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Spitzer, a Clinton Fan, Loses Superdelegate Status

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Spitzer, a Clinton Fan, Loses Superdelegate Status

Election 2008

Spitzer, a Clinton Fan, Loses Superdelegate Status

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MELISSA BLOCK, host:

Eliot Spitzer's resignation is also bad news for Hillary Clinton. Spitzer was a superdelegate to the Democratic nominating convention, but only because he was governor. A Democratic National Committee official confirms that when Spitzer resigned, he lost his superdelegate status along with his pledge vote for Senator Clinton.

David Paterson was already a superdelegate and is a Clinton supporter, but with Spitzer gone, the total number of superdelegates drops to 795 and Clinton's superdelegate margin over Barack Obama shrinks by one.

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