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Montana favors Hart; now the choice is Connecticut's

With Montana's Democratic county caucuses going to Gary Hart, the focus of the volatile Democratic presidential race now shifts to Connecticut, the next primary showdown in the quest for the party's nomination.

Senator Hart picked up 11 of the 19 delegates at stake Sunday, with the other 8 delegates going to Walter Mondale. The Rev. Jesse Jackson failed to gain any delegates.

Hart received 6,810 votes for 49 percent, Mondale had 4,942 votes for 35 percent, and Jackson 714 votes for 5 percent. Nine percent of the caucus participants, or 1,330, had no preference.

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