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Clinton defends role of superdelegates
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February 9, 2008

Clinton defends role of superdelegates

Posted: 02:43 PM ET

ORONO, Maine (CNN) Senator Hillary Clinton took issue Saturday with the notion put forward by the Obama campaign that party superdelegates should vote the way of their states and districts.

Superdelegates are by design supposed to exercise independent judgment, that is the way the system works, she told reporters after a town hall in Orono, Maine. If Sen. Obama and his campaign continue to push this position which is really contrary to what the definition of a super delegate has historically been then I look forward to receiving the support of Sen. Kennedy and Sen. Kerry.

Obama picked up the highly publicized endorsements of both Massachusetts senators only to lose the state to Clinton in last Tuesdays primary.

Clinton said she thought super delegates often had the unique position of having first-hand knowledge of the candidates and if people want to go after delegates in places that Ive won who are supporting somebody else, whats good for the goose is good for the gander.

There seems to be a growing consensus that if the contests play out as expected, both Clinton and Obama will essentially be tied in pledged delegates at the end of the primary season leaving it to super delegates to decide the race.

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