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Saturday, May 10, 2008

Barack Obama Picks Up Utah Super Delegate

 

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Barack Obama picked up a superdelegate in Utah, bringing him within half a delegate of erasing Hillary Rodham Clinton's once-substantial lead among the elected officials and party leaders who will determine the Democratic presidential nominee.

The Utah Democratic party named Kristi Cumming, an Obama supporter, as its sixth superdelegate following the party's annual fundraising dinner Friday.

Obama also picked up nine superdelegates from other states Friday, while Clinton picked up two.

Clinton now leads Obama by a mere half delegate — 272.5 to 272. Little more than four months ago, on the eve of the primary season, the former first lady held a lead of 169-63.

 

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