Rhode Island 2008 presidential primary and superdelegates
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Democratic presidential primary
The Rhode Island Democratic presidential primary election will take place on March 4th, 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||4||2 +1||Patrick Kennedy||Barack Obama||No|
|2||4 +1||3||Jim Langevin||Hillary Clinton||Yes|
|Dem. Senator||Jack Reed||Undeclared||Obama||$5,000|
|Dem. Senator||1||Sheldon Whitehouse||Hillary Clinton||Yes||Both||$10,000 from Clinton and $10,000 from Obama|
|DNC||1||Patrick Lynch||Barack Obama||No|
|DNC||1||William J. Lynch||Hillary Clinton||Yes|
|DNC||1||Edna O'Neill Mattson||Hillary Clinton||Yes|
|DNC||1||Frank Montanaro||Hillary Clinton||Yes|
|DNC||1||Grace Diaz||Hillary Clinton||Yes|
|DNC||1||Mark S. Weiner||Hillary Clinton||Yes|
|DNC||1||David Cicilline||Hillary Clinton||Yes|
|Add-On Unpledged||TBD 6/19/2008||
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
Rhode Island receives a total of 33 delegates
- 21 pledged delegates
- 15 district-level delegates
- 3 at-large delegates
- 12 party leaders/elected officials
- 12 unpledged (superdelegate) delegates
- 7 Democratic National Committee members
- 4 members of Congress
- 1 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 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 USA TODAY Rhode Island Primary Results March 5, 2008
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 Roll Call, 2008 Presidential Endorsement List  February 14, 2008
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 State of Rhode Island Election Resultshttp://www.ri.gov/election/results/2008/presidential_preference_primary/] March 24, 2008
- ↑ Dem Con Watch  As of February 15, 2008
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 "Capital Eye: Superdelegates"
- ↑ Michelle R. Smith, "Rhode Island Attorney General Lynch endorses Obama" Boston.com, February 9, 2008
- ↑ 
- ↑ 8.0 8.1 Scott MacKay, "Prime choice: One opening left for super delegate," Providence Journal, Feb. 15, 2008.
- ↑ Scott MacKay, [http://www.projo.com/news/content/super_delegate_02-19-08_FP92EII_v18.37ff43d.html "Diaz, a Clinton backer, to be superdelegate, February 19, 2008
- ↑ 
- ↑ "Providence Mayor Cicilline Endorses Clinton," press release from Hillary Clinton campaign, June 14, 2007.
- ↑ 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.