Thursday, May 01, 2008

Superdelegate Comments

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In order to speed up the superdelegate list and relieve our commenters from the annoying error message that blogger can't seem to fix we've decided to make a change with superdelegate comments.

Please post all superdelegate comments here. As always... only comment on new or rumored superdelegate endorsements. All other comments should be in a relevant comment or in our Open Thread.

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Oreo said...

OK people...
it's been a pleasure serving you today.

Obama now needs 12 more delegates.

And I need a beer.

Oreo said...

OK people...
it's been a pleasure serving you today.

Obama now needs 12 more delegates.

And I need a beer.

Anonymous said...

Tennessee Dems for Obama

Gov. Bredesen and at least two other superdelegates will endorse Obama tomorrow, JMart reports.

These superdelegate moves are fast becoming...something other than news.

By Ben Smith 06:11 PM

http://www.politico.com/blogs/bensmith/0608/Tennessee_Dems_for_Obama.html#comments

Anders said...

"OK people...
it's been a pleasure serving you today.

Obama now needs 12 more delegates.

And I need a beer."

Thanks for your excellent service. I donated one beer to you. I hope the other users of this service also discover the rather small donate button to the right and get you blasted :)

And I wish you all happy Obama day :)

Leah Texas4Obama said...

MSNBC on TV...

Belkis Leong-Hong (MD)

For OBAMA

greywolf said...

Oreo, Matt..

You guys cant take a break.. and drink beer. Gezzz stay here with us and lets see how far it really goes...

Yippie... but if you must go, all I can say is thank you so very much for this great site. You all are great people...

frstan said...

Oklahoma Superdelegate for Obama; Delegate Countdown - 10 To Go
by Sam Graham-FelsenTuesday, June 03, 2008 at 06:20 PM
CNN.com reports...

WASHINGTON (CNN) – Oklahoma Democratic Party chairman and uncommitted superdelegate Ivan Holmes will endorse Barack Obama on Tuesday evening, CNN has learned.

Holmes, who has led the state party since 2007, initially supported John Edwards and said he has remained neutral throughout the nomination process because Hillary Clinton won the Oklahoma primary on Super Tuesday.

Emma said...

Oreo:

We love you guys!! What a service you have provided for so many around the world!! And you have worked with such calm and class. You kept us all informed without the spin. GREAT JOB!!!

frstan said...

Maryland Superdelegate for Obama; Delegate Countdown - 10 To Go
by Sam Graham-FelsenTuesday, June 03, 2008 at 06:28 PM
Maryland superdelegate and DNC AAPI Caucus Chair Belkis (Bel) Leong-Hong announced today that she is endorsing Barack Obama for President. She released the following statement today:

I’m endorsing Barack Obama today because I believe he is the strongest candidate for the Asian-American and Pacific Islander community and he understands that it’s time for AAPI issues—immigration, education, and small business policy, for example—to be discussed on the national stage. And as someone who has lived in AAPI and international communities, I know he shares our unwavering belief in America as a land of prosperity and opportunity for all.

Obama has shown a remarkable ability to bring people together, and I know that Democrats will unite behind him to take on John McCain and stand up for a new direction for this country.

I look forward to working with Senator Obama and his campaign to actively engage our Asian American and Pacific Islander community in the general election. Our community is actively participating in this exciting election and will be a critical, swing-vote constituency contributing to a historic democratic victory in November.
http://my.barackobama.com/page/content/hqblog

rkw said...

Based on what I've seen from you guys, I suspect you can drink and blog at the same time.

Zip by the store. Pick up a case of already cold longnecks. And get back to a computer. I'm lost on the count already.

:-)

Aimable said...

Someone please tell the superdelegates to stop endorsing until AFTER Obama's speech! With 12 to go (according to DCW, which I trust over the MSM. Or 10 according to CNN) Obama does not need anymore superdelegates between now and the Montana, South Dakota results.

Miranda said...

Confused, as usual...

Apparently, I too have lost track of the count, lol. Oreo said that there were twelve to go. Then two more were listed. The sidebar says 10...but the two more that were listed in the comments are not on the list of endorsements for today. Does that mean there are 8, or are we just updating the sidebar right now?

Miranda said...

Jefferson...

http://www.theadvertiser.com/apps/
pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080603/NEWS01/80603023

softspoken22 said...

