Superdelegate Wants Some Peace and Quiet

Mo. woman weary of candidates' outreach
By Jonas Oransky,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 14, 2008 4:40 PM CDT
Democratic Presidential hopeful, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-N.Y. talks on a cell phone upon her arrival at a Presidential Health Care Forum.   (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
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(Newser) – With superdelegates like this, who needs Republicans? The Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton campaigns may be pondering that question after getting Leana Medley's voicemail again, but she doesn't care. "I'm more likely to take a call from a reporter," the director of Missouri’s National Education Association tells the New York Observer.

She took a call from Bill Clinton and a "really high-pressure" appeal from a local rep, but not from the candidate—"I left it on my machine." Meanwhile, the Obama campaign deployed the governors of Iowa and Washington (two more voicemails) and irked the 70-year-old by calling from a blocked number. "If the Obama people really want to talk to me, tell them to let their number come through so that I can see where it's from," she says.