Backroom Primary: Profiles of Superdelegates The Democratic Party's 796 superdelegates will vote to determine the presidential nominee. Superdelegates primarily are members of the Democratic National Committee or are politicians themselves, including governors and members of Congress. NPR spoke with several to learn what influences their decision to support either New York Sen. Hillary Clinton or Illinois Sen. Barack Obama.

Okla. Superdelegate Wants to Be Left Alone

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Superdelegate Role Complicates Re-Election Bid

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Colorado Democrat Stays Mum on Presidential Pick

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Portrait of a Utah Superdelegate

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Backroom Primary: Wash. Superdelegate for Clinton

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Backroom Primary: Decisive Superdelegates in Pa.

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Backroom Primary: Undecided Superdelegate Farr

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Backroom Primary: Profile of a Calif. Superdelegate

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Klobuchar Boosts Obama's Superdelegate Count

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Backroom Primary: Bill Clinton Courts California

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