First, THANK YOU! And now, here's some news from my state of TN-

http://www.politico.com/blogs/jonathanmartin/0608/Bredesen_to_endorse_Obama_tomorrow.html

It's talking about Sasser and maybe Gordon?

rkw said...

Miranda - I'm thinking that I need my own case of beer. And then I won't worry if we're off by a couple.

Miranda said...

rkw-- Amen! I swear for the last two days, every minute that I have not been at work I have had seven windows open and refreshing just waiting to see that magic number. There has never been anything that I was more sure was going to happen that has kept me this close to the edge of my seat! Lol! My head is spinning

rkw said...

Miranda - I've got to lay off the beer for a bit. We have a conference call later this evening for delegate captains going to the Texas State Convention this weekend. Got to do a little more business today. Luckily, we ought to be off the call before the last polls close and Obama delivers his big speech in Minnesota.

It's an exciting day.

frstan said...

W00T! SINGLE DIGITS!!

tmess2 said...

I would like to add my thanks along with everyone else to the folks running the site. During this campaign, this site and Green Papers have become my main source for the most up-to-date and verifiable information about the status of the contest for the nomination.

I look forward to your reporting on the events in Denver

Searching For Pericles said...

So, are the latest two endorsements that aren't listed as follows:

1) Ivan Holmes (OK) for Obama
2) W. Jefferson (LA) for Obama

Matt said...

Leong-Hong added for Obama.
LA Rep. William Jefferson added for Obama.

Right now, only the front page post and front page numbers and sidebars are being updated. Latest Endorsements and Endorsement pages will be updated when we get a chance.

Matt said...

Ival Holmes looks like a future - not adding yet

Miranda said...

I figured it out just in time for Matt to update it and tell me, lol! You guys have done such a wonderful job. Bless you all fr putting up with us!!

Holmes is endorsing tomorrow, so we are back up to date with 8 to go!!! I would have to imagine that the rest will wait until after the numbers start coming in from the primaries and things may slow down...but then again, maybe not!!

Lynne Black said...

Bob Brady PA
http://www.boston.com/news/politics/politicalintelligence/2008/06/pennsylvania_su.html

Miranda said...

Just as we both said that, the campaign announces Holmes for tonight

http://my.barackobama.com/page/community/post/samgrahamfelsen/gGBypS

frstan said...

Obama site is counting Holmes
http://my.barackobama.com/page/content/hqblog

Miranda said...

A source close to Montana's three high-ranking Democrats tells The Associated Press that the superdelegates are expected to back Barack Obama if the Illinois senator wins the state's primary tonight.

U.S. Senators Max Baucus and Jon Tester, along with Governor Schweitzer and two other party officials, are expected to jointly announce their endorsements once the Montana election is decided.

When asked about the report, Schweitzer did not specifically deny it, but reiterated he was waiting until polls closed in Montana to make his final decision.

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Miranda said...

Poor Matt is bouncing all over changing all the 8s to 10s and hasn't seen yet that Holmes and Brady have endorsed.

Jaya said...

Rep. Mike Michaud from Maine is an Edwards' delegate who remains uncommitted

Josh said...

er, I don't think Edwards won any delegates in Maine

frstan said...

Brady PA endorses Obama per MSNBC

Obamas "need to win" droped to 8 then went back to 10?

Jaya said...

You're right - Michaud is a superdelegate who endorsed Edwards.
So that doesn't settle the Edward's number issue

Josh said...

Apparently there are 1.5 Florida delegates left and the 3 projected Edwards delegates at the state level in Iowa. Those haven't been selected yet since the Iowa State convention isn't even held until June 14th.

MyFriends said...

DNC Cynthia Nunley (WY) for Clinton
http://www.localnews8.com/Global/story.asp?S=8420829&nav=menu554_11_14

Matt said...

Recent adds:
LA Rep. William Jefferson for Obama.
WY DNC Cindy Nunley for Clinton.
PA Rep. Bob Brady for Obama

We double counted, but the number is now correct.....hopefully.

Holmes has not been added - future endorsement which hasn't happened yet.

Matt said...

All

We all owe Oreo huge thanks for keeping things working while I had to deal with the day job! Leave him a beer, or leave him kudos on the FAQ thread (not here, please), but I'll say it now: THANKS!

And as a special present to you all. From Obama's speech tonight:

Tonight, I can stand before you and say that I will be the Democratic nominee for President of the United States.

