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Chief political reporter David Postman explores state, regional and national politics.

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May 15, 2008 3:00 PM

In my absence

Posted by David Postman

I will be away from the blog until Wednesday morning as I properly celebrate my older son’s graduation from college.

Other Times staffers will fill in here while I'm away.

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May 15, 2008 2:16 PM

Superdelegates; a chronology

Posted by David Postman

Dates when elected officials among Washington's superdelegates endorsed a candidate:

April 2007 -- Congressman Adam Smith says he backs Barack Obama; formal endorsement came in July.

June 21 - Congressman Jay Inslee endorses Hillary Clinton

Sept. 4 -- King County Executive Ron Sims endorses Clinton

Oct. 8 -- Former Gov. Gary Locke endorses Clinton

Dec. 31 2007 -- Sen. Maria Cantwell endorses Clinton

Jan. 30, 2008 -- Sen. Patty Murray endorses Clinton

Feb. 7 -- Congressman Norm Dicks endorses Clinton

Feb. 8 -- Gov. Chris Gregoire endorses Obama

Feb. 15 - Congressman Brian Baird endorses Obama

May 8 - Congressman Rick Larsen endorses Obama

May 15 - Congressman Jim McDermott endorses Obama

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May 15, 2008 9:58 AM

McDermott backs Obama

Posted by David Postman

Congressman Jim McDermott, the last neutral superdelegate among the state's elected officials, has decided to endorse Barack Obama for president. McDermott has been close to the Clintons -- Bill helped him raise money for his legal defense fund -- and he stayed out of the Democratic presidential race about as long as he could.

McDermott is the latest move among neutral superdelegates to back Obama as the primary season begins to wind down.

The full release after the jump.

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