Washington, Ma 9 : Democratic presidential contender Barack Obama defeated Hillary Rodham Clinton in the Wyoming caucuses, a victory that comes just four days after he fell short in Ohio and Texas. With 96 per cent of precincts reporting, Obama held a 59 per cent to 40 per cent edge over Clinton.
The win was expected, as Obama has dominated most of the small-state caucuses during the nomination fight. Of the remaining nine states left to vote, none will hold caucuses. He remains ahead in the national delegate count but has been trying to regain momentum lost last week when Clinton won Texas and Ohio. Wyoming sends 12 delegates to August's Democratic convention, making it one of the smallest prizes in the race. After Wyoming, Obama holds the lead for delegates, 1,578 to 1,468 but Clinton has the edge with superdelegates - the party officials and elected leaders-242-210. A total of 2,025 delegates is needed to win the nomination. A victory in Wyoming would boost the winner going into this Tuesday's primary in Mississippi, where Obama is again favored because of the state's significant black population.