Hawaii 2008 presidential primary and superdelegates

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Primary elections

Democratic presidential primary

The Hawaii Democratic presidential caucus will take place on Feb. 19th, 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

Hawaii'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 3925 11536 89 2 [2] 4 +1 Neil Abercrombie Barack Obama [3] Yes
2 4910 16811 155 2 5 +1 Mazie Hirono Barack Obama[4] Yes
At-Large Pledged 8835 28347 244 1 3
PL/EO Pledged 8835 28347 244 1 2
Dem. Senator 1 Daniel Akaka Barack Obama[5] Yes Clinton and Obama $10,000 from Clinton, $10,000 from Obama[6]
Dem. Senator 1 Dan Inouye Hillary Clinton [7] No
DNC 1 Brian Schatz Barack Obama [8] Yes
DNC 1 Kari Luna Barack Obama[8] Yes
DNC 1 Marie Dolly Strazar Barack Obama[9] Yes
DNC 1 Richard Port Hillary Clinton [10] No
Add-On Unpledged 1 James Burns Barack Obama [8] Yes


Hillary Clinton Barack Obama Undeclared Total
Total superdelegate endorsements: 2

(0 wobblers)


(0 wobblers)


(0 wobbling Clinton, 0 wobbling Obama)

Total pledged delegates 6 14 n/a 20
Grand delegate total 8 21 0 29

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 Hawaii is here.

Articles and resources

See also


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 USAToday Election Central
  2. The Green Papers The Green Papers - Hawaii Democratic Primary Results, accessed March 16, 2008
  3. Josephine Hearn, Obama Seeks Congressional Support for Presidential Race, The Politico, Feb 27, 2007
  4. "Congresswoman Mazie Hirono Endorses Barack Obama", HawaiiforObama.org, May 9, 2008
  5. Sen. Akaka Endorses Obama, Time.com, May 12, 2008
  6. CapitaleEye.com, "Money to Superdelegates," Accessed March 11, 2008.
  7. Clinton Campaign Press Release
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 Obama picks up three superdelegates from Hawaii Honolulu Advisor, May 26, 2008
  9. Obama Camp Release on Hawaii Superdelegate Endorsement, Time.com, May 12, 2008
  10. Derrick DePledge, Hawaii caucuses stirring lots of interest, Honolulu Advertiser, Feb 10, 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.

External articles