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Hillary beats Obama in Nevada polls

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Jan 20, 2008 at 10:25am IST

New Delhi: Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton has beaten her Democratic rival Barack Obama for the second time in the tight US presidential nominations race.

In the Nevada caucus, Hillary won 51 per cent of the votes as against Obama's 45 per cent. Former senator John Edwards ranked third with four per cent.

Last week, Hillary had won the New Hampshire primary after losing out the opening Iowa caucuses to Obama.

On the Republican side, former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney continued his winning streak, beating Arizona Senator John McCain by a comfortable margin.

Romney has now won at least 16 delegates in Nevada's caucuses, extending his overall lead to 58, followed by Huc kabee with 34 and Senator McCain with 16.

The wife of former President Bill Clinton made a remarkable comeback in the race for the 2008 Democratic presidential nomination for the White House, when she pulled out an upset victory over Obama in last week's New Hampshire primary after losing out the opening Iowa caucuses to him.

(With inputs from PTI)

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