What Did John Lewis Really Say?

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February 15, 2008 11:35 a.m.
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There was a fair amount of confusion last night and this morning about what exactly Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) told the NYT about how he would cast his superdelegate vote at the Democratic Convention.

We’ve been trying to track it down, and Lewis’ office promises a statement later today.

But the NYT reporter, Jeff Zeleny, was on CNN this morning, and explained his piece in more detail.

It comes down to this: Despite being a Hillary supporter, Lewis is not going to cast his superdelegate vote for Hillary because his district went for Obama in the Georgia primary. That’s the long and short of it. Greg Sargent has the details at Election Central.

So bad news for the Hillary camp’s strategy of using superdelegates to push her over the top if she’s trailing in elected delegates.

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