Hillary Clinton carried the day in the statewide Nevada Democratic caucus, but Barack Obama carried Northern Nevada.
Obama's performance in Northern Nevada surprised some political watchers, not because Obama did well but because Clinton did not.
"Hillary Clinton won in Clark County, but she lost virtually everywhere else," said Eric Herzik, a political science professor at the University of Nevada, Reno and a registered Republican. "Up here, every precinct that I talked to somebody in, Obama won and won handily. In some precincts it was 2-to-1, and I'm like, holy moly."
In Northern Nevada counties, Obama won in Washoe, Storey, Humboldt, Elko, Pershing, Eureka, White Pine, Churchill, Douglas and Carson City. Clinton won in Nye, Mineral, Lander and Lyon counties.
"That's worrisome if I'm a Democrat," Herzik said. "That means your traditional Democratic core is for Hillary Clinton, and once you get outside of that, there's no love."
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Obama, an Illinois senator who is dueling Bill Clinton's wife Hillary for the Democratic presidential nomination, said the former president had made statements about him that were untrue.
"You know the former president, who I think all of us have a lot of regard for, has taken his advocacy on behalf of his wife to a level that I think is pretty troubling," Obama said in an ABC interview to air on "Good Morning America."
"He continues to make statements that are not supported by the facts -- whether it's about my record of opposition to the war in Iraq or our approach to organizing in Las Vegas," he said.
"This has become a habit, and one of the things that we're going to have to do is to directly confront Bill Clinton when he's making statements that are not factually accurate," Obama said.
Bill Clinton has been an active presence on the campaign trail for his wife, a New York senator, and has become increasingly critical of Obama as the rivalry between the two senators has intensified.