Monday, January 21, 2008

Nevada: Culinary's help sent back to the chef

barack obama,  Hillary Clinton,  Rory Reid, D. Taylor
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The Culinary Union's endorsement of Barack Obama in Nevada was supposed to seal the deal for him. How could Hillary Clinton overcome the turnout in voters that the Culinary Union could provide?

Well, she did, winning seven of the nine at-large caucus sites on the Strip. They were the same sites Bill had criticized as giving an unfair advantage to the 60,000-strong union.

So in the secondary battle, D. Taylor, the head of the Culinary Union, lost to Clark County Commissioner Rory Reid, the son of Harry Reid who helped push out the vote for Hillary. It was a risky move for Rory, but it looks like it paid off.

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