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O’Malley Campaign Continues To Struggle

November 13th, 2015 by WCBC Radio

Former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley has almost no committed support so far from Democratic superdelegates in his bid to win his party's presidential nomination, even in his home state. While O'Malley has run as a new-generation leader who can point to a list of progressive accomplishments, Hillary Rodham Clinton has swept up eager endorsements in his political backyard from superdelegates who cite her experience.

 

Superdelegates are delegates to the Democratic National Convention who can support the candidate of their choice, regardless of what happens in the primaries and caucuses. They are members of Congress and other elected officials, party leaders and members of the Democratic National Committee.

With 712 votes at the convention next summer, superdelegates make up about 30 percent of the 2,382 delegates needed to clinch the Democratic nomination.

Associated Press reporters reached out to all 712 superdelegates during the past two weeks and heard back from more than 80 percent of them. The delegates were asked which candidate they plan to support at the convention next summer.

The results nationally: 359 for Clinton; eight for U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders; two for O'Malley; and 210 who remain uncommitted.

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