Delaware 2008 presidential primary and superdelegates

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Primary elections

Democratic presidential primary

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

Delaware's Democratic Delegates
Congressional District or Affiliation Clinton Vote [1] Obama Vote [1] Other Vote [1] Pledged Clinton [1] Pledged Obama [1] Superdelegate Superdelegate Status Agrees w/ voters? Accepted Donation(s) From Donation Amount
1 40751 51124 4466 4 6 Republican n/a n/a
At-Large Pledged 40751 51124 4466 1 2

PL/EO Pledged 40751 51124 4466 1 1
Dem. Governor 1 Ruth Ann Minner Hillary Clinton[2] No
Dem. Senator Joseph R. Biden, Jr. undeclared[3]
Dem. Senator 1 Tom Carper Barack Obama [4] Yes Clinton and Obama $10,000 from Clinton, $4,200 from Obama[5]
DNC 1 Karen Valentine Hillary Clinton[6] No
DNC 1 Rhett Ruggerio Barack Obama[7] Yes
DNC 1 John Daniello Barack Obama[8] Yes
DNC 1 Harriet Smith-Windsor Barack Obama[9] Yes
Add-On Unpledged 1 Rob Carver Barack Obama[10] Yes


Hillary Clinton Barack Obama Undeclared Total
Total superdelegate endorsements: 2 5 1 8
Total pledged delegates 6 9 n/a 15
Grand delegate total 8 14 1 23

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

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.

Articles and resources

See also


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 USA Today's Election Central.
  2. Clinton campaign press release, "Delaware Governor Ruth Ann Minner Endorses Clinton,", January 9, 2008.
  3. Dem Con Watch as of February 22, 2008
  4. Superdelegate Endorsement List, DemConWatch", June 4, 2008
  5., "Money to Superdelegates," Accessed March 11, 2008.
  6. Clinton campaign press release, "Clinton Campaign Announces Delaware Steering Committee and Regional Coordinators,", January 23, 2008.
  7. Superdelegate endorsements for Tuesday 6/3, DemConWatch, June 3, 2008
  8. Superdelegate endorsements for Tuesday 6/3, DemConWatch, June 3, 2008
  9. Superdelegate endorsements for Tuesday 6/3, DemConWatch, June 3, 2008
  10. Rob Carver, "Community Blogs: Rob Carver",

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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