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Not counting Michigan, Clinton has picked up 2 supers today, Obama has picked up 1.
Obama has also picked up 2 superdelegates from Michigan.
California Representative Pete Stark has endorsed Barack Obama
“Senator Barack Obama has captured the imagination of Americans in a way we’ve not seen for decades. He’s inspired millions of young people to register to vote and join the ranks of our Democratic Party, he’s consistently opposed the war, he advocates universal health care, and he delivers a message that transcends party politics at the same time.
“I have the greatest respect for Senator Clinton and for her many years of service, but I believe the time has come to unify our party. The outcome we need in November is a Democratic President. To achieve that, we must turn our focus squarely on Senator McCain and his quest to continue another four years of the failed Bush agenda.
“Barack Obama is the person we need as the next President of the United States of America. I’m excited to help him achieve that goal.”
Clinton gets an endorsement from California DNC member Keith Umemoto
Clinton lost a delegate based on the updated results, but she picked up a California superdelegate who made his choice public Friday after privately endorsing Clinton months ago.And we've now added Rep. Brad Ellsworth of Indiana for Clinton. When his support for Clinton was first announced a week ago, we, and others, hesitated to put him on Clinton's list:
Keith Umemoto of Sacramento told the AP Friday that he has endorsed Clinton.
But Ellsworth's support is quite qualified. So much so that ABC News is not counting him as a Clinton superdelegate, per his office's instructions.However, today, Ellsworth has clarified how he would like to be listed:
Ellsworth spokeswoman Liz Farrar tells ABC News' Karen Travers that "this should not be taken as an endorsement. The Congressman is not endorsing either candidate.
Some groups are still putting Ellsworth down as undecided when it comes to his super delegate vote. He doesn't see it that way. He said he's been clear all along.If the Congressman from Indiana wants to be listed under Clinton for voting purposes, who are we to deny him.
Finally, Obama picks up two supers from Michigan, as the supers from Florida and Michigan, quiet for months, start to make their decisions known. First, DNC member Virgie Rollins:
"His supporters have worked so hard to organize in Michigan," said Virgie Rollins, a Democratic superdelegate and Obama support from Detroit. "We feel really good that he's coming. It's almost a reward for them." - The Detroit NewsAnd second, from the National Democratic County Officials organization, DNC member Eric Coleman:
Likewise, Oakland County Commissioner Eric Coleman, president of the National Association of Counties, said he’s been a solid Obama supporter for about a month. “Number one, we need a fresh approach,” he said. - Detroit Free Press