All of Missouri’s 16 superdelegates to the Democratic National Convention in Denver have now been chosen. Attorney General Jay Nixon and State Auditor Susan Montee have been selected by the Missouri Democratic Party State Committee. The selection of Nixon and Montee means all three of Missouri’s statewide Democratic elected officials will be superdelgates. Secretary of State Robin Carnahan was already a superdelegate.
There are 88 members of Missouri’s delegation to the National Convention – 14 of whom are superdelegates. While the 72 pledged delegates must support the candidate to whom they are committed, the superdelegates are free to vote as they choose. Those 72 pledged delegates are evenly divided – 36 apiece – to Senators Barack Obama (D-IL) and Hillary Clinton (D-NY).