Sunday, February 17, 2008

Colin Powell to Republican Delegates 1996

"I come before you this evening as a retired soldier.- a fellow citizen who has lived the American Dream to its full, as one who believes in that dream and as one who wants that dream to come to a reality for every American. My parents came to this country as immigrants over 70 years ago. They came here as did millions of others with nothing but hope and a willingness to work hard and a desire to seize the opportunities given to them by their new land.

"They found work that enabled them to raise a family; work that allowed them to come home every Friday night with the fruits of their labor - a decent wage that brought sustenance, and more importantly, brought dignity into our home. They raised two children to whom they gave precious gifts - a set of core beliefs, a value system founded on a clear understanding of the difference between right and wrong, and a belief in the Almighty. Integrity, kindness, doctrines that were right - lying, crime, violence, intolerance, drugs were wrong, and even worse than wrong in my family - they were shameful! We were taught that hard work and education were the keys to success.

"My sister and I were taught to believe in ourselves. We might be considered poor, but we were rich in spirit. We might be black and considered second-class citizens, but stick with it because we were Americans! Justice will eventually triumph and the powerful series of promises of the founding fathers will come true. We were taught by my parents - always, always, always believe in miracles!

"My parents found here a compassionate land, with a compassionate people. They found a government that protected their labor, educated their children and provided help to those of their fellow citizens who were needy. They found their dream in America and they passed that dream on to their children. Here tonight over 70 years after they landed on these shores, their son has been given the privilege of addressing the Republican party, assembled in convention to present to the American people our vision of how that dream can be passed on to future generations.

"Our vision first and foremost rests on values - values, because values are the conscience of a society. Values that must be lived, not just preached. Children learn values by watching their parents in their homes, values that are then re-enforced in their churches and places of worship, in their schools and in their communities in which they live. Values fuel families, families that are bound together by love and commitment, families that have the strength to withstand the assaults of contemporary life, to resist the images of violence and vulgarity that flood into our lives every day. Families that come together to defeat the scourge of drugs and crime and incivility that threatens us. That's why we Republicans believe that the family, fueled by values, must be restored to a central place in American life if we are to keep the dream alive!

"Yet, families cannot thrive and pass on these beliefs if parents cannot bring home a decent living wage from a hard day's work. We Republicans believe that a good job, needed to sustain families, come from a faster growing economy where the free enterprise system is unleashed to create wealth, wealth which produces more good jobs.

"In this richest nation on earth we still have not solved the problems of poverty, hunger or health care or adequate housing, all of which tear away at the roots of strong families. But government assistance is a poor substitute for good jobs.

"That's why we are the pro-growth party. We are the party committed to lessening the burden of taxes, cutting government regulations and reducing government and cutting government spending - all for the purpose of generating the higher economic growth that will bring better jobs, wages and living standards for ALL our people!

"At the same time, let us never step back from compassion. The compassion we must convey to the American people is that we fight for health care reform, we fight for welfare reform, and other reforms, not just to save money, but because we believe that there are better ways to take care of Americans in need than the exhausted programs of the past.

"We must be firm, but we must also be fair. We must make sure that reduced government spending does not single out the poor and the middle class. Corporate welfare, welfare for the wealthy must be first in line for elimination. All of us, all of us, my friends, all of us must be willing to do with less from government if we are to avoid condemning our children and grandchildren with a crushing burden of debt which will deny them the American dream. We all need to understand that it is the entitlementsstate that must be reformed, and not just the welfare state.

"We must not think that all of government is the enemy. Ineffective government, excessive government, wasteful government, - that is the kind of government we Republicans intend to defeat. A nation as great and as diverse as America deserves leadership that opens its arms not only to those who already reaped the rewards of the American dream but to those who struggle and strive each day against daunting odds to make that dream come true.

"The Republican Party must always be the party of inclusion. The Hispanic immigrant that became a citizen yesterday must be as precious to us as a Mayflower descendent. The descendent of a slave or struggling minor in Appalachia must be as welcome and must find as much appeal in our party as in any other party or in any other American life. It is our diversity that has made us strong. Yet our diversity throughout our American history has also been a source of discrimination which we as guardians of the American dream must rip out branch and root.

"It is our party, the party of Lincoln, that must always stand with equal rights and fair opportunity for all. And where discrimination still exists, where the scars of past discrimination still contaminate and disfigure the present, let us not close our eyes to it and declare there is a level playing field and hope that it will go away by itself. It did not in the past. It will not in the future. Let the party of Lincoln be in the forefront, leading the crusade, not only to cut off and kill discrimination, but to open every avenue of educational and economic opportunity to those who are still denied access because of their race, ethnic background or gender.

"I have been asked many times why I became a Republican. I became a Republican because, like you, I believe it best represents the principles of freedom, opportunity, and limited government upon which our nation was founded. I became a Republican because I believe the policies of our party will lead to greater economic growth, which is the only real solution to the problems of poverty which keep too many Americans from sharing in the wealth of this nation. I became a Republican, because, like you, I believe that the federal government has become too large and too intrusive in our lives. We can no longer afford solutions to our problems that result in more entitlements, higher taxes to pay for them, more bureaucracy to run them and fewer results to show for it.

"I became a Republican because I believe America must remain the leader of the free world. Republican leadership, a Republican president will bring greater conviction and coherence to our foreign policy and will guarantee that our armed forces will remain the strongest and most capable on earth! I became a Republican because I want to help build the big tent that our has raised to attract all Americans.

"You all know that I believe in a woman's right to choose and I strongly support affirmative action. I was invited here to share my views with you because we are big enough party and big enough people to disagree on individual issues and still work together for our primary goal.

"Let us take our fates to our fellow citizens with respect for their intelligence and fair- mindedness. Let us debate our differences with the Democrats strongly but with a civility and absence of acrimony that the American people long for in our political debate.

"We stand on the eve of a new century, a new era filed with change, anxiety where sections of opportunity are going. Many of the basic things, many of the most important things in our lives remain constant: the pride in bringing home that first paycheck; the thrill you have each time the band strikes up the Star Spangled Banner and another magnificent young American wins the Olympic gold. The daily challenges and joys of raising a family; the tremendous ripple effect of family, friends and neighbors cooperating in ways that make whole neighborhood and nation better places for us all.

"These are the things that remain constant. These are the things that unite us. There are other eternal truths, other eternal constants in our lives: our constant devotion to the principles of freedom, democracy and the free enterprise system; our constant belief in the promise of this country that the best is yet to come; a country that exists by the grace of Divine Providence - Divine Providence that gave us this land and told us to be good stewards of it and good stewards of each other. The land that God has truly, truly blessed and that we are proud to call AMERICA!

Thank you."


