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He kept it a really good secret but today Ed Espinoza (aka Mr. Super) endorsed Barack Obama. We tried many times to pry the information out of him but not even kryptonite would make him tell.
Only a day after revealing his true identity Espinoza become Barack Obama's 264th superdelegate vote by our count.
Obama is now 5.5 superdelegates vote behind Clinton.
Today, California DNC Member and superdelegate Ed Espinoza endorsed Barack Obama, citing his judgment, character, and ability to unite our country for change.Update: Another California DNC member endorsed Obama today. Vernon Watkins has been added to Obama's list bringing Clinton's lead down to 4.5
Espinoza is the 268th superdelegate to endorse Barack Obama. Obama is 163 delegates away from securing the Democratic nomination.
Espinoza said, “I am endorsing Barack Obama today because throughout this process I have seen him show a judgment and character that we need in our next president. From day one he opposed the Iraq war and has a plan to end the war in a responsible way and bring our sons and daughters home. He has shown he has the character to lead our great nation, from his choice to spend his career serving people in the poorest communities in Chicago to his commitment to speaking truth to the American people, even when it isn’t politically convenient to do so. To unify the country at this time in our history we need a president who has these qualities, and that is why I am proud to endorse him today. My good friend Bill Richardson, who backed Obama some weeks ago, knows what it takes to lead and I trust his judgment in this decision as well. I look forward to working with this great movement to bring victory in November.” - Obama Press Release
Also... we got word from the Utah Democratic Party that they will announce the add-on superdelegate tomorrow.
At-large Democratic National Committee member Vernon Watkins told the Associated Press in an interview Friday that he has decided to endorse Obama.
"The election is over, everybody knows that. Obama has won," said Watkins, a retired union member from Rancho Cucamonga, Calif. - AP