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Obama leads so far today with 3 superdelegates:
Maryland DNC member Greg Pecoraro endorsed Obama
“Today, I am very excited to join the large majority of Maryland Democrats who expressed their enthusiasm for Senator Obama’s candidacy in our state’s presidential primary. Like them, I believe Barack Obama is the right leader for our time. With Barack Obama as our nominee and as our President, we have real hope that a new way of governing the nation is at hand. I strongly believe that Senator Obama offers us the best opportunity we have had for many years to turn away from the politics of division and despair, and look towards an America of opportunity and progress."Kansas Democrats picked their add-on superdelegate, Lt. Governor Mark Parkinson. Parkinson, who endorsed Obama in February, said today:
"I have endorsed Barack Obama, and I look forward to voting for him in August," Parkinson said. "We have to make some major changes in the direction of the country, and I'm completely convinced that he is the person who can bring the country together and lead us to that change." - Fort Mill TimesUpdate: Parkinson's got a very interesting history. From Wikipedia:
Parkinson entered Kansas politics as a Republican in 1990. He served in the Kansas state house from 1991-1992 and the senate from 1993-1997. From 1999-2003 he was Chairman of the Kansas Republican Party.He was the Chairman of the Kansas Republican Party. Now he's a possible Democratic candidate for Governor in two years. One of a number of former Kansas Republicans who have left the party.
On May 31, 2006, Governor Kathleen Sebelius announced that Parkinson had switched parties and was her running mate for her reelection campaign
Colorado Democrats have picked, as expected, Federico Pena as their add-on superdelegate.
"Every delegate count is important for the national convention in August," said Pena. "We're fighting for every delegate. This has always been about delegates. That's what this primary campaign has been about, so my election this afternoon is important. It adds another one to the column."
Pena is a national co-chairman for Obama.