Texas 2008 presidential primary and superdelegates

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Primary elections

Democratic presidential primary

The Texas Democratic presidential primary election/caucus hybrid took place on March 4th, 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

+For vote results by district, please see below

Texas' Democratic Delegates
Congressional District or Affiliation Clinton Vote Obama Vote Other Vote Pledged Clinton [1] Pledged Obama [1] Superdelegate Superdelegate Status Agrees w/ voters? Accepted Donation(s) From Donation Amount
1 2 2 Republican n/a n/a
2 2 2 Republican n/a n/a
3 3 1 Republican n/a n/a
4 2 2 Republican n/a n/a
5 2 2 Republican n/a n/a
6 2 1 Republican n/a n/a
7 1 2 Republican n/a n/a
8 2 2 Republican n/a n/a
9 1 2 +1 Al Green Barack Obama [2] Obama $4,000[3]
10 2 3 Republican n/a n/a
11 2 2 Republican n/a n/a
12 2 2 Republican n/a n/a
13 2 5 Republican n/a n/a
14 3 5 Republican n/a n/a
15 2 +1 2 Rubén Hinojosa Hillary Clinton [4]
16 2 +1 2 Silvestre Reyes Hillary Clinton [5]
17 2 3 +1 Chet Edwards Barack Obama [6] Obama $7,500[3]
18 2 +1 2 Sheila Jackson Lee Hillary Clinton [7]
19 3 1 Republican n/a n/a
20 3 1 +1 Charlie Gonzalez Barack Obama [8]
21 3 1 Republican n/a n/a
22 2 1 Nick Lampson Unpledged [9](leans Obama) Obama $5,000[3]
23 2 +1 4 Ciro Rodriguez Hillary Clinton[10] Obama $5,000[3]
24 2 1 Republican n/a n/a
25 3 3 +1 Lloyd Doggett Barack Obama [11]
26 2 2 Republican n/a n/a
27 2 +1 1 Solomon Ortiz Hillary Clinton [12]
28 2 +1 1 Henry Cuellar Hillary Clinton [4]
29 2 +1 1 Gene Green Hillary Clinton [12]
30 2 1 +1 Eddie Bernice Johnson Barack Obama [13]
31 1 1 Republican n/a n/a
32 Republican n/a n/a
At-Large 1,455,959 1,356,330 49,635 17 20
PL/EO Pledged 1,455,959 1,356,330 49,635 10 11
DNC (TDP Chair) 1 Boyd Ritchie Barack Obama[14]
DNC (TDP Vice-Chair) 1 Roy LaVerne Brooks Barack Obama [15]
DNC 1 Yvonne Davis Barack Obama [16]
DNC 1 Al Edwards Barack Obama[17] (wobbler)
DNC 1 Norma Fisher Flores Hillary Clinton [18]
DNC 1 Jaime Gonzalez Jr. Hillary Clinton[19] No
DNC 1 David Holmes Hillary Clinton [18]
DNC 1 John Patrick Barack Obama[20] Yes
DNC 1 Betty Richie Barack Obama[14]
DNC 1 Sue Lovell Hillary Clinton [21]
DNC 1 Senfronia Thompson Barack Obama [22]
DNC 1 Robert Martinez Hillary Clinton[23]
DNC Denise Johnson Unpledged [9]
DNC Linda Chavez-Thompson Unpledged [9]
DNC David Hardt Undeclared [24]
DNC 1 Moses Mercado Barack Obama [25]
Distinguished Party Leaders 1 Jim Wright Hillary Clinton [18]
Distinguished Party Leaders Bob Strauss Undeclared [9]
Add-On Unpledged TBD 6/7/2008
Add-On Unpledged TBD 6/7/2008
Add-On Unpledged TBD 6/7/2008

Totals:

Hillary Clinton Barack Obama Undeclared Total
Total superdelegate endorsements: 14

(0 wobblers)

13

(1 wobbler)

5 (+3 unnamed add-ons)

(0 wobbling Clinton, 0 wobbling Obama)

32 (+3 unnamed add-ons)
Total pledged delegates 94 [26] 99 [26] n/a 184
Grand delegate total 106 105 5 (+3 unnamed add-ons) 216 (+3 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

