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So far today Obama has 5.5 superdelegate votes to Clinton's 2. Obama has a total of 7 endorsements today which equal 5.5 superdelegate votes.
Connecticut State Chair Nancy DiNardo has endorsed Obama
Virginia DNC member Jerome Wiley Segovia has endorsed Obama.
“Senator Barack Obama has helped to energize thousands upon thousands of Democrats in Connecticut and across the country. He has inspired the electorate and won their confidence by demonstrating sound judgment, strength of spirit, dedication to those in need, and belief in the transforming power of community. Although we are blessed to have two outstanding candidates for the Democratic nomination this year, Senator Obama was the choice of Connecticut Democrats on February 5th, and he is my choice to head the ticket in November.
"While sharing the valuable international experience of spending a portion of my formative years overseas in a similar fashion as Senator Obama, I am excited to add my support to a campaign that has clearly demonstrated a commitment to an inclusive national field campaign, has shattered all previous campaign fundraising records, and is supportive of alternative sources of energy to begin to solve our energy crisis. I believe that with Senator Obama's leadership the DNC and all Democratic party groups and programs can continue building upon the amazing progress already begun by Governor Dean and his team."
Louisiana Party Chair Chris Whittington endorses Clinton
Michigan DNC member Brenda Lawrence has endorsed Obama
“Hillary Clinton has what it takes to turn around our economy and rebuild the middle class,” Whittington said. “There is no question that she is the strongest Democrat to go toe-to-toe with John McCain in a general election. It is our responsibility as automatic delegates to choose the candidate we believe best fit to beat Senator McCain. That candidate is Senator Clinton.”
"I was undecided, but he's worked hard to show that he's the best candidate," Lawrence said before Obama arrived at the high school, where 2,000 supporters waited in excited anticipation for the probable Democratic presidential nominee.
"The beauty of it is that we have two strong, dynamic candidates," she said. "But the reality is that the numbers have to add up."
Michigan DNC member Lu Battaglieri has endorsed Obama
NY DNC member Irene Stein has endorsed Clinton
“This has been the most difficult political decision I have ever had to make in my entire career,” Stein wrote in a press release.Florida DNC member Janee Murphy has endorsed Obama
“Our county voted by a strong majority for Barack Obama in the Democratic primary,” she said. “On the other hand, the New York State Democratic Committee, who elected me to my position, seems to be overwhelmingly for Sen. Clinton, as is our state’s delegation to the convention.”
Stein’s memo contained several reasons to pledge her support to Clinton, including an opinion that Clinton is stronger against presumptive Republican nominee Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., in the general election and noted that she has won key states during the primary and caucus season.
“Today I am officially a Florida delegate and I think it is essential now to unite behind Senator Obama to defeat Senator McCain in the fall. I am ready now to pick up the tools that we have been given by coming together and moving forward to secure Florida for the Democrats. With Florida and Michigan a part of the equation that there is no doubt in my mind that we can come together and it is my job now to hit the ground running and help deliver Florida. As a single African American mother, I feel personally about securing a better future for my daughter, and I truly believe Senator Obama will bring the kind of change our country needs.”Washington DNC member David McDonald has endorsed Obama
Seattle attorney and Democratic National Committee member David McDonald says he is endorsing Barack Obama for the party's presidential nomination.
McDonald had been holding off making an endorsement until after this past weekend's rules committee meeting in Washington, D.C., where he was one of 30 members deciding what to do with the disputed delegates from Michigan and Florida.
In an e-mail statement to The Associated Press, McDonald says Obama's candidacy "has brought astounding new energy and hope to the Democratic Party nationwide."
SC Representative Jim Clyburn has endorsed Obama.
Note: Green Papers has moved two of John Edwards' Florida delegates over to Obama. Each gets half a vote so Obama's total goes up by one.
The South Carolina congressman told The Associated Press on Monday that he has started to phone the state's superdelegates to ask them to get behind one candidate. When asked whether that candidate was Obama, Clyburn said yes. - AP