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Saturday, March 29

Connecticut's Superdelegates

First, let me state that I have no idea whatsoever how this process works. I am usually pretty good at searching, reading and then finally understanding. My head is spinning right about now, so I'll look to my blondesense family to help me. I do understand that WE THE PEOPLE do not elect these superdelegates. It seems to be a retarded process that I am not meant to understand. (That's my story and I'm sticking to it.) -- HELP!

Anywho - here is the Front page story from yesterday's Hartford Courant:

McCain-Clinton A Tossup

(But Poll Shows State's Voters Like Obama Vs. GOP Candidate)

John McCain could become the first Republican presidential candidate to carry Connecticut in 20 years if Democrats nominate Hillary Rodham Clinton, a new poll shows.

"It goes to the argument, 'I am electable, she is not.' That's a poll only for the superdelegates," said Nicholas Paindiris of Glastonbury, an Obama delegate. "In Connecticut, we already have eight."

A national Gallup poll this week favored Clinton on electability.

Electability is a concern for the superdelegates — senior party and elected officials who are not bound by primary results. Connecticut has a dozen, including Senate President Pro Tem Donald E. Williams Jr. of Brooklyn, who was chosen Tuesday night by the other delegates.

Obama is favored 8-1 over Clinton among the Connecticut superdelegates who have publicly expressed a preference. They include Williams, the co-chairman of Obama's state campaign.

The only publicly uncommitted superdelegates are U.S. Rep. Joseph Courtney of the 2nd District, Nancy DiNardo, the Democratic state chairwoman, and John Olsen, a member of the Democratic National Committee. ( Here's huffpo's off-the-bus scoop on DiNardo )

From democratic convention watch:

Wednesday was Connecticut's turn to name it's add-on superdelegate: The Connecticut Democratic superdelegate ranks are complete with the selection of State Senate President Pro Tem Donald E. Williams, D-Brooklyn....he is a leader of the Obama campaign in Connecticut. More specifically, Williams is co-chair of Barack Obama's Connecticut Leadership Council along with Ned Lamont, and we will be adding him to the Obama column.

and here's the entire superdelegate list

“First they ignore you, then they ridicule you, then they fight you, then you win.”

~ Mahatma Ghandi

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