This weekend, a story in the Hampton Roads-area newspaper, the Daily Press, details the choice facing Virginia’s 16 so-called superdelegates—namely, Barack or Hillary. Superdelegates are elected officials (Senator Jim Webb, for one) and party members who can vote for whichever candidate they prefer at the Democratic convention this summer, but are under considerable pressure to make a public endorsement now. Obama and Clinton have been working the phones, and their campaigns are trying to influence superdelegates via the grassroots, too. But most Virginia superdelegates interviewed by the Press echoed Jim Leaman, Virginia AFL-CIO president, in saying that by the time the convention rolls around, they expect the nominee to be apparent.
Senator Jim Webb is one of 16 Democratic superdelegates in Virginia.
More "This Just In" articles from this week:
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Locals step into immigrants’ shoes
Pooling their resources [February 23]
UVA gals perform swimmingly at ACC
Van Halen concert postponed [February 22]
Rocking will be rescheduled for later date; VH opener Ryan Shaw will play tonight at Outback Lodge
Passes pay off for UVA women’s basketball player [February 22]
Sharneé Zoll breaks ACC all-time assists record
One of their own [February 21]
Albemarle County police officer investigated for domestic violence