Illinois 2008 presidential primary and superdelegates

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Primary elections

Democratic presidential primary

The Illinois Democratic presidential primary election 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


Illinois' 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 21,870 145,921 1,695 0 8 +1 Bobby Rush Barack Obama[2] Yes Obama $4,000[3]
2 21,280 149,279 1,262 0 8 +1 Jesse Jackson Jr. Barack Obama[4] Yes Obama $6,100[3]
3 57,923 61,834 5,521 3 3 +1 Dan Lipinski Barack Obama[5] Yes
4 37,272 39,759 1,488 2 2 +1 Luis Gutierrez Barack Obama[6] Yes Obama $4,000[3]
5 52,671 67,499 3,928 3 3 +1 Rahm Emanuel Barack Obama [7] Yes
6 34,674 50,354 1,534 2 2 Republican n/a n/a
7 24,794 137,335 1,462 1 7 +1 Danny Davis Barack Obama[2] Yes Obama $4,000[3]
8 31,129 50,344 1,708 2 2 +1 Melissa Bean Barack Obama[6] Yes Clinton and Obama $2,500 from Clinton, $19,000 from Obama[3]
9 50,273 76,838 3,094 2 4 +1 Jan Schakowsky Barack Obama[6] Yes Obama $1,000[3]
10 39,861 66,040 1,808 2 3 Republican n/a n/a
11 35,223 52,222 2,408 2 3 Republican n/a n/a
12 41,407 59,780 5,584 2 3 +1 Jerry Costello Barack Obama[6] Yes
13 41,603 67,377 2,056 2 3 Republican n/a n/a
14 30,795 55,072 1,942 1 3 +1 Bill Foster Barack Obama[6] Yes
15 23,775 45,458 2,732 1 3 Republican n/a n/a
16 27,607 48,606 1,704 1 3 Republican n/a n/a
17 32,668 52,404 3,667 2 3 +1 Phil Hare Barack Obama[6] Yes Obama $5,000
18 25,090 46,400 2,810 1 3 Republican n/a n/a
19 38,015 45,712 6,047 2 3 Republican n/a n/a
At-Large Pledged 667,930 1,318,234 52,450 11 22
PL/EO Pledged 7 13
Dem. Governor 1 Rod Blagojevich Barack Obama [8] Yes Clinton $2,999[3]
Dem. Senator 1 Barack Obama Barack Obama [9] Yes
Dem. Senator 1 Dick Durbin Barack Obama [10] Yes Obama $5,000[3]
DNC 1 Constance Howard Barack Obama [11] Yes
DNC 1 Margaret Blackshere Barack Obama [12] Yes
DNC 1 Hon. Emil Jones Jr. Barack Obama [4] Yes
DNC 1 Hon. Iris Martinez Barack Obama [13] Yes
DNC 1 Tom Hynes Barack Obama [14] Yes
DNC 1 Willie Barrow Barack Obama [15] Yes
DNC 1 Michael Madigan Barack Obama [16] Yes
DNC 1 John Rednour Barack Obama [17] Yes
DNC 1 Steve Powell Barack Obama[18] Yes
DNC 1 Carol Ronen Barack Obama[19] Yes
DNC Edward M. Smith Undeclared[20]
DNC 1 Darlena Wiliams-Burnett Barack Obama[21] Yes
DNC 1 Margie Woods Barack Obama[22] Yes
Add-On Unpledged 1 Richard M. Daley Barack Obama[23] Yes
Add-On Unpledged 1 Barbara Flynn Currie Barack Obama[23] Yes
Add-On Unpledged 1 Todd Stroger Barack Obama[23] Yes


Totals:

Hillary Clinton Barack Obama Undeclared Total
Total superdelegate endorsements: 0 29 1 30
Total pledged delegates 49 104 n/a 153
Grand delegate total 49 133 1 183

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 Illinois is here.

Articles and resources

See also

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 "Illinois Democratic Delegation 2008," TheGreenPapers.com, Accessed March 17, 2008.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Hazel Trice Edney, "Congressional Black Caucus Split Between Clinton and Obama," NNPA, provided by New America Media, January 8, 2008.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 3.7 CapitaleEye.com, "Money to Superdelegates," Accessed March 11, 2008.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Krissah Williams, "Jackson Jr.: Obama Has Taken Up His Father's Torch," The Washington Post, October 23, 2007.
  5. " Congressman Lipinski backs Obama for president", The Associated Press, presented by the Chicago Sun-Times, March 26, 2008
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 6.5 Josephine Hearn, "Obama Seeks Congressional Support for Presidential Race," Politico.com, February 27, 2007.
  7. Superdelegate Endorsement List, DemConWatch", June 4, 2008
  8. "Gov. Blagojevich Releases Statement On Obama," NBC5.com, February 10, 2007.
  9. Official Barack Obama for President website
  10. Lynn Sweet, "Obama Superdelegate Hunters In Quiet Capitol Hill Huddle," Chicago Sun-Times, February 13, 2008.
  11. Official Barack Obama Campaign website
  12. David Beery, "The super power of super votes," Daily Herald, February 19, 2008.
  13. Michael Negron, "Culture and Politics at the Manchester Latino Festival," 'Community Blog Post, on Official Barack Obama Campaign website, August 19, 2007.
  14. Josephine Hearn, "Obama Seeks Congressional Support for Presidential Race," Politico.com, February 27, 2007.
  15. "Testimonials from People of Faith," Barack Obama Campaign website.
  16. Ray Long, "Madigan predicts Obama will win Democratic presidential nomination," ChicagoTribune.com, January 8, 2008.
  17. Mike Riopell, "Superdelegate name game causes confusion", TheSouthern.com, February 20, 2008
  18. Huffington Post OTB, "IL Superdelegate Predicts Statewide Superdelegate Sweep For Obama," Huffington Post OTB, February 26, 2008.
  19. Abdon M. Pallasch, "4 state superdelegates yet to take sides", Chicago Sun Times, March 5, 2008
  20. DemConWatch, "Illinois Superdelegate Williams-Burnett Endorses Obama" demconwatch.blogspot.com, March 5, 2008.
  21. The Page, "IObama Release on Illinois Superdelegate" Time.com, accessed March 17, 2008.
  22. 23.0 23.1 23.2 "Obama picks up 3 more Illinois superdelegates: Daley, Currie and Stroger.",Sun Times, May 3, 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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