May 9th, 2008 | by JAMES PITKIN News | Posted In: CLEAN UP, Politics, CLEAN UP

Superdelegate DeFazio Boards the Obama Train


The trickle of superdelegates flowing toward Barack Obama has been joined by one more Oregon congressman.

Rep. Peter DeFazio of Springfield is set to appear with Obama at a town-hall meeting in Albany today, DeFazio spokeswoman Molly Simmons tells WWire.

In Albany, DeFazio will announce his endorsement of Obama in the Illinois senator's bid to outrace Hillary Clinton, Simmons says.

DeFazio's endorsement brings to five the number of Oregon Democratic superdelegates who have taken sides in the race. Gov. Ted Kulongoski and Rep. Darlene Hooley are with Clinton, while Rep. Earl Blumenauer and Rep. David Wu are with Obama.

That leaves Sen. Ron Wyden and Secretary of State Bill Bradbury as the only elected Oregon Democratic superdelegates who remain on the fence. The other five are unelected Democratic Party officials, who have vowed to stay mum until after Oregon's May 20 primary.

What do you think—should Wyden and Bradbury join the rush to Obama and try to end the primary race, or are they wise to stay neutral for now?
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