Oklahoma Democrats add Morgan as superdelegate

By The Associated Press Modified: March 6, 2008 at 8:37 pm •  Published: March 6, 2008
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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) _ The state Democratic Party has learned that it has another "superdelegate" to the party's national convention — Senate President Pro Tem Mike Morgan.

Morgan, D-Stillwater, said he was informed that he was a delegate soon after the Feb. 4 presidential primary in Oklahoma, won by Hillary Clinton.

State Party Chairman Ivan Holmes said Thursday he did not learn of the selection until the day before when he talked to the Democratic National Committee.

"It sure came as a surprise to me. I thought it was a mistake," Holmes said.

Morgan was appointed by the DNC because of his position as vice chairman of the Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee, which works to elect Democrats to state legislatures.

The senator said he is "as uncommitted as anyone can be" as a superdelegate. Morgan was a strong backer of John Edwards, who has dropped out of the race.

Oklahoma now is counting 10 superdelegates. Eight are uncommitted. One has endorsed Clinton and one has endorsed Barack Obama.