Are blacks really returning to the party of Lincoln? (By Melissa Harris-Lacewell) 9-2-04

By Melissa Harris-Lacewell. Melissa Harris-Lacewell is an assistant professor of political
science at the University of Chicago and the author of "Barbershops, Bibles, and BET:
Everyday Talk and Black
Published September 2, 2004 Chicago Tribune

African-American Republicans seem to be everywhere these days. Here in Illinois, the
Republican Party is fielding conservative Alan Keyes against rising Democratic star
Barack Obama. Nationally, the GOP is reporting that African-American representation
among Republican National Convention delegates has nearly doubled since 2000. The
GOP will prominently feature African-Americans such as Maryland Lt. Gov. Michael
Steele, Secretary of Education Rod Paige and even Princella Smith, the 20-year-old essay
winner of MTV's "Choose or Lose" campaign to encourage young people to vote.
Reporters covering this week's convention have focused on black Republicans holding
office everywhere from Mississippi to Ohio. All this media attention on a few black faces
generates a severe misperception that black Americans are swelling the ranks of the GOP.
Many Americans have wrongly assumed that all black people are Democrats. Under this
assumption, the existence of several hundred black Republicans on the convention floor
seems like a shocking new development. But 10 percent of the African-American vote
has been solidly and stably Republican since the end of the New Deal. Although the vast
majority of the black vote goes to the Democratic Party, the Republican minority has
been a consistent reminder that not all African-Americans think alike politically. But
there is no evidence to suggest that this minority is growing among black voters. In fact,
presidential candidate George W. Bush received less than 10 percent of the black vote in
2000 and has maintained low approval ratings among blacks throughout his White House
tenure. In the past four years, the Republican Party hasn't gained ground with black
voters despite high-profile black Cabinet appointments and convention appearances.
Observers may genuinely be confused by this seeming contradiction. How can blacks be
so much more visible in the GOP if the party has less support among black voters? The
answer is strategic. The Republican Party has developed a new racial strategy that
recognizes the value of cultivating and advertising its limited constituency among
African-Americans. During the racially tense decades of the civil rights movement and its
aftermath, the Republican Party pursued a thinly veiled strategy of distancing itself from
black voters and their interests in order to cultivate the white Southern vote. This strategy
allowed Republicans to successfully infiltrate and break the tenuous coalition of FDR's
New Deal that had uneasily combined conservative Southerners and progressive
In the past decade the country has moved toward a new racial politics that rejects
explicitly racist public statements and positions by elected leaders. In response, the
Republican Party has shifted its strategy. While it was once advantageous to hide black
Republicans from the view of white voters, it is now strategic to elevate black
Republicans to visible positions within the party. The goal of bringing these black faces
to the foreground is not to increase the share of African-American votes, but to signal to
moderate white voters that the party is not racist. The logic is cunning and simple.
Republicans argue: How can Democrats level a charge of racism when there are so many
black people in our party? Individuals such as Alan Keyes, Colin Powell and Rod Paige
have the effect of reassuring "Soccer Moms" and "NASCAR Dads" that they can support
the Republican Party without signaling that they are racially biased. This is not so much
about attracting blacks as it is about reassuring moderate whites in a world with changing
racial attitudes.
These black Republicans are not new, they are just newly visible. The increased visibility
of an existing African-American constituency does not reflect a changing level of support
among black voters. Individual black Republicans are more visible within and better
supported by the GOP, but the Republican Party itself is not gaining votes among
ordinary black Americans. The distinction is subtle, but crucial. The black faces at this
week's convention are an indication that a few African-Americans are benefiting from
their rare position within a party largely hostile to the policy preferences of the majority
of African-Americans. It is not indicative of growing support for the GOP among
ordinary black folks. It is misleading to suggest that Bush and the GOP platform are
somehow wooing black voters.
It is not impossible for Republicans to increase their vote share among blacks. The overt
evangelical, moral language and social conservatism of the Republican Party reverberates
in deeply religious black communities. While blacks continue to vote overwhelmingly for
the Democratic Party, these same African-Americans are less emotionally attached to the
party. This suggests that blacks may be available for partisan realignment. But
Republicans will not win black voters through racial sleight of hand. Most black voters
are interested in progressive public morality and in conservative personal morality. These
voters remain distrusting of Republicans who appear to deploy blacks only for strategic
gain without substantive attention to African-American policy preferences. To know this,
one need only remember the echoes of thousands of black Chicagoans booing Alan
Keyes as he marched in last month's Bud Billiken Day Parade.


Superdelegates 2008


The following are the totals according to this list. Other organizations[3] have reported higher numbers based on pledged or expected support.

Candidate Total Voting Total ‡
Hillary Clinton
Barack Obama


‡ At this time Michigan and Florida delegates won't be seated at the convention and their votes dont count towards the nomination. Also Democrats Abroad superdelegates only count for 1/2 vote. The superdelegates from Guam, Puerto Rico, American Samoa and US Virgin Islands count for a full vote, though their pledged delegates only count for 1/2 vote. Thus there is now a column for total and voting total above.

[edit] Totals by group

Candidate Distinguished Party Members ≠ Governors Senators Representatives DNC Members
Hillary Clinton
Barack Obama


≠ Includes former Presidents, former Vice Presidents, former Representatives, former Senators.

[edit] List of Superdelegates

[edit] Distinguished Party Members

Includes former Presidents, former Vice Presidents, former Representatives, former Senators.(Former Presidents, Vice Presidents, Senators and House Members

Former Presidents and Vice Presidents  ↓ State  ↓ Endorsement  ↓ Source(s)  ↓
Former President Jimmy Carter GA Uncommitted
Former President Bill Clinton NY Hillary Clinton Des Moines Register[4]
Former Vice President Al Gore TN Uncommitted
Former Vice President Walter Mondale MN Hillary Clinton MSNBC[5]
Former Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle SD Barack Obama MSNBC[6]
Former Senate Majority Leader George Mitchell ME Uncommitted
Former House Speaker Tom Foley WA Hillary Clinton [7]
Former House Majority Leader Dick Gephardt MO Hillary Clinton [8]
Former House Speaker Jim Wright TX Hillary Clinton [9]

[edit] Governors (including DC Mayor)

