Goddard named a superdelegate

Chris Rizo Apr. 28, 2008, 2:42pm

Terry Goddard

PHOENIX, Ariz. (Legal Newsline)-Arizona Attorney General Terry Goddard has been chosen to be one of the Grand Canyon State's Democratic superdelegates.

Goddard, who has not yet committed to either presidential hopeful Sens. Hillary Clinton or Barack Obama, was chosen at the Arizona Democratic state convention on April 26.

Goddard will be among the nearly 800 Democratic elected officials and party leaders who will likely decide who will be at the top of the ticket.

Superdelegates will likely weigh in since neither Clinton nor Obama is expected to have the 2,025 delegates to clinch the nomination ahead of the Democratic National Convention in August.

According to a CNN tally, Obama, D-Ill., has 1,725 delegates, compared to the 1,588 won so far by Clinton, D-N.Y. Eleven nominating contests remain.

Goddard, a former Democratic nominee for governor and former mayor of Phoenix, was chosen by state committee members to serve as the state's "distinguished party leader."

Among other attorneys general serving as superdelegates who have not committed to a candidate is Nevada's Catherine Cortez Masto.

A spokeswoman said she will likely announce support for a candidate after the Nevada Democratic Convention on May 17 and 18.

From Legal Newsline: Reach reporter Chris Rizo by e-mail at chrisrizo@legalnewsline.com.

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