Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Superdelegate Slugfest !

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Today's been our busiest superdelegate endorsement day in a long time.
So far Obama has picked up 3 superdelegates to Clinton's 2.

Obama's Pickups:
Rep. Bruce Braley (IA):

"I had a chance to go to my first district convention in Dubuque on Saturday and that was the number one question on everybody's mind: 'When are you going to endorse? Who are you going to endorse?' and after looking at the numbers from both district convention, the county conventions and the Caucuses in my district; talking to many, many people about the candidates left in the race and looking at the longterm impact on our party I decided that Senator Obama was the right person to endorse," Braley says.
Rep. Baron Hill (IN):
I am proud of Senator Obama’s call for change in Washington – change I have been advocating since I first sought public office. I am truly hopeful that his campaign and election will help unify our nation and ultimately change our politics. I am pleased that Senator Obama clearly and unequivocally denounced Reverend Wright’s remarks. Hoosiers don’t feel that way about our country, I don’t feel that way about our country and Senator Obama made it abundantly clear that he doesn’t feel that way either.
Rep. Lois Capps (CA):
“Barack Obama is the better choice because of something larger and perhaps more important. Simply put, he has made a call to the better angels of our nature. He is challenging us to lift ourselves out of the ugliness that increasingly consumes Washington, where the heat of your argument counts for more than the light it should bring,” Capps said in a statement. “He is asking us to stand together as Americans and transcend the traditional lines that have so often divided us by party affiliation, economic status, gender, or race.”

Clinton's pickups:
DNC William George (PA):
“Hillary Clinton has the strength and experience to jumpstart the economy and rebuild the middle class,” George said in a statement released by the Clinton camp. “Working families in Pennsylvania overwhelmingly favored her in last week’s primary, and I feel that she is our strongest candidate to carry Pennsylvania in November and win back the White House.”
DNC Luisette Cabanas (PR):
Cabanas cited Clinton's policies, especially health care, as "the best by far of any candidate in history."

"Today I endorse Hillary Clinton for president because of her strong win in Pennsylvania," Cabanas said in a statement. "She has shown a firm conviction and the character needed to lead the nation."

There are a couple interesting things to note with today's endorsements. Obama has now topped Clinton in support from Representatives and now leads 79-78 with 65 remaining.
Also... there are now 699 remaining total delegates.


wayne said...

Shocker. Three more Elected Super Delegates for Obama and two more DNC insiders for Clinton. Obama now leads in Supers that are elected Senators, Representatives, and Govenors. Clinton leads in party insiders and those not paying attention.

Unknown said...

Does anyone have a list of how many clinton superdelegates have switched to obama (?2) and how many clinton administration superdelegates are supporting obama vs. clinton? thanks