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Ex-president to represent wife in Reno

Former President Clinton is scheduled to speak at Saturday’s state Democratic convention in Reno on behalf of his wife’s campaign, sources said Thursday.

The campaigns of Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama were each asked to send a representative to the convention, which is the final stage of the process that began with the Jan. 19 caucuses.

At the convention, many of Nevada’s delegates to the national Democratic convention, scheduled to be held in Denver in August, will be elected.

Based on the results of the caucuses, Obama stands to receive 13 of the 25 elected delegates, and Clinton 12, even though she got more votes on Jan. 19, because Obama was stronger in rural and Northern Nevada.

However, the caucus results don’t dictate the presidential preference voting at the convention by the more than 3,000 delegates elected in recent months at county conventions around the state.

The keynote speaker is scheduled to be Jon Soltz, the chairman of VoteVets.org, a political group of Iraq and Afghanistan veterans.

Obama’s campaign hasn’t announced whom it is sending to speak for the candidate.

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