Governors  ↓ State  ↓ Endorsement  ↓ Source(s)  ↓
Gov. Aníbal Acevedo Vilá PR Barack Obama CNN[10]
Gov. John Baldacci ME Hillary Clinton[11]
Gov. Mike Beebe AR Hillary Clinton[12]
Gov. Steve Beshear KY Uncommitted
Gov. Rod Blagojevich IL Barack Obama[13]
Gov. Phil Bredesen TN Uncommitted
Gov. Jon Corzine NJ Hillary Clinton The Associated Press[14] [15]
Gov. Chet Culver IA Barack Obama Des Moines Register[16]
Gov. Jim Doyle WI Barack Obama Milwaukee Journal Sentinel[17]
Gov. Mike Easley NC Uncommitted
Mayor Adrian Fenty[18] DC Barack Obama The Washington Post[19]
Gov. Dave Freudenthal WY Uncommitted Montana's News Station[20]
Gov. Jennifer Granholm MI Hillary Clinton The Boston Globe[21]
Gov. Christine Gregoire WA Barack Obama The Washington Post Blog[22]
Gov. Brad Henry OK Uncommitted
Gov. John P. de Jongh, Jr. VI Barack Obama[23]
Gov. Tim Kaine VA Barack Obama The Washington Post[24]
Gov. Ted Kulongoski OR Hillary Clinton[25]
Gov. John Lynch NH Uncommitted
Gov. Joe Manchin WV Uncommitted
Gov. Ruth Ann Minner DE Hillary Clinton The News Journal[26]
Gov. Janet Napolitano AZ Barack Obama NY Times[27]
Gov. Martin O'Malley MD Hillary Clinton The Boston Globe[21]
Gov. Deval Patrick MA Barack Obama[28]
Gov. Ed Rendell PA Hillary Clinton The Associated Press[29]
Gov. Bill Richardson NM Uncommitted
Gov. Bill Ritter CO Uncommitted
Gov. Brian Schweitzer MT Uncommitted
Gov. Kathleen Sebelius KS Barack Obama The Associated Press[30]
Gov. Eliot Spitzer NY Hillary Clinton NY Times[31]
Gov. Ted Strickland OH Hillary Clinton The Boston Globe[21]
Gov. Togiola Tulafono AS Hillary Clinton The Honolulu Advertiser[32]

[edit] Senators

Senators  ↓ State  ↓ Endorsement  ↓ Source(s)  ↓
Sen. Daniel Akaka HI Uncommitted
Sen. Max Baucus MT Uncommitted
Sen. Evan Bayh IN Hillary Clinton[33]
Sen. Joe Biden DE Uncommitted
Sen. Jeff Bingaman NM Uncommitted
Sen. Barbara Boxer CA Uncommitted
Sen. Michael Brown DC Uncommitted
Sen. Sherrod Brown OH Uncommitted
Sen. Robert Byrd WV Uncommitted
Sen. Maria Cantwell WA Hillary Clinton [34]
Sen. Ben Cardin MD Uncommitted
Sen. Tom Carper DE Uncommitted
Sen. Bob Casey PA Uncommitted
Sen. Hillary Clinton NY Hillary Clinton CNN[35]
Sen. Kent Conrad ND Barack Obama[36]
Sen. Chris Dodd CT Uncommitted
Sen. Byron Dorgan ND Uncommitted
Sen. Dick Durbin IL Barack Obama[37]
Sen. Russ Feingold WI Uncommitted Milwaukee Journal Sentinel[17]
Sen. Dianne Feinstein CA Hillary Clinton [38]
Sen. Tom Harkin IA Uncommitted
Sen. Daniel Inouye HI Hillary Clinton[39]
Sen. Tim Johnson SD Barack Obama KHMB[40]
Sen. Ted Kennedy MA Barack Obama Houston Chronicle[41]
Sen. John Kerry MA Barack Obama NY Times[27]
Sen. Amy Klobuchar MN Uncommitted
Sen. Herb Kohl WI Uncommitted Milwaukee Journal Sentinel[17]
Sen. Mary Landrieu LA Uncommitted
Sen. Frank Lautenberg NJ Uncommitted
Sen. Patrick Leahy VT Barack Obama Brattleboro Reformer[42]
Sen. Carl Levin MI Uncommitted
Sen. Blanche Lincoln AR Hillary Clinton[43]
Sen. Claire McCaskill MO Barack Obama NY Times[44]
Sen. Robert Menendez NJ Hillary Clinton The Associated Press[14][15]
Sen. Barbara Mikulski MD Hillary Clinton[45]
Sen. Patty Murray WA Hillary Clinton [46]
Sen. Ben Nelson NE Barack Obama Lincoln Journal Star[47]
Sen. Bill Nelson FL Hillary Clinton NY Times[27]
Sen. Barack Obama IL Barack Obama CNN[48]
Sen. Mark Pryor AR Hillary Clinton[49]
Sen. Jack Reed RI Uncommitted
Sen. Harry Reid NV Uncommitted
Sen. Jay Rockefeller WV Uncommitted
Sen. Ken Salazar CO Uncommitted
Sen. Chuck Schumer NY Hillary Clinton[50]
Sen. Debbie Stabenow MI Hillary Clinton[51]
Sen. Paul Strauss DC Uncommitted
Sen. John Tester MT Uncommitted
Sen. Jim Webb VA Barack Obama Bloomberg[52]
Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse RI Hillary Clinton [53]
Sen. Ron Wyden OR Uncommitted

[edit] Representatives

Representatives  ↓ Endorsement  ↓ Source(s)  ↓
Rep. Adam Schiff (CA) Barack Obama CBS 2[54]
Rep. Adam Smith (WA) Barack Obama[55]
Rep. Al Green (TX) Barack Obama[56]
Rep. Alan Mollohan (WV)

Rep. Albert Wynn (MD) Barack Obama Politicker MD[57]
Rep. Albio Sires (NJ) Hillary Clinton [58]
Rep. Alcee Hastings (FL) Hillary Clinton New America Media [59]
Rep. Allen Boyd (FL)

Rep. Allyson Schwartz (PA) Hillary Clinton [60]
Rep. Anna Eshoo (CA) Barack Obama Palo Alto Online[61]
Rep. Anthony Weiner (NY) Hillary Clinton [citation needed]
Rep. Artur Davis (AL) Barack Obama New America Media [59]
Rep. Barbara Lee (CA) Barack Obama San Francisco Chronicle[62]
Rep. Barney Frank (MA) Hillary Clinton [63]
Rep. Baron Hill (IN)

Rep. Bart Gordon (TN)

Rep. Bart Stupak (MI)

Rep. Ben Chandler (KY)

Rep. Bennie Thompson (MS) Barack Obama Baltimore Sun[64]
Rep. Betty McCollum (MN) Barack Obama[65]
Rep. Betty Sutton (OH)

Rep. Bill Pascrell (NJ) Hillary Clinton [66]
Rep. Bob Brady (PA)

Rep. Bob Etheridge (NC)

Rep. Bob Filner (CA)

Rep. Bobby Rush (IL) Barack Obama[67]
Rep. Bobby Scott (VA) Barack Obama The Associated Press[68]
Rep. Brad Ellsworth (IN)

Rep. Brad Miller (NC)

Rep. Brad Sherman (CA) Hillary Clinton [citation needed]
Rep. Brian Baird (WA) Barack Obama The Associated Press [69].
Rep. Brian Higgins (NY) Hillary Clinton [7]
Rep. Bruce Braley (IA)

Rep. Bud Cramer (AL)

