New Hampshire 2008 presidential primary and superdelegates

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Primary elections

Democratic presidential primary

The New Hampshire Democratic presidential primary election took place on Jan. 8th, 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

New Hampshire'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 56830 48928 33549 3 3 +2 [2] Carol Shea-Porter Barack Obama [3] No
2 55421 55844 36750 3 3 +2 [4] Paul Hodes Barack Obama [5] Yes Both $3,556 from Clinton and $14,000 from Obama[6]
At-Large Pledged 112251 104772 70299 2 3 [4] N/A
PL/EO Pledged 112251 104772 70299 1 1 +1 N/A
Dem. Governor John Lynch Undeclared [7] Both $500 from Clinton and $6,000 from Obama[6]
DNC 1 Raymond Buckley Barack Obama [8]
DNC 1 Gaeten DiGangi Hillary Clinton [9] Tied
DNC 1 Anita Freedman Hillary Clinton [9] Tied
DNC 1 Martha Fuller Clark Barack Obama [10] Tied Obama $1,000[6]
Add-On Unpledged 1 Kathy Sullivan Hillary Clinton[11] Tied


Hillary Clinton Barack Obama Undeclared Total
Total superdelegate endorsements: 3 4 1 8
Total pledged delegates 9 13 [2][12] n/a 22
Grand delegate total 12 17 1 30

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

New Hampshire receives a total of 30 delegates[13]

  • 22 pledged delegates
    • 14 district-level delegates
    • 5 at-large delegates
    • 3 party leaders/elected officials
  • 8 unpledged (superdelegate) delegates
    • 4 Democratic National Committee members
    • 2 members of Congress
    • 1 Democratic Governor
    • 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.

Articles and resources

See also


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 USAToday's Election Central
  2. 2.0 2.1 [1], The Green Papers, May 16, 2008
  3. Obama Campaign Press Release
  4. 4.0 4.1 Two Edwards Delegates Switch to Obama Valley News, May 23, 2008
  5. James Pindell, NH Congressman endorses Obama, Primary Source blog at, July 25, 2007
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 "Capital Eye: Superdelegates"
  7. Dem Con Watch As of February 23, 2008
  8. Superdelegate Endorsement List, DemConWatch", June 4, 2008
  9. 9.0 9.1 Clinton Campaign Press Release
  10. Obama Campaign Press Release
  11. "NH Dems elect party delegates, reflect on Clinton-Obama race", The Associated Press presented by The Boston Globe, April 26, 2008
  12. Obama Announces Support from Edwards Pledged Delegates,, June 3, 2008
  13. 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.

External articles