Campaigning Superdelegates Look Toward November

Top of ticket looms large in tight Congressional races
By Jonas Oransky,  Newser Staff
Posted May 6, 2008 3:47 PM CDT
Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-N.Y., meets with driver race driver Mario Dominguez, of Mexico, as she visits the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.   (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
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(Newser) – Undeclared Democratic superdelegates who are also members of Congress are under especially great pressure, reports the LA Times: The popularity of their chosen candidate could affect their re-election chances. In swing districts, "somebody unpopular at the top of the ticket can actually cost you votes," says a political science professor.

Says Indiana's Baron Hill, who puzzled some constituents when he endorsed Barack Obama last week, “If I'd made a political decision, I just would have stayed out of it.”