American Samoa Watch: Check

Hillary Clinton’s shout-out to American Samoa after her defeat to Barack Obama in the South Carolina primary looks like it was worth it. As the Politico reports , the U.S. territory’s caucuses broke in Clinton’s favor, 163-121  (that’s total people, not delegates), giving her a net gain of one delegate over opponent Barack Obama. Last week, Slate ‘s Jon Rubin investigated the territory’s voting rights .

Clinton is a candidate who knows how to say thank you. In her speech that just ended, she quickly mentioned the territory in conjunction with the continental states she picked up tonight.

Financial disclosure: Shortly before the speech, I challenged fellow Trailhead blogger Chadwick Matlin to a $1 bet over whether Clinton would mention the territory. I intend to hold him to this wager.