Postman on Politics
Chief political reporter David Postman explores state, regional and national politics.
May 15, 2008 2:16 PM
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
Posted by Hinton
8:06 AM, May 16, 2008
Given how many pledge superdelegates have dumped Hillary due to the wind shift, does any of this really matter?
Posted by eyeroller
12:54 PM, May 16, 2008
Chairman Dwight Pelz, meanwhile, still refuses to pick a side while demanding that other superdels make up their minds.
way to lead, dwight.
Posted by bobbyp
1:28 PM, May 16, 2008
6 to 6. It must be close.
Posted by WA DEM
6:52 PM, May 16, 2008
Chairman Dwight Pelz will announce his support for Obama this Saturday, May 17th
Posted by YIKES
7:50 PM, May 18, 2008
Actually Komrade Pelz will be announcing his support for Fidel Castro.
Posted by upchuck
7:20 AM, May 20, 2008
The Rick Larsen and Adam Smith endorsements stand out to me. Since the two are corporate free traders this might suggest that (like Clinton and despite all the Ohio campaign trail anti NAFTA-rhetoric) Obama has plenty of cred in the corporate free-trade camp... or that the writing is just on the wall, but this seems unlikely as Smith's backing was early on.
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