Rep. Dutch Ruppersberger (MD) Hillary Clinton [citation needed]
Rep. Carol Shea-Porter (NH) Barack Obama[70]
Rep. Carolyn Cheeks Kilpatrick (MI)

Rep. Carolyn Maloney (NY) Hillary Clinton [7]
Rep. Carolyn McCarthy (NY) Hillary Clinton [citation needed]
Rep. Chaka Fattah (PA) Barack Obama New America Media [59]
Rep. Charles Rangel (NY) Hillary Clinton New America Media [59]
Rep. Charlie Gonzalez (TX) Barack Obama San Antonio Express-News[71].
Rep. Charlie Melancon (LA)

Rep. Charlie Wilson (OH)

Rep. Chet Edwards (TX)

Rep. Chris Carney (PA)

Rep. Chris Murphy (CT) Barack Obama Hartford Courant[72]
Rep. Chris Van Hollen (MD)

Rep. Ciro Rodriguez (TX)

Rep. Collin Peterson (MN)

Rep. Corrine Brown (FL) Hillary Clinton New America Media [59]
Rep. Dale Kildee (MI) Hillary Clinton Detroit Free Press [73]
Rep. Dan Boren (OK)

Rep. Dan Lipinski (IL)

Rep. Danny Davis (IL) Barack Obama New America Media [59]
Rep. Darlene Hooley (OR) Hillary Clinton [74]
Rep. Dave Loebsack (IA) Barack Obama The Quad-City Times[75]
Rep. David Obey (WI) Barack Obama Milwaukee Journal Sentinel[17]
Rep. David Price (NC)

Rep. David Scott (GA) Barack Obama CNN[76]
Rep. David Wu (OR)

Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL) Hillary Clinton [citation needed]
Rep. Dennis Cardoza (CA) Hillary Clinton [citation needed]
Rep. Dennis Kucinich (OH)

Rep. Dennis Moore (KS)

Rep. Diana DeGette (CO) Hillary Clinton The Denver Post[77]
Rep. Diane Watson (CA) Hillary Clinton New America Media [59]
Rep. Donald Payne (NJ) Hillary Clinton The Associated Press[14]
Rep. Doris Matsui (CA) Hillary Clinton [citation needed]
Rep. Earl Blumenauer (OR) Barack Obama Oregon Live [78]
Rep. Earl Pomeroy (ND) Barack Obama The Dickinson Press[79]
Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO) Barack Obama The Denver Post[80]
Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson (TX) Barack Obama Dallas South [81]
Rep. Edolphus Towns (NY) Hillary Clinton New York Sun [82]
Rep. Edward Markey (MA)

Rep. Elijah Cummings (MD) Barack Obama[55]
Rep. Eliot Engel (NY) Hillary Clinton [7]
Rep. Ellen Tauscher (CA) Hillary Clinton [citation needed]
Rep. Emanuel Cleaver II (MO) Hillary Clinton [83]
Rep. Frank Pallone (NJ) Hillary Clinton [84]
Rep. G.K. Butterfield (NC) Barack Obama The News & Observer[85]
Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (AZ)

Rep. Gary Ackerman (NY) Hillary Clinton [7]
Rep. Gene Green (TX) Hillary Clinton Dallas News [86]
Rep. Gene Taylor (MS)

Rep. George Miller (CA) Barack Obama Contra Costa Times[87]
Rep. Grace Napolitano (CA) Hillary Clinton [citation needed]
Rep. Gregory Meeks (NY) Hillary Clinton [7]
Rep. Gwen Moore (WI) Barack Obama Milwaukee Journal Sentinel[17]
Rep. Hank Johnson (GA) Barack Obama The Associated Press[88]
Rep. Harry Mitchell (AZ)

Rep. Heath Shuler (NC)

Rep. Henry Cuellar (TX) Hillary Clinton[89]
Rep. Henry Waxman (CA)

Rep. Hilda Solis (CA) Hillary Clinton [citation needed]
Rep. Howard Berman (CA)

Rep. Ike Skelton (MO)

Rep. Jan Schakowsky (IL) Barack Obama The New Republic[90]
Rep. Jane Harman (CA) Hillary Clinton [citation needed]
Rep. Jason Altmire (PA)

Rep. Jay Inslee (WA) Hillary Clinton [91]
Rep. Jerrold Nadler (NY) Hillary Clinton Downtown Express [92]
Rep. Jerry Costello (IL) Barack Obama[93]
Rep. Jerry McNerney (CA)

Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (IL) Barack Obama The Washington Post[94]
Rep. Jim Clyburn (SC)

Rep. Jim Cooper (TN) Barack Obama[93]
Rep. Jim Costa (CA)

Rep. Jim Langevin (RI) Hillary Clinton [95]
Rep. Jim Marshall (GA)

Rep. Jim Matheson (UT)

Rep. Jim McDermott (WA)

Rep. Jim McGovern (MA) Hillary Clinton [96]
Rep. Jim Moran (VA) Barack Obama [97]
Rep. Jim Oberstar (MN) Barack Obama Oregon Live [98]
Rep. Jim Ramstad (MN)

Rep. Joe Courtney (CT)

Rep. Joe Donnelly (IN)

Rep. Joe Sestak (PA) Hillary Clinton [99]
Rep. John Barrow (GA)

Rep. John Conyers (MI) Barack Obama Michigan Chronicle[100]
Rep. John Dingell (MI) Hillary Clinton Grand Rapids Press [101]
Rep. John Hall (NY) Hillary Clinton The Hill [102]
Rep. John Larson (CT) Barack Obama Hartford Courant[72]
Rep. John Lewis (GA) Barack Obama The New York Times[103]
Rep. John Murtha (PA)

Rep. John Olver (MA)

Rep. John Salazar (CO)

Rep. John Sarbanes (MD)

Rep. John Spratt (SC)

Rep. John Tanner (TN)

Rep. John Tierney (MA)

Rep. John Yarmuth (KY) Barack Obama The Courier-Journal[104]
Rep. Jose Serrano (NY) Hillary Clinton [7]
Rep. Joseph Crowley (NY) Hillary Clinton [7]
Rep. Kathy Castor (FL)

Rep. Keith Ellison (MN) Barack Obama Star Tribune[105]
Rep. Kendrick Meek (FL) Hillary Clinton New America Media [59]
Rep. Kirsten Gillibrand (NY) Hillary Clinton [7]
Rep. Lacy Clay (MO) Barack Obama St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Rep. Laura Richardson (CA) Hillary Clinton New America Media [59]
Rep. Leonard Boswell (IA) Hillary Clinton [citation needed]
Rep. Lincoln Davis (TN)

Rep. Linda Sanchez (CA) Barack Obama New York Times[106]
Rep. Lloyd Doggett (TX)

Rep. Lois Capps (CA)

