Louisiana 2008 presidential primary and superdelegates

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Primary elections

Democratic presidential primary

The Louisiana Democratic presidential primary election took place on Feb. 9th, 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

Louisiana's Democratic Delegates
Congressional District or Affiliation Clinton Vote Obama Vote Other Vote Pledged Clinton [1] Pledged Obama [1] Superdelegate Superdelegate Status Agrees w/ voters? Accepted Donation(s) From Donation Amount
1 19,114 16,846 2,792 2 2 Republican n/a n/a
2 13,070 43,164 1,237 2 [2] 3 [2] +1 William Jefferson Barack Obama[3] Yes
3 19,505 28,089 3,419 2 4 Charlie Melancon Undeclared[4] Obama $5,000[5]
4 19,800 27,654 3,917 2 3 Republican n/a n/a
5 18,532 28,590 4,836 2 4 Republican n/a n/a
6 24,361 46,140 6,716 2 3 Don Cazayoux (Special Election) [6] Undeclared
7 21,471 28,431 3,493 3 3 n/a n/a
At-Large Pledged 136,959 220,588 26,801 5 7 n/a n/a n/a
PL/EO Pledged 136,959 220,588 26,801 3 4 n/a n/a n/a
Dem. Senator 1 Mary Landrieu Barack Obama [7] Yes Obama $10,000[5]
DNC 1 Patsy Arceneaux Barack Obama [8] Yes
DNC 1 Renee Gill Pratt Hillary Clinton[9] No
DNC 1 Ben L. Jeffers Barack Obama[10] Yes
DNC 1 Claude "Buddy" Leach Hillary Clinton[11] No
DNC 1 Chris Whittington Hillary Clinton[12] No
DNC Elsie Burkhalter Undeclared[4]
Add-On Unpledged 1 Ray Nagin Barack Obama[13] Yes


Hillary Clinton Barack Obama Undeclared Total
Total superdelegate endorsements: 3 5 3 11
Total pledged delegates 23 33 n/a 56
Grand delegate total 26 38 3 67

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 Louisiana is here.

Articles and resources

See also


  1. 1.0 1.1 USA TODAY's Louisiana Primary results February 16, 2008.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "LA Final Results", The Green Papers, Retrieved May 10, 2008
  3. William Jefferson endorses Obama, TheAdvertizer.com, June 3, 2008
  4. 4.0 4.1 Dem Con Watch As of February 15, 2008
  5. 5.0 5.1 CapitaleEye.com, "Money to Superdelegates," Accessed March 11, 2008.
  6. Politico.com"Jenkins v. Cazayoux in special election", May 3, 2008
  7. Superdelegate Endorsement List, DemConWatch", June 4, 2008
  8. Superdelegate Endorsement List, DemConWatch", June 4, 2008
  9. Gerard Shields, "La. to help pick nominee," The Advocate, February 18, 2008.
  10. Gerard Shields, "La. to help pick nominee," The Advocate, February 18, 2008.
  11. Saturday’s Super Battle, Time.com, May 31, 2008
  12. Superdelegate endorsements for Monday 6/2, DemConWatch, June 2, 2008
  13. Rep. Joe Donnelly and LA Add-on Ray Nagin Endorse Obama, DemConWatch, May 13, 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