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Latest Superdelegate Endorsements:
Gov. Mike Easley (NC) for Clinton
DNC Richard Machacek (IA) for Obama.
Rep. Ben Chandler (KY) for Obama
Rep. Ike Skelton (MO) for Clinton
Current count: Clinton: 259, Obama: 239
See the DCW Superdelegate Tracker for the latest superdelegate endorsements.
The Wall Street Journal surveys the superdelegate landscape, and uses our numbers for all their information:
That graph seems awful familiar.
When the year began, about 200 of the superdelegates had taken sides, most for Sen. Clinton. Her campaign, including Mr. Clinton, had quickly signed up Clinton-administration veterans, others on the DNC and elected officials in Arkansas and New York, so that she initially led Sen. Obama by more than 100.
But the Obama campaign correctly figured that she had gotten the easy pickings and that the rest were up for grabs. Once he began winning more states than she did, her endorsements slowed to a trickle, and her lead eroded to less than two dozen now.
Some Democrats in Michigan are proposing a compromise:
[They] want to allocate 69 pledged delegates to Hillary Clinton and 59 to Barack Obama. The approach splits the difference between the equal delegate proposal coming out of Chicago (g4 for each) and the 73-to-55 delegate split that the Clinton campaign would obtain from the results of the primary, with almost all of the uncommitted delegates being pledged to Obama. The four also write that they oppose the challenge by DNC member Joel Ferguson, which would give superdelegates a full vote and pledged delegates half of a vote.Remember, you don't have to wait for Indiana and North Carolina next week. We'll be all Guam, all the time, this weekend!