Rep. Louise Slaughter (NY) Hillary Clinton [107]
Rep. Luis Gutierrez (IL) Barack Obama [108]
Rep. Lynn Woolsey (CA) Hillary Clinton [109]
Rep. Madeleine Bordallo (Guam)

Rep. Marcia Kaptur (OH)

Rep. Marion Berry (AR) Hillary Clinton [citation needed]
Rep. Mark Udall (CO)

Rep. Maurice Hinchey (NY) Hillary Clinton [110]
Rep. Maxine Waters (CA) Hillary Clinton [citation needed]
Rep. Mazie Hirono (HI)

Rep. Mel Watt (NC)

Rep. Melissa Bean (IL) Barack Obama [111]
Rep. Michael Arcuri (NY) Hillary Clinton Utica Observer-Dispatch [112]
Rep. Michael Capuano (MA) Barack Obama The Boston Globe[113]
Rep. Michael McNulty (NY) Hillary Clinton New York Sun [114]
Rep. Michael Michaud (ME)

Rep. Mike Doyle (PA)

Rep. Mike Honda (CA)

Rep. Mike McIntyre (NC)

Rep. Mike Ross (AR) Hillary Clinton [citation needed]
Rep. Mike Thompson (CA) Hillary Clinton [citation needed]
Rep. Nancy Boyda (KS)

Rep. Nancy Pelosi (CA)

Rep. Neil Abercrombie (HI) Barack Obama[55]
Rep. Nick Lampson (TX)

Rep. Nick Rahall (WV)

Rep. Niki Tsongas (MA)

Rep. Nita Lowey (NY) Hillary Clinton [citation needed]
Rep. Norm Dicks (WA) Hillary Clinton [citation needed]
Rep. Nydia Velazquez (NY) Hillary Clinton [107]
Rep. Patrick Kennedy (RI) Barack Obama The Associated Press[30]
Rep. Patrick Murphy (PA) Barack Obama[93]
Rep. Paul Hodes (NH) Barack Obama[115]
Rep. Paul Kanjorski (PA) Hillary Clinton [116]
Rep. Pete Stark (CA)

Rep. Peter DeFazio (OR)

Rep. Peter Visclosky (IN)

Rep. Peter Welch (VT) Barack Obama Brattleboro Reformer[42]
Rep. Phil Hare (IL) Barack Obama [117]
Rep. Rahm Emanuel (IL)

Rep. Raul Grijalva (AZ) Barack Obama Arizona Daily Star [118]
Rep. Richard Neal (MA) Hillary Clinton [119]
Rep. Rick Boucher (VA) Barack Obama Tri-Cities Personal News and Media Center[120]
Rep. Rick Larsen (WA)

Rep. Robert Andrews (NJ) Hillary Clinton [121]
Rep. Robert Wexler (FL) Barack Obama New York Times[122]
Rep. Ron Kind (WI) Uncommitted Milwaukee Journal Sentinel[17]
Rep. Ron Klein (FL)

Rep. Rosa DeLauro (CT) Barack Obama Hartford Courant[72]
Rep. Ruben Hinojosa (TX) Hillary Clinton[89]
Rep. Rush Holt (NJ)

Rep. Russ Carnahan (MO) Barack Obama St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Rep. Sam Farr (CA)

Rep. Sander Levin (MI)

Rep. Sanford Bishop (GA) Barack Obama The Associated Press[88]
Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (TX) Hillary Clinton New America Media [59]
Rep. Shelley Berkley (NV) Hillary Clinton [citation needed]
Rep. Solomon Ortiz (TX) Hillary Clinton Dallas Morning News [86]
Rep. Steve Cohen (TN) Barack Obama Memphis Flyer [123]
Rep. Steve Israel (NY) Hillary Clinton [7]
Rep. Steve Kagen (WI) Uncommitted Milwaukee Journal Sentinel[17]
Rep. Steve Rothman (NJ) Barack Obama The Associated Press[124]
Rep. Susan Davis (CA)

Rep. Tammy Baldwin (WI) Hillary Clinton Milwaukee Journal Sentinel[17]
Rep. Tim Holden (PA)

Rep. Tim Mahoney (FL)

Rep. Tim Ryan (OH)

Rep. Tim Walz (MN) Barack Obama Star Tribune[105]
Rep. Timothy Bishop (NY) Hillary Clinton The Hill [125]
Rep. Tom Allen (ME)

Rep. Tom Udall (NM)

Rep. Vic Snyder (AR) Hillary Clinton [citation needed]
Rep. William Delahunt (MA) Barack Obama The Boston Globe[126]
Rep. William Jefferson (LA)

Rep. Xavier Becerra (CA) Barack Obama American Chronicle[127]
Rep. Yvette D. Clarke (NY) Hillary Clinton [128]
Rep. Zack Space (OH)

Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA) Hillary Clinton [129]
Rep. Zoe Lofgren (CA) Barack Obama[130]

[edit] DNC Members

DNC Members  ↓ Endorsement  ↓ Source(s)  ↓
Joe Turnham, State Chair (AL)
Washington Post[131]
Nancy Worley, State Vice Chair (AL)
Washington Post[131]
Yvonne Kennedy (AL)
Washington Post[131]
Randy Kelley (AL)
Washington Post[131]
Blake Johnson, State Vice Chair (AK)
Washington Post[131]
John Davies (AK) Barack Obama Anchorage Daily News[132]
Cindy Spanyers (AK)
Washington Post[131]
Don Bivens, State Chair (AZ)
Washington Post[131]
Donna Branch Gilby, State Vice Chair (AZ)
Washington Post[131]
Carolyn Warner (AZ)
Washington Post[131]
Janice C. Brunson (AZ)
Washington Post[131]
Bill Gwatney, State Chair (AR)
Washington Post[131]
Don Beavers (AR)
Washington Post[131]
Art Torres, State Chair (CA)

Alexandra Gallardo-Rooker, Vice Chair (CA)

Steven Alari (CA)

Rachel Binah (CA)

Mary Ellen Early (CA) Barack Obama Los Angeles Daily News[133]
Edward Espinoza (CA)

Inola Henry (CA)

Aleita Huguenin (CA)

Carole Midgen (CA)

Bob Mulholland (CA)

Christine Pelosi (CA)

Robert Rankin (CA)

Garry Shay (CA)

Christopher Stampolis (CA)

Keith Umemoto (CA)

Steve Ybarra (CA)

Norma Torres (CA) Barack Obama San Jose Mercury News[134]
Pat Waak, State Chair (CO)
Washington Post[131]
Debbie Marquez (CO) Barack Obama The Denver Post[77]
J. W. Postal (CO) Barack Obama The Denver Post[77]
Nancy DiNardo, State Chair (CT)[72]

Anthony Avallone (CT) Barack Obama Hartford Courant[72]
John Olsen (CT)[72]

John Daniello, State Chair (DE)

