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And what about those superdelegates?

Since Hillary isn’t going anywhere (yet, though if you read Joe Sudbay, it sounds like Wes Clark called Hil and told her to drop out), it looks like the superdelegates are going to be forced to decide this thing.

Check out the NC superdelegate list and who’s uncommitted. It’s below the fold.From the N&O’s Under the Dome:


Gov. Mike Easley

Susan Burgess, Charlotte Councilwoman


U.S. Rep. G.K. Butterfield

U.S. Rep. David Price

U.S. Rep. Mel Watt

Everett Ward, former Democratic Party director

Dannie Montgomery, N.C. Democratic Party vice chair

Joyce Brayboy, public policy lobbyist

Jeanette Council, Cumberland County commissioner


U.S. Rep. Heath Shuler

U.S. Rep. Mike McIntyre

U.S. Rep. Brad Miller

U.S. Rep. Bob Etheridge

Jerry Meek, chairman of state party

Carol Peterson, Buncombe County commissioner

David Parker, Statesville attorney

Dr. Jeanette Council

Muriel K. Offerman

Two delegates to be named at the state convention.

And what about those uncommitteds?  I guess you can classify these folks as the fence-sitters who don’t want the responsibility of deciding so they’ll just sit it out and hope Hillary drops out. One of them, Rep. Brad Miller, said:

Miller, a Raleigh Democrat, hasn’t made an endorsement yet in the presidential race, Barb Barrett reports. He represents a Congressional district that includes some rural areas – the kind that are leaning toward Hillary Clinton – and may be hedging his bets.

In any case, Miller wasn’t ready to endorse late Tuesday either – even though Obama won the popular vote in North Carolina.

“I’ll probably announce a decision before too much longer,” Miller said.

And he hinted that he might wait to see whether the race shakes itself out without his endorsement.

“This may not come down to the superdelegates after all,” Miller said.

Ironically, Miller was one of the pols courted to run against Dole and declined (as did Hagan, originally. Miller had the support of the netroots as well.

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