Montana 2008 presidential primary and superdelegates

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Primary elections

Democratic presidential primary

The Montana Democratic presidential primary election will take place on June 3rd, 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

Montana's Democratic Delegates
Congressional District or Affiliation Clinton Vote Obama Vote Total Delegates [1] Pledged Clinton Pledged Obama Superdelegate Superdelegate Status Agrees w/ voters? Accepted Donation(s) From Donation Amount
1 10 Republican n/a n/a
At-Large Pledged 4
PL/EO Pledged 2
Dem. Governor 1 Brian Schweitzer Barack Obama [2] Yes
Dem. Senator 1 Jon Tester Barack Obama [3] Yes Obama $5,000[4]
Dem. Senator 1 Max Baucus Barack Obama [5] Yes Obama $9,000[4]
DNC 1 Margaret Campbell Barack Obama [6] Yes
DNC 1 Jean Lemire Dahlman Barack Obama[7]
DNC 1 Dennis McDonald Barack Obama [8] Yes
DNC 1 Ed Tinsley Barack Obama[9]
DNC 1 John Melcher Barack Obama[10]
Add-On Unpledged TBD 6/8/2008


Hillary Clinton Barack Obama Undeclared Total
Total superdelegate endorsements: 0 8 0 (+1 unnamed add-on) 8 (+1 unnamed add-on)
Total pledged delegates n/a 16
Grand delegate total 0 8 0 (+1 unnamed add-on) 24 (+1 unnamed add-on)

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 Montana is here.

Articles and resources

See also


  1. MT Democratic Party (pdf)'2008 Montana Delegate allocation, Retrieved May 10, 2008
  2. Superdelegate Endorsement List, DemConWatch", June 4, 2008
  3. Superdelegate Endorsement List, DemConWatch", June 4, 2008
  4. 4.0 4.1 "Capital Eye: Superdelegates"
  5. Superdelegate Endorsement List, DemConWatch", June 4, 2008
  6. Superdelegate Endorsement List, DemConWatch", June 4, 2008
  7. "After weekend visit, Obama scores 2 more Montana superdelegates", The Associated Press, presented by, April 7, 2008
  8. Superdelegate Endorsement List, DemConWatch", June 4, 2008
  9. By John S. Adams, "'Super seven' may play crucial role in nomination", Great Falls Trbune, February 14, 2008
  10. "Second Montana superdelegate lines up behind Obama", The Associate Press, presented by, April 2, 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.
  • - Adobe Acrobat document with full listing of superdelegates broken out by state and then type.
  • CapitalEye - Lists campaign contributions in last cycle.
  • - State political party links (the Washington Post link above should give complete information. However, if you need to follow up, try these links.
  • -'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
  • - 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