. 18, 2008 | 10:09 a.m.
After double-checking, New York Sen. Hillary Clinton’s Nevada spokeswomancalled back the Sun last night to leave a voice mail saying that she had
been incorrect about one of the rules for the nine at-large Strip caucus
The spokeswoman, Hilarie Grey, said she had gotten the information
second-hand from someone who had misinterpreted a section of the rules.
In Grey’s defense, she and many Clinton team members have had little sleep
since the campaign's focus shifted to Nevada last week. She said she thought
she was having a casual conversation with a reporter when she passed the
information along Thursday night.
In that interview, Grey told the Sun that only workers for companies that
have more than 4,000 employees could caucus at the at-large sites--a
calculation that would rule out most non-casino workers.
About an hour later--after Sun reporters had gone home--she left a messaging
explaining that she was wrong.
To be clear: Any shift worker within 2.5 miles of the at-large sites can
caucus at those locations. That definition includes a lot of workers from
non-union businesses far from the Strip.