Trepanator said...

Josh,

Thanks, I finally figured it out. I didn't realize that two of Edwards Iowa delegates were already pledged to Obama and that there were THREE to be allocated.

I'll delete my earlier post to avoid confusion.

Matt said...

Mike Tardiff (MI) added for Obama.

MyFriends said...

DNC Raymond Buckley (NH) for Obama
http://www.unionleader.com/article.aspx?
headline=NH's+Buckley+endorses+Obama&articleId=a495b916-f910-4fc3-852a-f8c117ee89af

Tabitha said...

I am sure you know this, but you need to change Maxine Waters to Obama

MyFriends said...

DNC Frank Dixon (OR) for Obama
http://www.wweek.com/wwire/?p=12087

MyFriends said...

DNC Don Bivens (AZ) for Obama
http://www.politickeraz.com/evanbrown/1394/bivens-backs-obama

MyFriends said...

Rep. John Sarbanes (MD) for Obama
http://www.cqpolitics.com/wmspage.cfm?parm1=5&docID=news-000002887434

Zachary said...

Rick Stafford (DNC-MN) for Obama

http://mnpublius.com/2008/06/exclusive-rick-stafford-to-vote-for-obama/

softspoken22 said...

Here's another source for Sasser and Bredesen of TN-

http://www.wsmv.com/politics/16482069/detail.html

MyFriends said...

DNC Ron Sims (WA) was for Clinton now for Obama
http://blog.seattlepi.nwsource.com/seattlepolitics/archives/140368.asp

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Matt said...

All - please check out the new summary post. Just added 15 or so for Obama.

rkw said...

I'm guessing you got everyone from the Obama web site announcement of 26.5 additional super endorsements...

http://my.barackobama.com/page/community/post/samgrahamfelsen/gG5gJD

Matt said...

New Obama endorsements:
MD Rep. John Sarbarnes
NC Muriel Offerman
MT Margaret Campbell
AZ Rep. Gabrielle Giffords
CA Christine Pelosi
CA Rachel Binah switches from Clinton to Obama.
CA Rep. Sam Farr
CA Rep. Bob Filner
CA Rep. Jerry McNerney
CO Gov. Bill Ritter
FL Michael Ceasar*
FL Rep. Ron Klein*
GA Michael Thurmond switches from Clinton to Obama
KS Helen Knetzer
LA Patsy Arcenaux
ME Sam Spencer
MI Bart Stupak
MO Yolanda Wheat
NV Sam Lieberman
NV Catherine Cortez Masto
NJ Rep. Rush Holt
NC David Parker
OK Jay Parmley
OR Bill Bradbury
PA Ian Murray switches from Clinton to Obama
VA Jim Leaman
WA Ron Sims switches from Clinton to Obama. Obama at 2151.

MyFriends said...

DNC Hon. Heather Mizeur (MD) for Obama
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/06/03/AR2008060303764_5.html?sid=ST2008060303904

rkw said...

Senator Tester of Montana endorses Obama on MSNBC just now.

Lynne Black said...

Tester announced his endorsement to Chris Matthews on MSNBC

Paul Bradford said...

Matt or Oreo,

You have DNC member Belkis Leong-Hong as being part of the MN delegation. Belkis is from MD.

:-)

Paul Bradford said...

I'm pleased to see that Helen Knetzer has endorsed Obama. She is one of the three superdelegates who were chosen to be representatives of the National Federation of Democratic Women.

This is a group Obama (and his supporters) should be very careful to make happy. The Democratic nomination isn't much of a prize if it doesn't lead to a trip to the White House.

rkw said...

All remaining MOntana supers go for Obama.

http://www.montanasnewsstation.com/Global/story.asp?S=8420770&nav=menu227_1

timreese said...

Oklahoma Parmley, and Holmes , go Obama.

Fraiser said will not announce tonight.

Benjamin Spector said...

26 more as per Al Giordano

http://ruralvotes.com/thefield/?p=1312#more-1312

Arizona

Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords said:

“Now that all primaries and caucuses have concluded, I am enthusiastically endorsing Senator Barack Obama as the Democratic nominee for President of the United States. Since the outset of this historic race for the White House, I have been impressed by the intellect and patriotism of both Senator Hillary Clinton and Senator Barack Obama. They have demonstrated the passion and wisdom to move our nation towards a brighter future. I respect and admire both of them.

