Clinton Calif. Superdelegates May Flip if She Stays Behind

2 of 5 who spoke at state event say they'll 'reassess' after Dem primaries end
By Jonas Oransky,  Newser Staff
Posted May 5, 2008 2:04 PM CDT
Mayor Gavin Newsom of San Francisco, Calif.   (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)
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(Newser) – Two of five Hillary Clinton superdelegates who spoke at a California state event said they’d consider switching to Barack Obama if the frontrunner holds his lead through the next month. While not earth-shattering, the development should be wrenching for Clinton, the Los Angeles Times say, as it showcases concerns about drawing out the primary fight too long.

 “Our job is to represent the constituents who trusted us to win the White House,” said one of the superdelegates. The other said if Obama maintained a 150 elected-delegate gap, “It doesn't mandate me switching, but it does mandate me reconsidering.”