Texas' Senate Districts
State Senate District Clinton Vote[27] Pledged Clinton[27] Obama Vote[27] Pledged Obama[27]
SD1 50,423 2 35,742 2
SD2 44,098 2 44,565 2
SD3 57,029 3 33,562 1
SD4 47,887 2 40,234 2
SD5 48,414 2 51,512 2
SD6 35,828 2 19,736 1
SD7 37,261 1 43,497 2
SD8 42,207 2 52,676 2
SD9 31,393 1 41,739 2
SD10 44,591 2 61,175 3
SD11 44,689 2 39,310 2
SD12 46,302 2 43,379 2
SD13 31,935 2 89,017 5
SD14 54,848 3 95,534 5
SD15 30,118 2 49,872 2
SD16 37,842 2 42,562 2
SD17 42,107 2 50,413 3
SD18 52,428 2 47,150 2
SD19 53,442 3 31,360 1
SD20 68,380 3 29,750 1
SD21 82,096 3 35,526 1
SD22 39,336 2 29,708 1
SD23 31,606 2 85,365 4
SD24 33,629 2 29,579 1
SD25 57,688 3 69,761 3
SD26 55,439 2 33,968 2
SD27 61,782 2 25,089 1
SD28 40,709 2 26,356 1
SD29 68,039 2 29,085 1
SD30 45,513 2 27,400 1
SD31 26,392 1 16,962 1
Totals 65 61

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 Texas is here.

Articles and resources

See also

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 USA TODAY Texas Primary Results[1] March 6, 2008
  2. Nedra Pickler, Clinton edges Obama in black caucus, USA Today, September 28, 2007
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 "Capital Eye: Superdelegates"
  4. 4.0 4.1 Clinton Campaign Press Release
  5. Clinton Campaign Press Release
  6. David Doerr, "FObama supporters move Monday’s meeting", Waco Tribune-Herald, February 21, 2008
  7. Clinton Campaign Press Release
  8. Gary Martin, Gonzalez endorses Obama, MySA.com Politics, February 11, 2008
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 9.3 Dem Con Watch as of February 29, 2008
  10. "Another Texas superdelegate backs Clinton", Houston Chronicle, May 9, 2008
  11. F Mark Halperi, "Texas Rep. Lloyd Doggett Endorses Obama", The Page, February 20, 2008
  12. 12.0 12.1 Todd J. Gillman, Clinton aide says Texas primary could be decisive, Dallas Morning News, February 1, 2008
  13. Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson Endorses Barack Obama For President (press release) at DallasSouth Blog, February 6, 2008
  14. 14.0 14.1 Superdelegates Boyd & Betty Richie to Endorse Obama, BurntOrangeReport.com, May 29, 2008
  15. Sam Graham-Felsen, "Texas Superdelegate Endorses Barack Obama" BarackObama.com, March 4, 2008
  16. Mark Halpern, Four Superdelegates Endorse Obama, The Page blog at Time.com, February 29, 2008
  17. By Lisa Sandberg and Janet Elliot, "Pinning down Texas superdelegates poses a challenge for Clinton, Obama", The Houston Chronicle, March 6, 2008
  18. 18.0 18.1 18.2 W. Gardner Selby, Texas voters welcoming chance to hold sway in presidential nominations frays, Austin American-Statesman, February 7, 2008
  19. "Clinton pulls ahead on Texas superdelegates", May 2, 2008
  20. Mark Halperin, "Obama Release on Texas Superdelegate Endorsement", The Page on Time.com, May 1, 2008
  21. Clinton Campaign Press Release
  22. The Associated Press, "Houston superdelegate switches support to Obama ", Chron.com, February 28, 2008
  23. Todd J. Gillman, "Clinton pulls ahead on Texas superdelegates", Trail Blazers blog at The Dallas Morning News, May 2, 2008
  24. CNN, Don Lemon Interview, CNN.com, interview transcript, February 28, 2008
  25. John Solomon, No Ban on Lobbyists as Advisers for Obama, WashingtonPost.com blogs, January 7, 2008
  26. 26.0 26.1 NBC, AP Texas Semi Final Allocation, DemConWatch, Retrieved May 10, 2008
  27. 27.0 27.1 27.2 27.3 "Texas Democratic Delegation 2008", The Green Papers, May 1, 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.


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