Superdelegates Reluctant to Settle Obama-Clinton Battle

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

Washington (AP) With the Barack Obama-Hillary Clinton battle for the democratic presidential nomination continuing, attention is focusing on so-called superdelegates.

They're various party officials, including all democratic governors and members of congress, who are not bound by any primary or caucus votes.

This year, the decision could be up to the superdelegates because neither candidate has a realistic chance of winning enough “pledged” delegates in the remaining primaries and caucuses before the late-august convention. Nearly 450 superdelegates have declared their choices, breaking in Clinton's favor but not by enough to wipe out Obama's overall delegate lead. And they're free to change their minds.

Another 270 or so superdelegates remain undeclared, and scores of them tell the Associated Press they intend to stay that way, at least through next month's Pennsylvania primary.

Some of the delegates say the protracted Obama-Clinton struggle is good for the party, but others are afraid it will damage the eventual winner and help republican John McCain.

KKCO NBC 11 News
2531 Blichmann Avenue
Grand Junction, CO 81505

Station Phone: 970.243.1111
Business Fax: 970.243.1770
Newsroom Fax: 970.245.3793
News Tip & Contest Line: 970.255.8477
Copyright © 2002-2016 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 16334066 -
Gray Television, Inc.