Massachusetts 2008 presidential primary and superdelegates
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Democratic presidential primary
The Massachusetts Democratic presidential primary election took place on Feb. 5th, 2008.
- See also the 2008 federal election calendar (U.S.) and the embeddable Google calendar of the presidential primary dates and the congressional primary dates.
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||Obama Vote||Other Vote||Pledged Clinton||Pledged Obama||Superdelegate||Superdelegate Status||Agrees w/ voters?||Accepted Donation(s) From||Donation Amount|
|1||62,414||49,634||3,325||3||3 +1||John Olver||Barack Obama|
|2||65,032||41,651||3,422||4 +1||2||Richard Neal||Hillary Clinton||Yes|
|3||67,258||38,611||3,669||4 +1||2||Jim McGovern||Hillary Clinton||Yes|
|4||77,851||50,736||3,095||4 +1||3||Barney Frank||Hillary Clinton||Yes|
|5||68,631||46,811||3,722||3||2||Niki Tsongas||Barack Obama||Obama||$5,000|
|8||50,378||72,090||2,485||2||4 +1||Mike Capuano||Barack Obama||Yes|
|9||77,759||52,314||5,065||4 +1||2||Stephen Lynch||Hillary Clinton||Yes|
|10||74,634||53,714||4,513||4||3 +1||Bill Delahunt||Barack Obama||No|
|Dem. Governor||1||Deval Patrick||Barack Obama||No|
|Dem. Senator||1||John Forbes Kerry||Barack Obama||No|
|Dem. Senator||1||Edward M. Kennedy||Barack Obama||No||Clinton & Obama||$10,000 from Clinton, $4,200 from Obama|
|DNC||1||Gus Bickford||Hillary Clinton||Yes|
|DNC||1||Raymond Jordan||Barack Obama||No|
|DNC||1||Elaine C. Kamarck||Hillary Clinton||Yes|
|DNC||1||Debra Kozikowski||Barack Obama|
|DNC||1||David M. O'Brien||Barack Obama||No|
|DNC||James Roosevelt Jr||Undeclared|
|DNC||1||Diane Saxe||Hillary Clinton||Yes|
|DNC||1||Alan Solomont||Barack Obama||No|
|DNC||1||John Walsh||Barack Obama||No|
|DNC||1||Margaret D. Xifaras||Barack Obama||No|
|Distinguished Party Leaders||1||Debra DeLee||Hillary Clinton||Yes|
|Distinguished Party Leaders||1||Steve Grossman||Hillary Clinton||Yes|
|Distinguished Party Leaders||1||Paul G. Kirk Jr||Barack Obama||No|
|Add-On Unpledged||1||Arthur Powell||Hillary Clinton||Yes|
|Add-On Unpledged||1||Martha Coakley||Hillary Clinton|
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
Massachusetts receives a total of 121 delegates
- 93 pledged delegates
- 61 district-level delegates
- 20 at-large delegates
- 12 party leaders/elected officials
- 28 unpledged (superdelegate) delegates
- 10 Democratic National Committee members
- 12 members of Congress
- 1 Democratic Governor
- 3 distinguished party leaders
- 2 add-on unpledged delegate
Wobbler and leaner superdelegates
Articles and resources
- Portal:Superdelegate Transparency Project
- U.S. presidential election, 2008
- Portal:2008 U.S. Congressional Elections
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 USA TODAY Massachusetts Primary Results February 14, 2008
- ↑ Superdelegate endorsements for Tuesday 6/3, DemConWatch, June 3, 2008
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 Roll Call, 2008 Presidential Endorsement List  February 14, 2008
- ↑ Peter Reuell, "Tsongas throws support to Obama", MetroWest Daily News, June 5, 2008
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 CapitaleEye.com, "Money to Superdelegates," Accessed March 23, 2008.
- ↑ 6.0 6.1 6.2 Dem Con Watch  As of February 15, 2008
- ↑ Frank Phillips, "Patrick to back Obama's campaign," Boston Globe, Oct. 18, 2007.
- ↑ "Kerry endorses Obama for president," AP, Jan. 10, 2008.
- ↑ "Sen. Kennedy endorses Barack Obama," AP, Jan. 28, 2008.
- ↑ 10.0 10.1 Karen Jeffrey, "Democratic candidates out to get party insiders", Cape Cod Times, February 24, 2008
- ↑ John C. Drake, "Pressure's on Mass. superdelegates," The Boston Globe, provided by boston.com, February 13, 2008.
- ↑ John C. Drake, "Pressure's on Mass. superdelegates," Boston Globe, Feb. 13, 2008.
- ↑ Superdelegate endorsements for Monday 6/2, DemConWatch, June 2, 2008
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- ↑ Martha Bebinger, "Tight Race for Dems in MA," WBUR, Feb. 4, 2008.
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- ↑ Foon Rhee, "Massachusetts superdelegate backs Obama", Boston.com Political Intelligence, February 21, 2008
- ↑ David Riley/Daily News staff, "Local superdelegates could have say", The Daily News Transcript, February 16, 2008
- ↑ "Collateral Damage?", CQ Politics, April 28, 2008
- ↑ "http://firstread.msnbc.msn.com/archive/2008/05/10/1007521.aspx", MSNBC First Read, May 10, 2008
- ↑ , DemConWatch, May 20, 2008
- ↑ Chart from the Democratic National Committee's website (direct pdf link).
- 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.