“Every state has had a chance to vote and Barack Obama has emerged with more support. In becoming a delegate for him, I recognize his inspiring and thoughtful leadership that brought him to the finish line. I am proud to join Governor Janet Napolitano and millions of voters throughout the country in supporting Barack Obama as the next President of the United States. I agree with his policy priorities and his commitment to create a cooperative and bipartisan era in American politics. In states large and small, Barack Obama has shared his hope, optimism, and vision of what is possible. Americans from all walks of life see in him someone who can truly change our nation. I do as well.”

Arizona Democratic Party Chair Don Bivens said:

“Now that our historic season of caucuses and primaries is behind us, it is time for each superdelegate to choose between two outstanding candidates. For me, that choice is Senator Barack Obama. He is an extraordinary leader, with the ability to bring people together across party lines to solve problems. That is exactly what our country needs right now, a pragmatic change of direction.

“I congratulate Senator Clinton on her hard-fought campaign. She is a true leader and an inspiration to millions. I am confident she will act to unite our party, and our country, behind our party’s chosen candidate for President.”

California

DNC Member Christine Pelosi said:

“Barack Obama has captured the majority of the popular delegates from caucuses and primaries from sea to shining sea. Barack Obama has the vision, ideas and values needed to bring positive change to our lives, from economic justice to energy independence to an end to the Iraq war and care for our veterans. As an activist dedicated to participatory democracy, I am thrilled that tens of millions of voters and tens of thousands of volunteers have participated in this Democratic nomination and breathed new life intro our democracy. I have great respect for our other presidential candidates, particularly Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton, who has proved herself to be a champion for working families.”

DNC Member Rachel Binah said:

“The people have spoken and I look forward to working with all my energy and enthusiasm for a man who I believe will make an extraodrinarily wonderful president. His environmental record is unparallelled and he has a sensitivity to the issues of our time.”

DNC Member John Perez:

“Now that the primary season has come to a close, I officially endorse Senator Barack Obama for President. I believe that now is the time for us to come together and unite for victory against John McCain in the fall. Senator Obama has run an extraordinary, forward-looking campaign focused on hope, unity and our shared values as Democrats. I am confident that he will bring our party and all Americans together as our nominee and as President.”

Congressman Sam Farr said:

“Tonight, after the polls close, the presidential primary for the Democratic candidates will have run its course. Although Hillary Clinton has won many of the big blue states and energized her voters, Barack Obama has won the nomination. After the final ballot has been cast tonight, I will officially endorse Barack Obama as the Democratic candidate for the presidency.

“Barack is an exciting new leader in American politics. He will work to end the war in Iraq, he will tackle domestic issues that have been neglected for years and he will help repair our battered reputation abroad. I look forward to working with him to bridge the current political divide and address the problems that face our country.”

Congressman Bob Filner said:

“I take great pride in announcing my support for Senator Barack Obama as the next President of the United States. As Chairman of the House Veterans Affairs Committee, I look forward to fighting alongside Senator Obama to correct eight years of neglect of our nation’s heroes–working for real gains for America’s veterans!”

Congressman Jerry McNerney said:

“Senator Obama represents hope for the future. He has inspired legions of young people who will energize our nation and help bring about the kind of change necessary to turn the incredible threats we face into opportunities.

“Given my background in wind energy, I am excited that Senator Obama has an appreciation for how to create clean, sustainable, family wage jobs in renewable energy. He also knows how important it is to use America’s greatest asset, innovation, to put America ahead of the rising energy costs with new energy technology including both efficiency and new sources of energy.”

Colorado

Governor Bill Ritter said:

“I’m proud to pledge my support to Sen. Barack Obama to become the next President of the United States of America,” Gov. Ritter said. “Sen. Obama offers a strong sense of hope and promise for our country’s future. His success at inspiring people from all walks of life, his commitment to the need for education and health-care reform, and his sense of independence and purpose make him appealing to Coloradans and other Westerners. He understands the promise of a New Energy Economy, of opportunity for all, of building a strong economy for our children. He is the best person to help Americans and Coloradans achieve their God-given potential, and I am proud to endorse him.”

Florida

DNC Member Michell Ceasar said:

“Senator Obama is the clear delegate leader and I believe it is now time to focus on the general election and to prevent John McCain from providing a third Bush term.”

