Missouri 2008 presidential primary and superdelegates

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Primary elections

Democratic presidential primary

The Missouri 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

Missouri'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 32,607 91,227 266 2 5 +1 Lacy Clay Barack Obama[2] Yes Obama $4,000[3]
2 45,311 52,188 1067 2 3 Republican n/a n/a
3 51,822 54,256 2098 3 3 +1 Russ Carnahan Barack Obama[2] Yes
4 43,140 26,845 3086 3 +1 2 Ike Skelton Hillary Clinton[4] Yes
5 45,097 60,278 1909 3 +1 3 Emanuel Cleaver Hillary Clinton[5] No
6 45,097 33,725 2918 3 2 Republican n/a n/a
7 39,917 26,464 1833 2 2 Republican n/a n/a
8 48,086 20,674 3099 3 1 Republican n/a n/a
9 43,072 39,402 3160 3 2 Republican n/a n/a
At-Large Pledged 394,149 405,059 8 8 n/a n/a n/a
PL/EO Pledged 4 5 n/a n/a n/a
Dem. Senator 1 Claire McCaskill Barack Obama[6] Tied Obama $10,000[3]
DNC 1 Doug Brooks Hillary Clinton[7] Tied
DNC 1 Mark Bryant Barack Obama[2] Tied
DNC 1 Robin Carnahan Barack Obama [8] Tied
DNC 1 Maria Chappelle-Nadal Barack Obama[9] Tied
DNC Leila Medley Undeclared[10] Tied
DNC 1 Sandra A. Querry Hillary Clinton[11] Tied
DNC 1 John Temporiti Barack Obama [12] Tied
DNC 1 Yolanda Wheat Barack Obama [13] Tied
Distinguished Party Leaders 1 Richard Gephardt Hillary Clinton[14] Tied
Add-On Unpledged 1 Susan Montee Barack Obama[15] Tied
Add-On Unpledged 1 Jay Nixon Barack Obama [16] Tied


Hillary Clinton Barack Obama Undeclared Total
Total superdelegate endorsements: 5 10 1 16
Total pledged delegates 36 36 n/a 72
Grand delegate total 41 46 1 88

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 Missouri is here.

Articles and resources

See also


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 USA Today's [http://content.usatoday.com/news/politics/election2008/results.aspx?sp=mo&oi=p&rti=e Election Central site].
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 David A. Lieb, "McCain takes all in Missouri; Democrats tie", News-Leader.com, February 7, 2008
  3. 3.0 3.1 CapitaleEye.com, "Money to Superdelegates," Accessed March 11, 2008.
  4. "Rep. Ike Skelton endorses Clinton", The Associated Press presented by The Baltimore Examiner, April 29, 2008
  5. Clinton-Cleaver [1]
  6. NY Times [2]
  7. Clinton-Brooks [3]
  8. Superdelegate Endorsement List, DemConWatch", June 4, 2008
  9. Superdelegate endorsements for Tuesday 6/3, DemConWatch, June 3, 2008
  10. STL-Today [4] Mo superdelegates bask in the attention, February 17, 2008
  11. Clinton-Querry [5]
  12. Superdelegate Endorsement List, DemConWatch", June 4, 2008
  13. Superdelegate Endorsement List, DemConWatch", June 4, 2008
  14. Clinton-Gephardt [Clinton|http://www.hillaryclinton.com/news/release/view/?id=2311]
  15. "Mo. Democratic committee selects Nixon, Montee as superdelegates", The Fort Mills Times, April 5, 2008
  16. 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