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Hillary Clinton may lose in Iowa, but she has a plan B. The Dems have a crafty strategy for the Senate races. Plus Mitt Romney's millions, Ron Paul's bunnies and John McCain's son

By Tumbler   January 2008

Clinton’s plan B—tactical voting

Hillary Clinton is panicking about the rules of the Democratic Iowa caucus, which takes place on 3rd January. Voting takes place over several rounds, and delegates can switch their support to another candidate if their first choice is knocked out. After the first round, any candidate who gets less than 15 per cent of the vote is eliminated. That almost certainly means that the second-tier candidates, like Bill Richardson, Joe Biden, Chris Dodd and Dennis Kucinich, will get knocked out in the first round. But between them they account for about 25 per cent of…

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