David Kirkpatrick

February 27, 2008

Another superdelegate …

Filed under: et.al. — Tags: , , , , , — David Kirkpatrick @ 5:32 pm

switches to Obama. This time it’s Representative John Lewis (D-GA).

Update 2/28/08: And another

A Houston state representative — and superdelegate — switches her support from Clinton to Obama.

My colleagues Charles Mahtesian and Richard Cullen have a well-timed story on the pressure facing Clinton’s black supporters like today’s defector, Senfronia Thompson:

The pressure on Clinton’s black supporters to defect has been gradually mounting, rising to the point where some elected officials are being forced to consider whether their backing for Clinton will have adverse consequences for their own political fortunes.

“It’s atmospheric pressure, a change in mood in their communities,” says University of California at Los Angeles political scientist Mark Sawyer, who studies race, ethnicity and politics. “You see people that are going out to vote that have never voted before. Do you want to be on the other side of that?”