She says she was expecting this for a year:

None of this is surprising to me. You know, last spring when I looked at how the race was shaping up, I knew that it would be a close contest and I assumed it would be with Senator Obama and at that time I said we have got to start thinking about Texas, we have to start thinking ahead.

But they only grappled with the primary/caucus rules this month. Hmm.

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