Saturday, April 05, 2008

Missouri, Delaware and Florida add-ons picked

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Missouri picked its 2 add-on superdelegates today:

The state committee of the Missouri Democratic Party picked its final two supers today, and those slots went to four-term Attorney General and likely gubernatorial nominee Jay Nixon and state auditor Susan Montee.

The superdelegates are unpledged, meaning they are free to pick either Barack Obama or Hillary Clinton. Montee has endorsed Obama, but Nixon has not indicated a preference.

In the clip below, Rob Carver of Delaware says "I would say my role is that of a volunteer" in the Obama campaign. Well he may still be a volunteer, but Carver is now the new add-on superdelegate from Delaware, and he has been added to our Obama list.




Florida's add-on superdelegates are Alex Sink, Steve Geller and Dan Gelber. No word of endorsements yet.

Update 4/6: North Dakota's add-on has been picked.

25 comments:

Brad said...

Will Montee be added to the count since I see there's good confirmation? Also, what about the one from DC who we know was for Obama, but you didn't have necessary evidence? Anything new with her?

cbsmith42 said...

Brad, looks like they did add one of the Add-Ons for Obama. I think it was at 2 for Obama this morning -- I'm guessing it is Montee but don't see where it says so.

Brad said...

Delaware picked Rob Carver. He's an Obama supporter. Google "Rob Carver" Obama, and you'll find a number of sources.
Here's one:

http://www.delawareliberal.net/2008/01/14/obamas-delaware-grassroots/

Brad said...

Here it is right from him mouth:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DFe-7vUtL5A

And here's the original article naming Rob as superdelegate:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DFe-7vUtL5A

Brad said...

Oh crap! Here's the article naming him as superdelegate.

http://www.delawareonline.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080405/NEWS/80405013

cbsmith42 said...

Thanks for the news, Brad!

Dink said...
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Dink said...

The link to "The News Journal" of Wilmington, DE, article was truncated by my browser. You can find it here

Brad said...

How can we tell if the administrators saw this so they can update the numbers?

Yousri said...

Brad said...
"How can we tell if the administrators saw this so they can update the numbers?"

Be patient. I am sure Matt or Oreo will update the numbers soon. Just give them time.

Galois said...

So we're just waiting on Florida for today.

Galois said...

I'm sorry. They've been named.
Unpledged "Add-on" Delegates:
Chief Financial Officer Alex Sink (Hillsborough)
Senate Democratic Leader Steve Geller (Broward)
House Democratic Leader Dan Gelber (Miami-Dade)

ClaudeB said...

Just to let you know. Delaware has selected Rob Carver as the add-on. Carver is a known Obama supporter.

Matt said...

We added Montee to the Obama column this afternoon. (We left a comment on the endorse list, but not here). We'll get all the other add-ons added to the appropriate places this evening.

Brad said...

Politico now counts Alexander of D.C., as well!

http://www.politico.com/superdelegates/latestupdates.html

Galois said...

Alex Sink's husband Bill McBride endorsed Clinton, but I have yet to find anything from Sink herself. We've seen a few marriages split their endorsements before (the Rangels come to mind) so this certainly cannot be taken to reflect Sink's views. Still I thought it of interest.

Matt said...

Carver's been added to the Obama column.

Brad said...

Thank you sir. What about Alexander? Politico has now added her to their list. I think there's sufficient evidence she's for Obama.

Matt said...

We still need a quote from Alexander. Politico's standards are looser than ours, and I'm sure they got their information from the same articles we saw, which are all just lists of endorsements. We're sure she is an Obama endorser, but she does not yet meet our standard for listing.

Brad said...

That's cool, Matt. By the way, is maintaining this website a real job for you guys, or is this just a hobby? You guys do a great job. If you don't get paid, you should!

Wolle said...

something about Steve Geller:

he voted for Edwards...

"I’m trying to protect the sanctity of the ballot, not to help Clinton and hurt Obama or help Obama and hurt Clinton,” said Geller, who said he voted for John Edwards. “1.7 million Democrats voted."

http://blogs.trb.com/news/local/south_florida/blog/
2008/03/a_doover_no_way_steve_geller_s.html

Matt said...

Brad-We're just a group of amateur bloggers, and we all have real jobs in real life. Thanks for the kind words. Much appreciated.

Brad said...

Dan Hannaher has been selected as the add-on super from North Dakota. He's a definite Obama supporter!

http://www.in-forum.com/articles/index.cfm?id=196623

Matt said...

New post up on ND add-on.

jeepdad said...

Not sure it it's been confirmed elsewhere, but a Montana TV station reported last night that superdelegate Jean Lemire Dahlmanto would join Rep. Margarett Campbell to endorse Obama:

"Beartooth NBC reported Sunday evening that another superdelegate, Democratic committeewoman Jean Lemire Dahlman, would vote for Obama.

The Tribune could not reach Dahlman to confirm her decision."

http://www.greatfallstribune.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080407/NEWS01/804070304/1002