Minnesota 2008 presidential primary and superdelegates

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Primary elections

Democratic presidential primary

The Minnesota Democratic presidential caucus took place on Feb. 5th, 2008.

Minnesota's Democratic Delegates
Congressional District or Affiliation Clinton Vote [1] Obama Vote [1] Other Vote [1] Pledged Clinton [2] Pledged Obama [2] Superdelegate Superdelegate Status Agrees w/ voters? Accepted Donation(s) From Donation Amount
1 5702 9288 258 2 3 +1 Tim Walz Barack Obama[3] Yes Obama $7,500[4]
2 7579 14250 341 2 3 Republican n/a n/a
3 9686 18317 234 2 4 Republican n/a n/a
4 11782 25826 485 2 5 +1 Betty McCollum Barack Obama[5] Yes
5 16415 46637 719 2 6 +1 Keith Ellison Barack Obama[6] Yes Obama $6,500[4]
6 6905 11866 289 2 3 Republican n/a n/a
7 4465 6305 251 2 3 Collin Peterson Undeclared
8 6460 9620 386 2 4 +1 Jim Oberstar Barack Obama[7] Yes
At-Large Pledged 68,994 142,109 2,963 5 11
PLEO 68,994 142,109 2,963 3 6
Dem. Senator 1 Amy Klobuchar Barack Obama[8] Yes Both $10,000 from both Clinton & Obama[4]
DNC 1 Donna Cassutt Barack Obama[9] Yes
DNC 1 Ken Foxworth Barack Obama[10] Yes
DNC 1 Nancy Larson Barack Obama[11] Yes
DNC 1 Brian Melendez Barack Obama[9] Yes
DNC 1 Mee Moua Barack Obama [12] Yes
DNC 1 Rick Stafford Barack Obama [13] Yes
DNC 1 Jackie Stevenson Hillary Clinton[12] No
Distinguished Party Leaders 1 Walter Mondale Barack Obama [14] Yes
Add-On Unpledged TBD 6/7/2008
Add-On Unpledged TBD 6/7/2008


Hillary Clinton Barack Obama Undeclared Total
Total superdelegate endorsements: 1 12 1 (+2 unnamed add-ons) 14 (+2 unnamed add-ons)
Total pledged delegates 24 48 n/a 72
Grand delegate total 25 60 1 (+2 unnamed add-ons) 86 (+2 unnamed add-ons)

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 Minnesota is here.

Articles and resources

See also


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Minnesota Secretary of State, 2008 Democratic Primary Results (Note: results by congrssional district are only available in the format shown
  2. 2.0 2.1 USA TODAY Minnesota Primary Results[1] March 17, 2008
  3. [2]
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 CapitaleEye.com, "Money to Superdelegates," Accessed March 28, 2008.
  5. [3]
  6. [4]
  7. [5]
  8. Frederic J. Frommer, Associated Press, "Minn. Sen. Amy Klobuchar endorses Barack Obama, giving him another superdelegate supporter," Star Tribune, March 31, 2008.
  9. 9.0 9.1 "Obama picks up two more superdelegates in Minnesota", mncampaignreport.com, Feb 29, 2008
  10. [6]
  11. "Today on the Presidential Campaign Trail", The Associated Press, presented by Google News, April 13, 2008
  12. 12.0 12.1 "Mee Moua listed as Obama endorser", Minn Post, March 30, 2008
  13. Superdelegate Endorsement List, DemConWatch", June 4, 2008
  14. Superdelegate Endorsement List, DemConWatch", June 4, 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