Congressman Ron Klein said:

“I will be casting my ballot at the Democratic National Convention for Senator Barack Obama. Senator Obama is the kind of leader that comes along only once in a generation. He has the unique ability to move our country forward, past the petty partisan politics that so many of us have grown so weary of, and his vision is a breath of fresh air. I believe he will serve our nation ably and well, and am proud to support his candidacy. With my vote at the convention comes a commitment to reach out to voters in South Florida throughout the general election season.

“The primary is now behind us, but we still have a critical task ahead. All of us, supporters of Senator Obama and Senator Clinton alike, must come together and stand united as a force for change in this nation. Americans will have a stark choice this November: a choice between a continuation of the failed policies of the current administration, or a fresh start. We must stand together, with one voice, and call for a fresh start on Iraq, on health care, on education, and on developing clean, affordable renewable energy. These issues are too important to focus on what divides us. We must now focus on what unites us as Democrats, and on the general election this fall.”

Georgia

Georgia State Labor Commissioner Michael Thurmond said:

“This campaign has been one of the closest most hard fought contests in the history of our nation. Senator Obama and Senator Clinton have demonstrated their commitment to the changes that are badly needed in this country and their ability to lead America forward. Now that the primary and caucus season has concluded, the time has come for us to unify the party and throw our complete support behind Senator Barack Obama in order to win the November election. I am impressed by his vision, intellect, and his unique ability to attract new voters to the Democratic column.”

Kansas

President of the National Federation of Democratic Women Helen Knetzer said:

“The American people have endured enough in the past seven and a half years from this Republican Administration and the United States is in desperate need of a leader who realizes our economic and international challenges. This has been a long and hard-fought primary and both Senators Clinton and Obama have shown the ability to lead us in this country, but today we must put our differences aside in a united effort to ensure that we win in November. I’m pleased to endorse Barack Obama.”

Lousiana

DNC Member Patsy Arceneaux said:

“I believe that it is time to put aside divisive politics and to unite as Democrats looking forward to a victory in November and the hope of real change in America.”

Maine

DNC Member Sam Spencer said:

“My decision, in part, is based on the fact that Senator Obama has won a majority of pledged delegates (which I believe is the most important measurement) and has attained a majority of all delegates. Senator Obama was the majority winner of Maine’s caucuses. Senator Obama is the Democratic winner of the nomination. Senator Obama is an extraordinary candidate and has inspired Democrats in Maine and across the country to show their support in record numbers. Now we must work to sustain this momentum into the national election to take back the White House.”

Maryland

Congressman John Sarbanes said:

“I am excited to join in expressing my strong support for Barack Obama, who I believe will be an outstanding president. Now that the votes have been cast and the primary season has come to its close, I am pleased to play a part in ratifying the decision of the voters in my district and across the country. Moving forward, the importance of unifying the party behind one candidate is vital and Democrats in the Third District, the State of Maryland, and the nation are quickly turning their focus to electing Senator Obama as our next President.”

Michigan

Congressman Bart Stupak said:

“This has been an historic presidential primary election with phenomenal interest in our Democratic candidates. With the conclusion of today’s South Dakota and Montana primaries, all Americans have had an opportunity to make their voices heard at the ballot box. Now that the nation’s last primary ballot has been cast and an agreement has been reached to seat Michigan’s delegates at the Democratic National Convention, I am proud to pledge my support to Senator Barack Obama’s candidacy for President of the United States.

“I am confident that Senator Obama will provide the leadership necessary to improve our economy, protect our Great Lakes, provide health care for all Americans, and put an end to the war in Iraq. I have invited the Senator to campaign with me in northern Michigan and share his vision for change with the people of the First Congressional District.

“One issue has been resoundingly clear throughout this primary process: Americans do not want four more years of the same failed policies that have driven our country deeper into debt and tarnished our reputation in the world. Senator Obama will provide the change we need to get our country back on track to prosperity and prominence.”

Missouri

Missouri Democratic Party Vice Chairwoman Yolanda Wheat said:

“This primary season has been truly historic. The Democratic Party has produced two extraordinary candidates, either of whom would make a great president. I strongly believe that now is the time for us as Democrats to unite behind our nominee, Senator Barack Obama. In November we have a chance to make this a better country for our children and our children’s children. My respect and admiration for both Senator Clinton and Senator Obama has grown throughout this election process. I am endorsing Senator Barack Obama for President today because I believe that his leadership will bring about the profound change that this great country so rightly deserves. I hope all Democrats, regardless of whom they have supported until this time, will unite behind Senator Obama’s vision of hope and opportunity for all Americans.”

