Alaska 2008 presidential primary and superdelegates

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Primary elections

Democratic presidential primary

The Alaska Democratic presidential caucus took place on Feb. 5th, 2008.

Delegate count

This chart shows the delegates to the Democratic National Convention in August 2008, who will elect the Democratic nominee for president. Listed are "pledged delegates" - those who were elected through the state's caucuses or primaries - and the "superdelegates" - those who are delegates by virtue of their party or elected office.

Delegate allotments for At-Large and PL/EO delegate types are both based on statewide totals. Therefore, the statewide totals need only be listed in the 'At-Large' row

Congressional District or Affiliation Clinton Vote [1] Obama Vote [1] Other Vote [1] Pledged Clinton [1] Pledged Obama [1] Superdelegate Superdelegate Status Agrees w/ voters? Accepted Donation(s) From Donation Amount
At Large 2,194 6,674 2 6 Republican n/a n/a
At-Large Pledged 2,194 6,674 0 2
PL/EO Pledged 1 2
DNC 1 John Davies Barack Obama[2] Yes
DNC 1 Patti Higgins Hillary Clinton[3] No
DNC 1 Blake Johnson Barack Obama [4] Yes
DNC 1 Cindy Spanyers Barack Obama [4] Yes
Add-On Unpledged 1 Tony Knowles Barack Obama[5] Yes

Totals:

Hillary Clinton Barack Obama Undeclared Total
Total superdelegate endorsements: 1

(0 wobblers)

4

(0 wobblers)

0

(0 wobbling Clinton, 0 wobbling Obama)

5
Total pledged delegates 3 10 n/a 13
Grand delegate total 4 14 0 16

Delegates in the following two categories are pledged delegates

"At-Large Pledged" delegates are pledged delegates and are apportioned according to the statewide popular vote.
"PL/EO Pledged" delegates are also apportioned according to the statewide popular vote but are selected from a pool of party leaders and elected officials.

Delegates in the following five categories are all unpledged superdelegates

"Dem. Governor" delegates are sitting Democratic governors.
"Dem. Senator" delegates are sitting Democratic senators.
"DNC" delegates are party officials.
"Distinguished Party Member" delegates are former Democratic Presidents, Vice-Presidents, Speakers of the House, Minority or Majority leader of either house of Congress, Governors, or DNC Chairmen.
"Add-On Unpledged" delegates are [To Be Determined].

You may use this list to confirm that the correct number of delegates and superdelegates are represented on the table.


Total number of delegates

Alaska receives a total of 18 delegates[6]

  • 13 pledged delegates
    • 8 district-level delegates
    • 3 at-large delegates
    • 2 party leaders/elected officials
  • 5 unpledged (superdelegate) delegates
    • 4 Democratic National Committee members
    • 0 members of Congress
    • 1 add-on unpledged delegate

Wobbler and leaner superdelegates

The list of "wobbler" and "leaner" superdelegates helps predict shifts as they change or hedge their endorsements. Click on a superdelegate's name in the main state chart above to see more details about their endorsement status. The full list of superdelegates from Alaska is here.

Articles and resources

See also

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Alaska Final, The Green Papers, May 24, 2008
  2. Sean Cockerham, "Alaska superdelegates could play key role in tight Democratic race," February 15, 2008
  3. Amanda Coyne, "The Obama campaign looks north, to the future," January 23, 2008
  4. 4.0 4.1 Two from Alaska, Politico.com, May 19, 2008
  5. Weekend Superdelegate Updates, DemConWatch, May 24, 2008
  6. Chart from the Democratic National Committee's website (direct pdf link).

External resources

  • DemConWatch - Best source for superdelegate endorsement info.
  • USAToday Election Central - Probably the best resource for votes. Pledged PL/EOs and At-Large delegates are shown at the bottom.
  • WashingtonPost.com - Adobe Acrobat document with full listing of superdelegates broken out by state and then type.
  • CapitalEye - Lists campaign contributions in last cycle.
  • PoliticalIndex.com - State political party links (the Washington Post link above should give complete information. However, if you need to follow up, try these links.
  • Politico.com - politico.com's page showing superdelegate status. If you click on the '+' icon for any state/territory, the list will expand and show the commitments. WARNING - This should not be considered a valid source for updating the table. It is however useful as a reference for finding source material. For instance, you can use a Google's news search to confirm a superdelegate's status as it is shown on politico.com.
  • PoliticalResources.com - Links to Secretary of State offices (for official election results).
  • Wikipedia's page on superdelegates - This list may supplement the info available at DemConWatch. Watch out for unsourced information, though.


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