Obama’s ‘Enlightened’ City Voters Crow in Missouri

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The Missouri Democratic Primary has had more switchbacks than a trail through the Okarks. The Associated Press declared Hillary Clinton the winner (and her campaign spread the good news) last night, but today, with 99% of precincts reporting, Barack Obama has won. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports Obama's margin of victory as "about 10,500 votes."

Clinton won overwhelmingly in rural Missouri (more details on the rural/exurban/urban split here later today), but Obama pulled heavily in Kansas City and in St. Louis, where he led Clinton by 30,000 votes.

U.S Rep. William Lacy Clay of St. Louis, an Obama supporter, spoke with the Post-Dispatch's today and reached out (kind of) to rural Missourians:

“Here’s what you can take from this," Clay told Adam Jadhav. "(Obama) is electable. If he is the nominee, I hope those Hillary voters will come over to our side in November. I ask them to join their enlightened brothers and sisters in the metropolitan areas of St Louis and vote for change in November.”

Way to woo, Representative Clay!