Nevada

Nevada Democratic Party Chair Sam Lieberman said:

“I am proud to endorse Senator Barack Obama for president of the United States. Sen. Obama knows the challenges we face in the West and will work to stop the Yucca Mountain nuclear waste dump, create a better water plan and spur the development of renewable energy throughout the West. Together, we will engage multiple generations of Democrats to reform our health care system, end the war in Iraq and put our country’s economy back on track, especially for working families and seniors who need relief. Senator Obama recognizes that our diversity is our strength, and that is key in a rapidly changing state such as Nevada. Sen. Obama will be the catalyst who helps Democrats Win in the West and throughout Nevada.”

Nevada Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto said:

“It is now time for the Democratic Party to unite behind one candidate. Through a unified Party we will defeat John McCain in November. I look forward to working with Senator Obama to create positive change for the citizens of Nevada and the United States.”

New Jersey

Congressman Rush Holt said:

“Barack Obama has a remarkable life story, has run a stirring campaign, and has offered an inspiring vision and an impressive strategy to bring about much-needed change in our nation. His successes in the primaries suggest that we can rise above cynicism and bigotry in America, and I am honored to offer my endorsement and support. Like millions in New Jersey and across the country, I have great hopes for an Obama Administration that will restore people’s faith in their government and strengthen America’s reputation for constructive actions abroad. I look forward to working in Congress with a President who will end our combat involvement in Iraq, invest in education, and enhance the role of science in his Administration and in society at large.”

North Carolina

DNC Member Muriel Offerman said:

“Barack Obama has spoken to America in a way that has drawn so many new voters who are excited about the real change he will bring to Washington. Now that the primaries are over, it’s time for Democrats to unite in taking on John McCain.”

DNC Member David Parker said:

“Senator Obama’s plans for strengthening America’s economy reflect his insight and empathy for all the people of this country. In this era of economic and environmental challenge, we are all simply Americans pulling together to strengthen our country– regardless of region, race, gender, wealth or any other qualification. Senator Obama’s leadership at the head of the Democratic ticket will help Democrats in North Carolina, including Kay Hagan, our Democratic candidate for US Senate. I look forward to his campaigning actively in North Carolina during the fall campaign.”

Oklahoma

DNC Member Jay Parmley said:

“The race for the 2008 Democratic Presidential nomination has been historic. We have had two superbly qualified candidates, unprecedented numbers of newly registered voters and across the board near-record to record turnouts in primaries and caucuses. As an automatic delegate to the 2008 Democratic National Convention, it was always my hope that Democratic voters across America whose votes determine the proportional make up of the pledged delegates to the DNC Convention would select the nominee of our Party. I believe they have done so, even if by the narrowest of margins.

“I will cast my vote at the DNC Convention for Senator Barack Obama. Senator Obama has brought thousands of new people into the political process and his campaign and election will restore people’s confidence in their government.

“Our task as a party is great. Our country is in crisis. Voters have a clear choice in November. Will we end the war in Iraq, fix our ailing economy, and provide much needed quality healthcare to all our citizens? These questions can only be answered affirmatively by electing a Democratic President. The fight for the Democratic nomination has been intense and now comes to a close. Our goal as Democrats is victory in November and that can only be accomplished if we come together in support of Senator Obama.”

Oregon

Oregon Secretary of State Bill Bradbury said:

“Senator Obama has the vision and commitment to bring people together. This country needs a lot of repair and Barack Obama will be well-suited to accomplish that.”

Oregon Democratic Party Vice Chairman Frank Dixon said:

“I am announcing my decision as one of Oregon’s twelve automatic delegates to the Democratic National Convention to support U.S. Senator Barack Obama of Illinois for President of the United Sates.

“I have waited until the end of this race to announce my decision out of respect for Senator Hillary Clinton, her campaign staff and passionate supporters who have made this closely contested primary an historic contest. No primary has drawn this kind of interest and participation from so many voters in so many states.

“In my view both candidates are capable of winning the election and becoming a great President. I can find no compelling reason not to represent the voters of Oregon who overwhelmingly chose Senator Obama. I do find many reasons to help bring this primary contest to a conclusion so that the Democratic Party may now focus on unity and the hard work necessary to elect our federal and state candidates.”

