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Waya Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-24-08 11:38 AM
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Four Native superdelegates support Obama
WASHINGTON - Despite strong enthusiasm for Sen. Hillary Clinton in some areas of Indian country, Sen. Barack Obama has locked up the Native superdelegate vote in the Democratic race for president.

Laurie Weahkee, an organizer with the Sacred Alliance for Grassroots Equality Council in New Mexico, has joined Kalyn Free, founder of the INDN's List political organization, and Frank LaMere, chairman of the Democratic National Committee's Native American Caucus, in vowing to cast a vote for the senator from Illinois at the Democratic National Convention to be held in Denver in August.

A fourth American Indian superdelegate, Montana state Rep. Margarett Campbell, has said privately that she is supporting Obama, but she can't officially endorse him until after Montana holds its primary on June 3, in accordance with state party rules.

American Indians account for four out of the roughly 800 total superdelegates in the Democratic Party. Superdelegates are party insiders and officials who are seated automatically at the Democratic National Convention. They are not selected based on results from state party primaries and caucuses, nor is their support bound by state election results. They are free to support any candidate for their party's nomination.........
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