Florida 2008 presidential primary and superdelegates

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Primary elections

Democratic presidential primary

The Florida Democratic presidential primary election took place on Jan. 29th, 2008, but its delegates were stripped of their votes by the Democratic National Committee as a penalty for pushing it head of its scheduled place.

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

Superdeledate endorsements are maked with an asterisk ("*") due to Florida delegates being stripped of their votes by the Democratic National Committee as a penalty for pushing its primary ahead of its scheduled place.

Florida's Democratic Delegates
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
1 20086 20595 2863 Republican n/a n/a
2 34124 38020 5089 Allen Boyd Undeclared[2]
3 23302 43639 8173 +1* Corrine Brown Hillary Clinton[3]
4 26135 24650 19818 Republican n/a n/a
5 52335 21444 20078 Republican n/a n/a
6 34565 28157 19251 Republican n/a n/a
7 37267 23090 15132 Republican n/a n/a
8 34424 19459 10825 Republican n/a n/a
9 34400 18516 10940 Republican n/a n/a
10 35208 18249 10094 Republican n/a n/a
11 24684 28185 7588 +1* Kathy Castor Barack Obama [4] Obama $1,000[5]
12 31439 19621 12962 Republican n/a n/a
13 39045 21270 13717 Republican n/a n/a
14 33582 15699 10950 Republican n/a n/a
15 40455 21385 13756 Republican n/a n/a
16 40867 18395 14493 Tim Mahoney Undeclared[2] Obama $5,000[5]
17 30619 42044 3829 +1* Kendrick Meek Hillary Clinton[6]
18 25556 14516 5459 Republican n/a n/a
19 73099 19886 11305 +1* Bob Wexler Barack Obama[7]
20 50570 20408 9658 +1* Debbie Wasserman Schultz Hillary Clinton[8]
21 23783 14083 4533 Republican n/a n/a
22 39451 19228 10432 1* Ron Klein Barack Obama [9] Both $2,500 from Clinton & $11,000 from Obama[5]
23 26240 33128 4249 +1* Alcee Hastings Hillary Clinton[10]
24 36787 20352 13389 Republican n/a n/a
25 22963 12222 4354 Republican n/a n/a
At-Large Pledged
PL/EO Pledged
Dem. Senator 1* Bill Nelson Hillary Clinton[11] Both $10,000 from both Clinton & Obama[5]
DNC Karen Thurman Undeclared[2]
DNC Rudolph Parker Undeclared[2]
DNC Terrie Brady Undeclared[2]
DNC 1* Mitchell Ceasar Barack Obama [12]
DNC 1* Diane Glasser Barack Obama[13]
DNC 1* Janee Murphy Barack Obama[14]
DNC 1* Jon Ausman Hillary Clinton[15]
DNC Andrew Tobias Undeclared[2]
DNC 1* Raul Martinez Hillary Clinton[16]
DNC 1* Chuck Mohlke Hillary Clinton[17]
DNC 1* Allan Katz Barack Obama[18]
DNC 1* Joyce Cusack Barack Obama[19]
Distinguished Party Leaders 1* Ken Curtis Hillary Clinton [20]
Unpledged Add-on 1* Dan Gelber Barack Obama [21]
Unpledged Add-on Alex Sink Undeclared[2]
Unpledged Add-on Steve Geller Undeclared[2]

Totals:

Hillary Clinton Barack Obama Undeclared Total
Total superdelegate endorsements: 4.5 4.5 5.5 (Includes 1.5 Edwards) 18
Total pledged delegates 52.5 38.5 n/a 86
Grand delegate total 57 43 5.5 (Includes 1.5 Edwards) 105.5

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

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 Florida is here.

Articles and resources

See also

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 2008 Presidential Preference Election Results,Florida Department of State, February 20, 2008.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 Dem Con Watch [1] As of February 15, 2008
  3. "Florida Rep. Corrine Brown Endorses Clinton," HillaryClinton.com, June 25, 2007.
  4. Staff writer, "Kathy Castor endorses Obama," The Buzz:Florida Politics from St.Petersburg Times Staff, Feb. 20, 2008.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 CapitaleEye.com, "Money to Superdelegates," Accessed March 26, 2008.
  6. "Florida Rep. Kendrick Meek Endorses Clinton," HillaryClinton.com, June 13, 2007.
  7. Unknown Author, "Superdelegate race heats up," The Advocate, February 12, 2008.
  8. "Hillraisers," HillaryClinton.com.
  9. Superdelegate Endorsement List, DemConWatch", June 4, 2008
  10. Clinton campaign press release, "Clinton Names Florida Reps. Wasserman Schultz, Hastings National Campaign Co-Chairs,"
  11. Clinton campaign press release, "Hillary Clinton’s Remarks at Florida Victory Rally," HillaryClinton.com, January 29, 2008.
  12. Superdelegate Endorsement List, DemConWatch", June 4, 2008
  13. Superdelegate endorsements for Tuesday 6/3, DemConWatch, June 3, 2008
  14. Superdelegate endorsements for Monday 6/2, DemConWatch, June 2, 2008
  15. Superdelegate endorsements for Tuesday 6/3, DemConWatch, June 3, 2008
  16. "Clinton Campaign Announces Mayors Council," HillaryClinton.com, June 17, 2007
  17. Adam C. Smith, "Primary's done; how about voting again?" SPTimes.com, February 10, 2008.
  18. Bill Cotterell, "Obama making stop in Tallahassee," Tallahassee.com, August 24, 2007.
  19. "This day in superdelegates," Politico.com, As of March 28, 2008.
  20. "Former Maine Gov. Kenneth M. Curtis Endorses Clinton," Hillary Clinton.com, October 3, 2007.
  21. "I Choose Obama," The Gelber Blog, May 7, 2008

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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