Harriet Smith-Windsor, State Vice Chair (DE)

Karen Thurman, State Chair (FL)

Rudolph Parker, (FL)

Terrie Brady (FL)

Mitchell Ceasar (FL)

Joyce Cusack (FL) Barack Obama Miami Herald[135]
Diane Glasser (FL)

Chuck Mohlke (FL)

Janee Murphy (FL)

Jon Ausman (FL)

Jane Kidd, State Chair (GA)[88]

Carole Dabbs (GA) Hillary Clinton The Associated Press[88]
Mary Long (GA)[88]

Lonnie Plott (GA)[88]

Richard Ray (GA)[88]

Beverly Withington, Chair (HI)

Joshua Wisch, Vice Chair (HI)

Richard Port (HI)

Dr. Marie Dolly Strazar (HI)

Keith Roark, Chair (ID)

Jeanne Buell, Vice-chair (ID) Barack Obama USA Today[136]
Grant Burgoyne (ID) Barack Obama Idaho Statesman[137][138]
Constance Howard (IL) Barack Obama[139]
Carol Ronen (IL)

Darlena Williams-Burnett (IL)

Michael Madigan (IL) Barack Obama St. Louis Post-Dispatch[140]
Cordelia Lewis Burks, State Vice Chair (IN) Barack Obama WLFI TV[141]
Connie Thurman (IN)

Scott Brennan, State Chair (IA)

Larry Gates, State Chair (KS)

Teresa Krusor, State Vice Chair (KS)

E. Lee Kinch (KS) Barack Obama The Associated Press [142]
Randy Roy (KS) Barack Obama The Associated Press [142] .
Helen Knetzer (KS) Hillary Clinton The Associated Press [142].
Jennifer Moore, Chair (KY)

Nathan Smith, Vice Chair (KY)

Moretta Bosley (KY)

Terry McBrayer (KY)

Jo Etta Wickliffe (KY)

Chris Whittington, State Chair (LA)

Mary Lou Winters, State Vice Chair (LA)

Patsy Arceneaux (LA) Hillary Clinton The Washington Post[143]
Renee Gill Pratt (LA)

Claude "Buddy" Leach (LA)

Marianne Stevens, State Vice Chair (ME)

Jennifer DeChant (ME)

Sam Spencer (ME)

Michael Cryor, State Chair (MD)

Lauren Glover, State Vice Chair (MD)

Glenard Middleton (MD) Hillary Clinton[144]
Heather Mizeur (MD)

Gregory Pecoraro (MD)

John Walsh, State Chair (MA) Barack Obama The Boston Globe[145]
Debra Kozikowski (MA)

Gus Bickford (MA)

Raymond Jordan (MA) Barack Obama The Boston Globe[146]
David O'Brien (MA) Barack Obama The Boston Globe[147]
Margaret Xifaras (MA)

Arthenia Abbott, State Vice Chair (MI)

Elizabeth Bunn (MI)

Debbie Dingell (MI)

Robert Ficano (MI)

Joyce Lalonde (MI)

Jeffrey Radjewski (MI)

Michael Tardiff (MI)

Richard Wiener (MI)

Brian Melendez, State Chair (MN)

Donna Cassutt, State Vice Chair (MN)

Ken Foxworth (MN) Barack Obama Star Tribune[148]
Wayne Dowdy, Chair (MS)

Carnelia Pettis Fondren, Vice Chair (MS)

Everett Sanders (MS)

John Temporiti, Chair (MO)

Yolanda Wheat, Vice Chair (MO)

Mark Bryant (MO) Barack Obama [149]
Leila Medley (MO)

Dennis McDonald, State Chair (MT)

Margarett Campbell, State Vice Chair (MT)

Jean Lemire Dahlman (MT)

Ed Tinsley (MT) Barack Obama Great Falls Tribune[150]
Steven Achelpohl, State Chair (NE)

Audra Ostergard, State Vice Chair (NE)

Kathleen Fahey (NE) Barack Obama Lincoln Journal Star[47]
Jill Derby, State Chair (NV)

Sam Lieberman, State Vice Chair (NV)

Raymond Buckley, State Chair (NH)

Joseph DeCotiis Hillary Clinton The Associated Press[124]
June Fischer Hillary Clinton The Associated Press[124]
Donald Norcross (NJ)[14][124]

Christine "Roz" Samuels (NJ)[14][124] Barack Obama MSNBC [151]
Brian Colon, State Chair (NM)

Mary Gail Gwaltney (NM)

Raymond Sanchez (NM)

Annadelle Sanchez (NM)

Herman Farrell Jr. (NY)

Dennis Mehiel (NY)

Robert Ramirez (NY)

Richard Schaffer (NY)

Irene Stein (NY)

Sylvia Tokasz (NY)

Jerry Meek, State Chair (NC)

Dannie Montgomery, State Vice Chair (NC) Barack Obama The News & Observer[152]
Dr. Jeanette Council (NC)

David Parker (NC)

Everett Ward (NC) Barack Obama The News & Observer[152]
David Strauss, State Chair (ND) Uncommitted [153]
Renee Pfenning (ND)

Chris Redfern, State Chair (OH)[154]

Rhine McLin, State Vice Chair (OH)[154]

William Burga (OH)[154]

Enid Goubeaux (OH)[154]

Mark Mallory (OH)[154]

Ronald Malone (OH)

Patricia Moss (OH)

Sonni Nardi (OH)[154]

Kitti Asberry (OK) Barack Obama Tulsa World[155]
Dr. Ivan Holmes, State Chair (OK)

Meredith Woods-Smith, State Chair (OR)

Frank Dixon, State Vice Chair (OR)

Jenny Greenleaf (OR)

Wayne Kinney (OR)

TJ Rooney, State Chair (PA)

Jean Milko, State Vice Chair (PA)

Rena Baumgartner (PA)

Carol Ann Campbell (PA)

Richard Donatucci (PA)

William George (PA)

Marcel Groen (PA)

Sophie Masloff (PA) Uncommitted [156]
Ian Murray (PA)

Evelyn Richardson (PA)

Edna O'Neill Matson, State Vice Chair (RI)

Frank Montanaro (RI)

Carol Fowler, State Chair (SC)

Wilbur Lee Jeffcoat, State Vice Chair (SC)

Gilda Cobb-Hunter (SC)

Jack Billion, State Chair (SD)

Deb Knecht, State Vice Chair (SD)

Nick Nemec (SD)

Sharon Stroschein (SD)

Gray Sasser, State Chair (TN)

Will Cheek (TN)

Dr. Inez Crutchfield (TN)

Jimmie Farris (TN)

Boyd Richie, State Chair (TX)

Roy LaVerne Brooks, State Vice Chair (TX)

Yvonne Davis (TX)

Al Edwards (TX)

Norma Fisher Flores (TX)

