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Up2Late Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-24-08 12:43 AM
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Are Lobbyists and "key campaign fund raisers" allowed to be "Super - Delegates"???
What are the rules for who can be a so-called "Super-delegate"??? :shrug:
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TheWraith Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-24-08 01:02 AM
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1. Superdelegates are usually elected Dems, party officials, and formers of both.
Edited on Mon Mar-24-08 01:03 AM by TheWraith
Beyond the obvious, who is a superdelegate gets decided by the national party. For instance, former Senate Majority Leader Daschle is a superdelegate, because of his history of work for the party.
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Up2Late Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-24-08 03:10 AM
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2. But do you think a DNC member who is a Lobbyist and "key campaign fund raiser" for...
...one of the Presidential candidates, and is also a "super-delegate" who is pledged to that candidate that they are lobbying and working for, do you think that would be a problem for that candidate?
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TheWraith Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-24-08 10:44 AM
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3. I don't believe DNC officials are allowed to also be lobbyists.
The only way I know of that a lobbyist could be a superdelegate is if they were a former elected Dem or party bigwig, like say Daschle, working as a lobbyist, who was given super status for their work with the party.

Still, I suspect the state parties (who select the non-elected supers) would be fairly careful not to bestow superdelegate status on anybody who would present a PR problem for any of our candidates. Of course, I don't know for sure.
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Up2Late Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-25-08 03:46 AM
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4. Well then, I don't know which candidate you support, but looks like Obama might have another...
..."PR problem."

This guy is definitely one of Obama's California "super-delegates" and is listed right on his Obama'08 website as "a key fund-raiser" and it sounds like he's a lobbyist also.


<http://www.laweekly.com/news/news/obamas-gay-gold-mine/... >

Obama's Gay Gold Mine


A new breed of power broker is staking out the White House. Their names are Bernard and Gifford
By PATRICK RANGE MCDONALD
Wednesday, January 30, 2008 - 5:58 pm

Jeremy Bernard thinks he has been sucked into a time warp. Only five months ago, he was sitting shoulder to shoulder with U.S. Senator Barack Obama in the back of a black SUV, speeding through West Hollywood on Santa Monica Boulevard, talking about the fine points of gay and lesbian federal legislation. An hour later, the Democratic presidential candidate was hitting every detail they had discussed in the car, but this time on network television. For Bernard, it was mind-blowing. The key fund-raiser for the Obama campaign was seeing his issues dramatically migrate from a personal chat to the national stage....

(more at link) <http://www.laweekly.com/news/news/obamas-gay-gold-mine/... >


Thanks for the info, this post was completely ignored when I posted it in GD-Primaries.
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NoPasaran Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-25-08 08:07 AM
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5. Let it float!
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