Pennsylvania

DNC Member Ian Murray said:

“I am now, after much thought and consideration, supporting Barack Obama for the presidency of the United States and will be voting for him at the convention in Denver. I have been a strong supporter of Hillary and Bill Clinton since 1991, having chaired and run Bill Clinton’s 1992 and 1996 campaigns in Erie County. I have continued until this time to endorse with all my heart the candidacy of Hillary Clinton. She has been a true champion of the Democratic ideals that are so important to voters of Northwestern Pennsylvania. It is clear to me though that Barack Obama has the required votes for nomination at the convention in Denver. Barack Obama’s message of change and his positions on health care, the Iraq war, the environment, the economy, and other issues vital to the Democratic Party have resonated with record numbers of voters including young voters, independents, and like-minded Republicans. I have been involved in running campaigns in Northwestern Pennsylvania since 1972, this epic contest between Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton has fortified in me the vitality of the Democratic Party and its hopes and vision for our future. I pledge all my support, my heart, and my passion for Barack Obama and will be working night and day in the coming days and weeks to bring the Obama and Clinton camps together and unify in Northwestern Pennsylvania as we begin our quest for that which all our futures and health depend, the election of Barack Obama.”

Virginia

Executive Director of the Virginia AFL-CIO Jim Leaman said:

“After a historical battle through every primary and caucus Senator Obama leads in elected pledged delegates to the Democratic National Convention. As a previous uncommitted delegate to the Democratic National Convention, I would like to pledge my support to Senator Barack Obama to be the Democratic nominee for President of the United States. I believe that Senator Obama is the right person, in the right place and at the right time to change politics in Washington from strict partisan warfare to one of jointly solving America’s problems. For me, Senator Barack Obama represents a new generation of leadership that will have to solve our problems in health care, social security, education, the environment, jobs, national security and the economy in the upcoming decade. The time has come to unite as democrats and turn our focus and attention to winning back the White House in November.”

billkapra said...

Folks,

THANK YOU!!!

I've been a lurker and occasional poster. You guys done amazing.

I know a little about working something from the ground up and just want to add my congratulations to others' on your class, quality and grace.

As you go on to bigger and better things, I hope you remember the lessons you learned here.

From my perspective, you succeeded especially by clearly expressing your foundational principles but, along the way, being receptive to constructive criticism and displaying flexibility when it was warranted.

You also showed grace and calm in the face of the uncensored weirdness of the web. Our fellow citizens out here range from the diligent to the distractable and you did a good job of responding to both.

Overall, great job! Once again, congratulations and good luck in all of your future endeavors.

With warm good wishes,

Another voice from the aether.

Vicki said...

uh, what he said. you done good. thanks for everything, I (personally) truly appreciate this.

Leah Texas4Obama said...

Nancy Pelosi, Reid, and Dean will endorse WEDNESDAY morning...

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/06/03/pelosi-reid-dean-to-go-pu_n_105052.html

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Paul Bradford said...

We're going to take this thing all the way to the convention!!

(by 'we' I mean the supporters of DCW.)

Vicki said...

from your mouth to god's ears, Leah!

WHEN WILL GORE COME OUT OF HIDING??

hey, if ti's 9:30 pm here, it's 11:30 in TX. and I'm about to crawl off to bed myself. Night!

Sarah said...

Thank you, thank you, thank you. DCW has done insurmountable work. I have logged onto your site everyday since Feb 5, the day I found you. Thank you!

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Miranda said...

Sorry, very tired...This claims Leach switched from Clinton

http://www.2theadvocate.com/news/19516209.html

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Doc said...

Thanks for all the hard work Matt and Oreo--Bye the bye--Patsy Arcenaux of Louiaiana is a switch from Clinton.

rich said...

Matt, Oreo and all the others here contributing -- yesterday was a marathon day.

Today looks to be the same.

Professionally well done, this site.

Karen Anne said...

Super work, guys.

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Dan-in-upstate-NY said...

Van Hollen (MD) for Obama:

http://www.npr.org/templates
/story/story.php?
storyId=91143057

Let Day 2 of the floodgates begin!

eja11950 said...

Back to work guys :)
That's if you're continuing until the last SD has endorsed.

Walter Mondale has switched from Clinton to Obama.

http://www.twincities.com/allheadlines/ci_9475540

Oreo said...

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