Friday, May 9, 2008

Obama Picks Up Seven Supers

Bloomberg reports that Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) has picked up seven super delegates today, including Rep. Donald Payne (D-N.J.) who switched his endorsement from Clinton to the Illinois senator. By MSNBC's tally, this bring Obama's total to 269 to Sen. Hillary Clinton's 273.5. Clinton has netted zero for today, having lost Payne and gained the endorsement of Rep. Chris Carney (D-Pa.).

While there have been reports questioning why there hasn't been a flood of superdelegates to Obama since Tuesday, there certainly seems to be a steady stream. How many would it take for Clinton to consider leaving the race?

(Note: ABC has reported that Obama has now taken the lead among superdelegates, reflecting the difficulty in compiling these lists. I have always used MSNBC's tally, because I think it is updated most frequently and Chuck Todd is usually on top of these numbers. But, to be sure, here is ABC's count.)

Crossposted at The Streak.

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