2 More Super Delegates Endorse Obama

Washington DC "Shadow Senators", Sen. Paul Strauss & Sen. Michael Brown, have endorsed Barack Obama.  The endorsement was noted on page 9 of the print version of today's Washington Post, District local news section (http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/con tent/article/2008/02/27/AR2008022701430_ 2.html).  The endorsement is noted at the very end of the story.  The shadow Senators are unpaid & elected by Washington "Taxation Without Representation" DC voters to lobby for voting rights & DC statehood.  "Shadow Senators" can't vote in the US Senate nor are they recognized by that body.  

Both Strauss & Brown are Super Delegates.  This isn't a surprise given Obama's 75% to 24% victory in Washington, DC on Feb. 12 but the two shadow Senators take thier vote very seriously.  

Due to Republican hardball politics and Republicans who misread the US Constitution, Washington, DC can't vote in Congress.  DC voters do have, however, 3 electoral votes and we have voting delegates to the Democratic Convention.  Other DC officials who support Obama are Mayor Adrian Fenty and Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton and, of course, the voters.  Obama carried every one of DC's 144 precincts on Feb. 12.

Tags: Adrian Fenty, Barack Obama, DC, Eleanor Holmes Norton, Michael Brown, Paul Strauss, Washington (all tags)

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Re: 2 More Super Delegates Endorse Obama

One of Clinton' supers just switched, a Houston state senator.

by PantherDem 2008-02-28 08:18AM | 0 recs
Re: 2 More Super Delegates Endorse Obama

Not that it's relevant to anything really but Strauss & Brown are both white.  BTW, Obama won every last precinct in DC -- white, black, hispanic, even Chinatown!  

by howardpark 2008-02-28 10:32AM | 0 recs
Re: 2 More Super Delegates Endorse Obama

Too bad they can't vote in the Senate, too!  That would be a nice boost to a Dem majority.

by freedom78 2008-02-28 08:18AM | 0 recs
Breaking News Bulletin...
Superdelegates no longer matter.

Film at 11:00.

by PhilFR 2008-02-28 08:28AM | 0 recs

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