Jaime Gonzalez Jr. (TX)

David Holmes (TX)

John Patrick (TX)

Betty Richie (TX)

Bob Slagle (TX)

Wayne Holland Jr., State Chair (UT)

Bill Orton (UT)

Ian Carleton, State Chair (VT) Uncommitted Brattleboro Reformer[42]
Judy Bevans, State Vice Chair (VT) Barack Obama Brattleboro Reformer[42]
Billi Gosh (VT) Hillary Clinton Brattleboro Reformer[42]
Chuck Ross. Jr. (VT) Barack Obama Brattleboro Reformer[42]
Jim Leaman (VA)

Anita Bonds, District Chair (DC)

Jeffrey Richardson, District Vice Chair (DC) Barack Obama Washington Blade[157]
Arrington Dixon (DC) Barack Obama The Washington Post[158][139]
Dwight Pelz, State Chair (WA)

Eileen Macoll, State Vice Chair (WA)

Ed Cote (WA)

Sharon Mast (WA)

David McDonald (WA)

Pat Notter (WA) Barack Obama The Wenatchee World Online[159]
Nick Casey Jr., State Chair (WV)

Belinda Biofore, State Vice Chair (WV)

Pat Maroney (WV)

Marie Prezioso (WV)

Lena Taylor, State Vice Chair (WI) Uncommitted Milwaukee Journal Sentinel[17]
Stan Gruszynski (WI) Barack Obama Milwaukee Journal Sentinel[17]
Jason Rae (WI) Uncommitted Milwaukee Journal Sentinel[17]
Melissa Schroeder (WI) Uncommitted Milwaukee Journal Sentinel[17]
Paula Zellner (WI) Uncommitted Milwaukee Journal Sentinel[17]
Nancy Drummond, State Vice Chair (WY) Uncommitted Montana's News Station[20]
Peter Jorgensen (WY) Barack Obama Montana's News Station[20]
Cynthia Nunley (WY) Uncommitted Montana's News Station[20]
Christine Marques, Chair Democrats Abroad

Toby Condliffe, Vice Chair Democrats Abroad Barack Obama Toronto Star[160]
Robert Bell, Democrats Abroad Hillary Clinton Toronto Star[161]
Connie Borde, Democrats Abroad

Liv Gibbons, Democrats Abroad

Theresa Morelli, Democrats Abroad

Brent O'Leary, Democrats Abroad

Leo Perez Minaya, Democrats Abroad

Theresa Hunkin, Vice Chair American Samoa Barack Obama The Honolulu Advertiser[162]
Antonio Charfauros, Chair Guam

Cecilia Mafnas, Vice Chair Guam

Taling Taitano, Guam

Robert Underwood, Guam

Luisette Cabana, Vice Chair Puerto Rico

Dr. Celita Arroyo de Roques, Puerto Rico

Cecil Benjamin, Chair Virgin Islands

Marylyn Stapleton, Vice Chair Virgin Islands

Carol Burke, Virgin Islands

Kevin Rodriguez, Virgin Islands

Alan Solomont (MA) Barack Obama Boston Globe [163]
Alice Huffman (CA) Hillary Clinton [164]
Alicia Wang (CA) Hillary Clinton [165]
Allan Katz (FL) Barack Obama [166]
Anita Freedman (NH) Hillary Clinton [167]
Ben Johnson (DC) Hillary Clinton[144]
Bill Owen (TN) Hillary Clinton [168]
Bob Pastrick (IN) Hillary Clinton[169]
C Richard Cranwell (VA)

Carol Pensky (DC) Hillary Clinton[144]
Carol Peterson (NC)

Charles Manatt (CA) Hillary Clinton [170]
Dan Parker (IN) Hillary Clinton[169]
Dan Slater (CO) Barack Obama The Denver Post[171]
Dana Redd (NJ)[14] Hillary Clinton [172]
Deanna Fuimaono (AS) Hillary Clinton Washington Post[131]
Denise Johnson (TX) Hillary Clinton [173]
Diane Saxe (MA) Hillary Clinton Lowell Sun [174]
Dina Titus (NV) Hillary Clinton[175]
Donald Fowler (SC) Hillary Clinton [176]
Doug Brooks (MO) Hillary Clinton[177]
Elisa Parker (TN) Hillary Clinton Memphis Flyer [178]
Elizabeth Smith (DC) Hillary Clinton[144]
Ellen Camhi (CT) Hillary Clinton Hartford Courant[72]
Emily Giske (NY) Hillary Clinton [179]
Eric Kleinfeld (DC) Hillary Clinton[144]
Fagafaga Langkilde (AS) Hillary Clinton Washington Post[131]
Francisco Domenec (PR) Hillary Clinton [180]
Gaeten DiGangi (NH) Hillary Clinton [167]
Gerald McEntee (DC)

Harold Ickes (DC) Hillary Clinton [181]
Hartina Flournoy (DC) Hillary Clinton[144]
Helen Langan (UT) Hillary Clinton [182]
David Paterson (NY) Hillary Clinton [183]
Emil Jones, Jr. (IL) Barack Obama [184]
Eric Garcetti (CA) Barack Obama Wilshire & Washington[185]
Gail Bray (ID) Barack Obama Idaho Statesman[137]
Iris Martinez (IL) Barack Obama [186]
Karen Hale (UT) Hillary Clinton [187]
Maria Echaveste (CA) Hillary Clinton [188]
Martha Fuller Clark (NH) Barack Obama [189]
Jackie Stevenson (MN) Hillary Clinton [190]
Jennifer McClellan (VA) Hillary Clinton[144]
Jim Frasier (OK)

Jim Maxson (ND) Barack Obama [153]
Joe Andrew (IN)

Joe Cryan (NJ)[14] Hillary Clinton [191]
Joe Reed (AL) Hillary Clinton [192]
Joe Rios (AZ) Hillary Clinton [193]
Joe Wineke (WI) Uncommitted Milwaukee Journal Sentinel[17]
Joel Ferguson (MI) Hillary Clinton [194]
John Knutson (ME) Barack Obama
John Millin (WY) Barack Obama Montana's News Station[20]
John Rednour (IL) Hillary Clinton [195]
Johnnie Patton (MS) Barack Obama [196]
Jon Ausman (FL)

Judith Hope (NY) Hillary Clinton [197]
June Fisher (NJ) Hillary Clinton [191]
Kamil Hasan (CA) Hillary Clinton [198]
Karla Bradley (AR) Hillary Clinton [199]
Karren Pope-Onwukwe (MD) Barack Obama
Kenneth M. Curtis (ME) Hillary Clinton [200]
Kenneth McClintock (PR) Hillary Clinton [201]
Lionel Spruill Sr. (VA) Hillary Clinton[144]
Mame Reiley (VA) Hillary Clinton[144]
Margaret Blackshere (IL) Barack Obama [202]
Maria Luna (NY) Hillary Clinton [203]
Marilyn Tyler Brown (DC) Hillary Clinton[144]
Mark Weiner (RI)

