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Thursday, April 03, 2008

Delegates breaking their silence and possible alliance with HRC

Since Gov. Bill Richardson endorsement there has been a stream of support towards Sen. Obama: Pennsylvania Sen. Bob Casey and this week, Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar and Wyoming Gov. Dave Freudenthal.

Now committed and uncommitted superdelegates are braking their silence:
  • Former President of the United States, Jimmy Carter has hinted that he might cast his vote for Senator Barack Obama. “We are very interested in the primaries. Don’t forget that Obama won in my state of Georgia. My town which is home to 625 people is for Obama, my children and their spouses are pro- Obama. My grandchildren are also pro- Obama. As a Super Delegate, I would not disclose who I am rooting for but I leave you to make that guess,"
  • New Jersey Gov. Jon Corzine, a Clinton superdelegate, just said on CNBC's Squawk Box that he reserves the right to change his vote from Hillary Clinton if she doesn't have the popular vote. He stopped short of saying that he definitely would change his vote if she lost the popular vote and he did strongly emphasize that Sen. Clinton would win the popular vote in the end.
  • Washington State Sen. Maria Cantwell, another Clinton super, has said similar things regarding the popular vote.
Update:
  • Pennsylvania Rep. John Murtha said today if Hillary in trailing Obama in total caucus and primary votes she can't be the nominee.
According to Bloomberg News which has a great breakdown on Superdelegate and who they are supporting, Obama leading in U.S. House freshmen 16 to 6 and 40% are from "red states", he also has support of 99 lawmakers and governors, compared to Clinton's 96. In January Clinton enjoyed more then double the support within the same group, 91 to 43.

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