Clinton Superdelegate Defects to Obama

Clinton Superdelegate Defects to Obama

Published May 11, 2008

Posted May 9, 2008 – Supporters of Hillary Clinton seem to be dropping like flies.  Rep. Donald Payne, a New Jersey Democrat and an early Clinton supporter, told The Newark Star-Ledger the he was jumping the Clinton ship to sail with Barack Obama.  He is the third person to leave Clinton for Obama in the past 72 hours.

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Former 1972 Democratic presidential candidate George McGovern announced Wednesday that he had decided to switch, as did a Virginia superdelegate. 

Rep. Peter DeFazio of Oregon also announced his support for Obama.

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