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Includes 6 delegates from South Dakota. Obama has won the nomination!
Clinton has two endorsements 1.5 superdelegate votes. She has also lost 4 endorsements for a total of -2.5 votes
Former President Jimmy Carter has made his intentions very clear and he has been added for Obama
Added Michigan DNC member Tina Abbott for Obama
“I am endorsing Senator Obama because he has spent his career standing up for working families. He has a plan to protect American workers and their families, and retool our manufacturing base to keep jobs here at home and strengthen our economy. As president, I know that Barack Obama will continue on his commitment to protect American workers' right to organize and he will make universal health care a reality for all our families. We cannot afford four more years of the failed Bush economic policies which John McCain is offering. Barack Obama brings the change our country needs and American workers deserve, and I am proud to endorse him today."Switched DNC Ben Johnson (DC) from Clinton to Obama
“It’s time to close ranks behind Barack Obama, who has run an outstanding campaign and made many of us proud. This is no way diminishes my respect and admiration for Senator Clinton, who is a fine public servant who I have known for many years. But it is clear that Senator Obama has the momentum needed to help us win in November and I am proud to endorse him today.”
Switched DNC Kamil Hasan (CA) from Clinton to Obama
“I am endorsing Senator Obama as Democratic Party’s nominee not only because he has clearly won more pledged delegates, but I sincerely believe that he can provide the necessary leadership in taking this country in a new direction at this critical juncture in our history. Fortunately, we have had two excellent candidates. I have great admiration for Senator Clinton and the way she has run a spirited, high energy, issues based campaign. I am looking forward to continue to energize the Indo-American and the South-Asian communities in ensuring that Senator Obama becomes the next President of the United States. His election as the President of the United States will not only help unite a very divided nation, but elevate the image of the United States in the world to a level not seen since John Kennedy was the President.”Florida DNC member Diane Glasser has endorsed Obama
“It is time for our Party and our country to come together and reach closure in this process. It is time to move on and elect a president who will take on John McCain and win in the fall. Senator Obama is the leader in delegates and we need to rise to this moment and move forward toward victory in November.”California Representative Maxine Waters has switched from Clinton to Obama
“Senator Hillary Clinton has run a superb campaign and has proven to be a hard worker while gaining the support of many key constituencies that will be essential for Democratic success in November," she said in a statement. “Despite that, Senator Obama’s delegate numbers more than describe the enthusiasm for his candidacy and I believe that by the end of the day, he will have the necessary numbers to become the Democratic Party nominee for President."Added DNC John Daniello (DE) for Obama
“It is now time to close ranks and time for all remaining delegates to put their support behind the presumptive nominee, Senator Obama. Senator Obama has run an effective campaign and has overcome many obstacles to create an energy that has brought many new Democrats into the party," Waters also said. "Together, both of these candidates have generated an unprecedented involvement in Democratic Party politics. This is something that all Democrats can be proud of."
“Senator Obama has inspired Democrats across the country over the course of this primary, and we saw here in Delaware that his appeal will help our candidates up and down the ballot. As a state party chairman, I know how valuable this contest has been in energizing the grassroots, and I wanted every state to be able to participate and reap the benefits of this historic race. Now that all of the primaries and caucuses are behind us, I believe it’s time for Democrats to unite in taking on John McCain, and I'm pleased to be joined by Rhett Ruggerio and Secretary Windsor in endorsing Barack Obama for president,”Added DNC Harriet Smith-Windsor (DE) for Obama
“As a superdelegate from Delaware, I am representing the people of my state, where Barack Obama won in our primary. Senator Obama is an outstanding candidate who will unify the Democratic Party and be a strong candidate to beat Senator McCain in the November election,”Switched DNC Rhett Ruggerio (DE) from Clinton to Obama
“The Democratic Party has been blessed with two incredibly strong and extremely capable candidates. Its time though, that we as a Party, unite behind our nominee and begin to focus all of our energy on the general election. Senator Obama has proven that he has the vision, the fortitude and the character to effect real change and lead us to victory in November,”Kansas Rep. Dennis Moore has endorsed Obama
Maryland DNC member Belkis (Bel) Leong-Hong has endorsed Obama.
LA Rep. William Jefferson for Obama.
WY DNC Cindy Nunley for Clinton.
PA Rep. Bob Brady for Obama
MI DNC Mike Tardiff for Obama
NH Ray Buckley for Obama
OR Frank Dixon for Obama
AZ Don Bivens for Obama
Update: The Obama Campaign has just issued a press release with 10 additional Edwards delegates that have switched their vote to Obama. We are working with Green Papers to make an update. We have added 7.5 Edwards delegates for Obama
Reported upcoming endorsements: Sen Herb Kohl (WI), Rep. Jerry McNerney (CA), DNC Ralph Dawson (NY), Gov. Bill Ritter (CO), Sen Ken Salazar (CO), Gov. Brian Schweitzer (MT), Sen. Max Baucus (MT), Sen. Jon Tester (MT), Dennis McDonald (MT) and Margaret Campbell who endorsed Obama but had to back down due to her vice-chair position in the Montana Democratic Party.