Martha Dixon (AR)
Washington Post[131]
Martin Dunleavy (CT) Barack Obama Hartford Courant[72]
Marva Smalls (NY)

Mary Eva Candon (DC) Hillary Clinton[144]
Mary Jo Neville (MD)

Mary Wakefield (ND) Barack Obama Bismarck Tribune[204]
Mee Moua (MN) Barack Obama Asian American Press[205]
Michael Fitzgerald (IA) Barack Obama Des Moines Register[206]
Minyon Moore (DC) Hillary Clinton[144]
Mirian Saez (CA)

Mona Pasquil (CA)

Muriel Offerman (NC)

Nancy Kopp (MD) Hillary Clinton[144]
Nancy Larson (MN) Uncommitted [156]
Nathaniel Savali (AS)
Washington Post[131]
Patti Higgins (AK) Hillary Clinton Anchorage Press[207]
Phoebe Crane (IN) Hillary Clinton[169]
Randi Weingarten (NY)

Raul Martinez (FL)

Richard Machacek (IA)

Rick Stafford (MN)

Robert Zimmerman (DNC member) (NY) Hillary Clinton The New York Observer[208]
Ron Sims (WA) Hillary Clinton Seattle Post-Intelligencer[209]
Rosalind Wyman (CA)

Sandy Opstvedt (IA)

Sandy Querry (MO) Hillary Clinton[210]
Sarah Swisher (IA) Barack Obama The Associated Press [211].
Senfronia Thompson (TX)

Sheldon Silver (NY)

Stephen Fontana (CT) Barack Obama Hartford Courant[72]
Steven Grossman (MA)

Steven Horsford (NV) Barack Obama Las Vegas Review-Journal[212]
Sue Lovell (TX)

Susan Swecker (VA) Hillary Clinton[144]
Terry McAuliffe (VA) Hillary Clinton[144]
Tim Sullivan (WI) Hillary Clinton Milwaukee Journal Sentinel[17]
Tom Hynes (IL)

Tonio Burgos (NJ)[14][124] Hillary Clinton AP NJ[124]
Vince Powers (NE) Barack Obama Lincoln Journal Star[47]
Vivian Cook (NY)

Willie Barrow (IL) Barack Obama Chicago Tribune[213][214]
Yolanda Caraway (DC) Hillary Clinton[144]
Howard Dean, Chairman (VT) Uncommitted Brattleboro Reformer[42]
Mike Gronstal

Lottie Shackleford (AR)
Washington Post[131]
Linda Chavez-Thompson (TX)

Susan Turnbull (MD)

Mark Brewer (MI)

Andrew Tobias (FL)

Alice Germond (WV)

Philip D. Murphy (NJ)[14]

Mike Panetta (DC) Barack Obama PR Newswire [215]
Manny Rodriguez (CO) Hillary Clinton The Denver Post[171]

[edit] Members At-large

Members At-large  ↓ State  ↓ Endorsement  ↓ Source(s)  ↓
Jeremy Bernard CA Barack Obama San Jose Mercury News[216]
Lu Battaglieri MI

Joyce Brayboy VA

Donna Brazile DC [27]

Anna Burger PA

Maria Chappelle-Nadal MO

Alvaro Cifuentes MD Hillary Clinton[144]
Larry Cohen DC

Ralph Dawson NY

Barbara Easterling VA Hillary Clinton[144]
Kalyn Free OK

John Gage MD

Yvonne Gates NV

Janice Griffin MD

Alexis Herman VA

Ben Jeffers LA

Joe Johnson VA

Dr. Elaine Kamarck MA Hillary Clinton[217]
Frank LaMere NE Barack Obama Lincoln Journal Star[47]
Belkis Leong-Hong MD

Leon Lynch PA

Ramona Martinez CO
Washington Post[131]
Robert Martinez TX

Richard Michalski MD Hillary Clinton[144]
Mona Mohib CT

Jay Parmley OK

Steve Powell IL

Gail Rasmussen OR

James Roosevelt Jr MA

Eliseo Roques-Arroyo PR

Richard Shoemaker MI

Edward Smith IL

Marianne Spraggins NY

Michael Steed MD Hillary Clinton[144]
John Sweeney MD

Christine Trujillo NM Hillary Clinton Albuquerque Tribune [218]
Vernon Watkins CA

Jerome Wiley Segovia VA

James Zogby DC Barack Obama[219]
Maria Handley CO Hillary Clinton The Denver Post[171]

[edit] Former National Chairmen

Former National Chairmen  ↓ State  ↓ Endorsement  ↓ Source(s)  ↓
Debra DeLee MA Hillary Clinton [220]
Paul Kirk MA Barack Obama [221]
Roy Romer CO
Washington Post[131]
Robert Strauss TX

David Wilhelm IL Barack Obama Associated Press[222]

[edit] Organizations

Organizations  ↓ State  ↓ Endorsement  ↓ Source(s)  ↓
Kwame Kilpatrick, NCDM MI

Robin Carnahan, DASS MO

Bill Bradbury, DASS OR

Joyce Beatty, Dem. Leg. Campaign Comm. OH

Eric Coleman, Nat'l Dem. County Officials MI

Margie Woods, Nat'l Dem. County Officials IL

Susan Burgess, Nat'l Dem. Municipal Officials Conf. NC Hillary Clinton
Myron Lowery, Nat'l Dem. Municipal Officials Conf. TN Hillary Clinton Memphis Flyer [223]
Virgie Rollins, Nat'l Fed. of Dem. Women MI

Ruth Rudy, Nat'l Fed. of Dem. Women PA Hillary Clinton Bloomberg [224]
Lauren Wolfe, College Dems of America MI

Awais Khaleel, College Dems of America WI Uncommitted Milwaukee Journal Sentinel[17]
David Hardt, Young Dems of America TX

Crystal Strait, Young Dems of America CA

Catherine Cortez Masto, Dem Assoc. of Atty Gen. NV

Patrick Lynch, Dem Assoc. of Atty Gen. RI Barack Obama[225]
Christine Warnke, Nat'l Dem Ethnic Coord. Comm. DC

John Melcher, Nat'l Dem. Seniors Coord. Comm. MT

Maria Cordone, Nat'l Dem. Seniors Coord. Comm. MD Hillary Clinton[144]
Kathleen Vick, Secretary Emeritus DC

Other  ↓ State  ↓ Endorsement  ↓ Source(s)  ↓
Del. Donna Christian-Christensen VI Hillary Clinton[226]
Del. Eni Faleomavaega AS Barack Obama[227]
Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton DC Barack Obama[228], AP[229]
Michael Thurmond GA [88] Hillary Clinton The Associated Press