Now It's Really a Race: Colorado Senator Gary Hart

A dramatic upset confounds the experts and scrambles the Democrats'odds

What a difference a day makes:

Before last Tuesday, Elizabeth Foley had little hope of drumming up many votes for Colorado Senator Gary Hart in Nevada's Democratic caucuses March 13; she headed a totally in adequate band of 30 volunteers.

On Wednesday, she snatched a moment away from answering phones to report: "I've had 50 offers of assistance just today."

Before last Tuesday, only 42 Democrats were running as Hart-pledged candidates in the March 20 primary in Illinois, a state that will send 194 delegates to the July convention...

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