Alabama 2008 presidential primary and superdelegates

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Primary elections

Democratic presidential primary

The Alabama Democratic presidential primary election took place on Feb. 5th, 2008.

Democratic convention 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

Alabama's Democratic Delegates
Congressional District or Affiliation Clinton Vote [1] Obama Vote [1] Other Vote [1] Pledged Clinton [1][2] Pledged Obama [1] [2] Superdelegate Superdelegate Status Agrees w/ voters? Accepted Donation(s) From Donation Amount
1 24,099 38,233 2,098 2 2 Republican n/a n/a
2 24,461 40,244 1,394 2 2 Republican n/a n/a
3 29,742 47,992 1,521 2 3 Republican n/a n/a
4 45,262 14,158 2,444 4 1 Republican n/a n/a
5 44,521 39,101 2,467 3 2 Robert "Bud" Cramer Uncommitted [3]
6 27,931 30,265 385 2 2 Republican n/a n/a
7 27,073 90,326 629 2 5 +1 Artur Davis Barack Obama [4] Yes Obama $4,000 [5]
At-Large Pledged 223,089 300,319 10,938 5 6
PL/EO Pledged 3 4
DNC 1 Randy Kelley Hillary Clinton [6] No
DNC 1 Yvonne Kennedy Hillary Clinton [6] No
DNC 1 Joe Reed Hillary Clinton [6] No
DNC Joe Turnham Uncommitted [3]
DNC Nancy Worley Uncommitted [3]
Add-On Unpledged 1 Stewart Burkhalter [7] Barack Obama [7] Yes


Hillary Clinton Barack Obama Undeclared Total
Total superdelegate endorsements: 3

(0 wobblers)


(0 wobblers)


(0 wobbling Clinton, 0 wobbling Obama)

Total pledged delegates 25 27 n/a 52
Grand delegate total 28 29 3 60

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

Alabama receives a total of 60 delegates[8]

  • 52 pledged delegates
    • 34 district-level delegates
    • 11 at-large delegates
    • 7 party leaders/elected officials
  • 8 unpledged (superdelegate) delegates
    • 5 Democratic National Committee members
    • 2 members of Congress
    • 1 add-on unpledged delegate

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 Alabama is here.

Articles and resources

See also


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 USA Today's Election Central
  2. 2.0 2.1 Alabama Democratic Partydelegate breakdown (unofficial) and Delegate List (official)
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Dem Con Watch as of February 26, 2008
  4. Hazel Trice Edney, "Congressional Black Caucus Split Between Clinton and Obama," New America Media, Jan. 8, 2008.
  5., "Money to Superdelegates," Accessed March 11, 2008.
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 Ben Evans, Obama, Clinton currently tied for state's delegates, The Montgomery Advertiser, Feb 26, 2008
  7. 7.0 7.1 Philip Rawls, Obama picks up one more Ala. delegate, but Clinton close, Associated Press article on, March 1, 2008
  8. Chart from the Democratic National Committee's website (direct pdf link).

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.

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