How much have the Super Delegates been paid?
by nikkid, Thu May 15, 2008 at 06:41:31 PM EDT
Someone sent me this link from Feb, 2008:
Back in Feb, Obama paid $694,000 to SD's campaigns vs. Hillary's payments to SD'S campaigns of $195,000.
The article points out that 40% of elected officials who endorsed Obama received contributions from him. In contract, only 12% of the SD's that endorsed Clinton received money for their campaigns.
The article points out that making political contributions to Super Delegates campaign is legal, but it shows how SD's can be influenced to make their decisions based on these contributions.
As democrats, this should raise a concern as to the entire Super Delegate process. If their votes can be purchased, then this by it's very nature would appear undemocratic.
I would be very curious what supporters of either Obama or Clinton think about this and if anyone has any updated information on contributions paid.