- The Washington Times - Monday, June 8, 2015

Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton might be the undisputed frontrunner for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination, but Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont was nipping at her heels in a presidential preference straw poll among Wisconsin Democrats taken over the weekend.

Mrs. Clinton was the choice of 252 of 511 (49 percent) of delegates, alternates, and registered guests who voted in the straw poll over the weekend, followed by Mr. Sanders with 208 votes (41 percent), according to wispolitics.com.

Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. and former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley got 16 votes apiece, followed by former Sen. Jim Webb of Virginia with 8 votes and former Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee with 5 votes.

There were approximately 1,600 delegates, alternates and registered guests at the convention.

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