Thursday, June 05, 2008

Superdelegate endorsements for Thursday 6/5

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Here's today's superdelegate endorsements. These endorsements will only be noted here, not on the full list of superdelegates.

Current superdelegate count: Obama 467.5, Clinton 249.5
Total delegate count: Obama 2233, Clinton 1889

And see the bottom for a Michigan add-on!

All endorsements for Obama:

Former House Speaker Tom Foley (WA) (switch from Clinton)
Rep. Jay Inslee (WA) (switch from Clinton)
Rep. Nikki Tsongas (MA)
Gov. Ted Strickland (OH) (switch from Clinton)
DNC Billi Gosh (VT) (switch from Clinton)
DNC Richard Ray (GA)
DNC Dick Cranwell (VA)
Rep. Diana DeGette (CO) (switch from Clinton)
Rep. Zach Space (OH)
DNC Chris Redfern (OH)
Rep. Alcee L. Hastings (FL)*
Rep. Corrine Brown (FL)*
Rep. Kendrick B. Meek (FL)*
Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL)*
Rep. Jim Matheson (UT)
DNC Helan Langan (UT) - Langan has been a special favorite at DemConWatch, straddling the line between Clinton and Uncommitted for months. Even today, her endorsement is rather weak:

"Since Hillary has withdrawn and Obama is the nominee, I will happily be supporting him for president."
All 23 members of the NY Congressional Delegation, all switches from Clinton: Anthony Weiner, Brian Higgins, Carolyn Maloney, Carolyn McCarthy, Charles Rangel, Edolphus Towns, Eliot Engel, Gary Ackerman, Gregory Meeks, Jerrold Nadler, John Hall, Jose Serrano, Joseph Crowley, Kirsten Gillibrand, Louise Slaughter, Maurice Hinchey, Michael Arcuri, Michael McNulty, Nita Lowey, Nydia Velazquez, Steve Israel, Timothy Bishop, Yvette D. Clarke

Sen. Sherrod Brown (OH)
Rep. Betty Sutton (OH) (Switch from Clinton)
Rep. Norm Dicks (WA) (Switch from Clinton)
Sen. Jim Webb (VA)
DNC Robert Rankin (CA)
Add-on Jim Hoffa (MI)#*

24 comments:

aec62 said...

Thanks for the update and for carrying on :)

aec62 said...

Thank you for the update :) Glad you are carrying on!

Pedro de Azevedo Peres said...

Thanks for the update.

ahoff48 said...

http://www.wsls.com/sls/news/local/article/dick_cranwell_endorses_obama/12103/

http://www.myfoxcolorado.com/myfox/pages/News/Detail?contentId=6706395&version=1&locale=EN-US&layoutCode=TSTY&pageId=3.2.1


http://www.coshoctontribune.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080605/UPDATES01/80605017

Matt said...

Former House Speaker Tom Foley (WA) (switch from Clinton)
Rep. Jay Inslee (WA) (switch from Clinton)
Rep. Nikki Tsongas (MA)
Gov. Ted Strickland (OH) (switch from Clinton)
DNC Billi Gosh (VT) (switch from Clinton)
DNC Richard Ray (GA)
DNC Dick Cranwell (VA)
Rep. Diana DeGette (CO) (switch from Clinton)
Rep. Zach Space (OH)

ahoff48 said...

http://www.coshoctontribune.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080605/UPDATES01/80605017

Utah -Jim Matheson.

ahoff48 said...

http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_9490345

oops, wrong paste. this is Matheson

Josh said...

Kevin Rodriquez of VI also switched to Obama this morning, but he switched back to Clinton this afternoon.

Jimmy said...

Rep. Betty Sutton switched from Clinton.

Leah Texas4Obama said...

Thursday 47 new supers for Obama!

http://my.barackobama.com/page/community/post/HQblog/gG5BXk


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Leah Texas4Obama said...

Josh -

LOL - that is hilarious!

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DCW - thank you for he update ;)

Richard said...

Thanks for the update. I am very glad you're keeping us informed.

Graham said...

You all are great!
*Could I ask that you please continue to update the table at least once or twice a day?

Reasons:
1)I know it's over, but there are a few people who need help seeing it is *really* over.

2) I can't find another source that is close to up to date. If there is could you provide a link?

3) The table is so helpful.

Just till BO is endorsed by HRC...

Thanks for your service and I am grateful for what you do!

Heather said...

bless you bless you bless you!!!!!

You are the BEST!

Heather

countjellybean said...

Great job! Keep the updates coming, even if it is once a day!

gabyforunity said...

Thank you so much for caring on. I've been lurking for months and didn't know what to do with no solid news today. I hope you continue on and in the future help educate us about electoral votes and all that will come. Once I found your site I have come to rely on your accurate and fair reporting and look forward to reading your blog during the convention.

Leah Texas4Obama said...

Regarding FRIDAY

From CNN...

On Friday, Democratic leaders in New York, including Gov. David Paterson, state legislators and city council members, plan to endorse Obama at a 1 p.m. news conference at New York's City Hall, the sources said.
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Russell G. said...

matt:

how about maintaining the list of who HASN'T yet endorsed, just so we get the pleasure of seeing that dwindle, AND so we can see who the last chickens are?

p smith said...

Gov Ted Strickland (OH) - switched from Clinton to Obama

http://www.cbsnews.com/blogs/2008/06/05/politics/horserace/entry4157282.shtml

Ground control to Al Gore. Come in please...

Rommie said...

Thanks for keeping this up.

I have to be honest your ticker was my biggest draw here and got me to read other things.

When you stopped updating it I kind of started visiting here less. I'm glad to see the numbers were updated this morning, but could you please also update the chart?

Thanks!

Matt said...

We'll do one more list tonight, and while we won't update the complete lists, we'll post a list of those supers who were never heard from.

Leah Texas4Obama said...

Looks like on the Obama website they added two more to yesterday's announcement of 47 SDs now it says 49.

* DNC Member Garry Shay (CA)
* DNC Member Yolanda Caraway (D.C.)

Leah Texas4Obama said...

Harry Reid endorsed Obama on CNN - video on CNN.com

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Matt said...

Friday endorsement list had been posted.