Clinton turns her attention to turnout

March 1, 2008 12:00:00 AM PST
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton is turning her attention to voter turnout as Tuesday's primaries approach.

Clinton tells voters in Texas that Tuesday's contest will give them the opportunity to essentially hire the next president of the United States.

Texas has a complex primary system in which two-thirds of the delegates will be picked during a primary, while the rest will be allocated through caucuses. The process calls for a focus on grass-roots organization, and Clinton's camp is spending the weekend preparing supporters for the task of getting undecided voters to side with Clinton. She's lost 11 straight contests to rival Barack Obama.

Clinton is also focusing efforts on Ohio, where tonight she plans to kick off an "88 counties in 88 hours" bus marathon through that state.