We will track all of the 2012 Republican Superdelegates (officially known as Automatic Delegates
) and list who they currently are endorsing for the nomination. We will also track any changes in endorsements as they occur. We will only post endorsements that can be proven by a link. Word of mouth does not work for us.
Each state, and American Samoa, the District of Columbia, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands all have three superdelegates, except as follows:
Superdelegates from the following states: AZ, DE, FL, GA, ID, KS, MD, MI, NC, ND, NH, NJ, NV, SC, UT, VT and WI are bound by their state's results, and therefore are not included in the list. Their names can be found in a separate table after the break. This leaves a total of 117 GOP superdelegates,
If you have information on any endorsements, please leave a comment or email us.
See also the Ultimate Republican Nomination Info Chart, the list of GOP Unbound Delegates, and the list of pledged delegates. See also the Dec 2011 GOP Delegate Allocation document.
2/8: AP says Romney has a 2nd superdelegate from MS, Jeanne Luckey. AP and CNN says Gingrich has a superdelegate in NE (Ricketts seems the most likely candidate. It is not De Carlson)
2/11: CNN says Romney has a 2nd delegate from DC.
3/2: The AP reports the superdelegate count as follows: Romney 23, Gingrich 4, Santorum 2, Paul 2. The AP's extra superdelegates are as follows: Romney
VI: 2, RI: 1, MS: 1, DC: 1. Gingrich: NE: 1. Paul: OK: 1. Updated 4/18.
3/10: We're looking closely at Robert Kabel DC and Jeanne Luckey MS, but would like to see a quote from them with an endorsement.
|Undecided/Unannounced Superdelegates |
Tom Del Beccaro
District of Columbia
Anthony Parker (RNC
Robert "Mike" Duncan
Ross Little Jr
Roger Villere Jr
Jo Ann Davidson
Robert Gleason Jr
|South Dakota |
Borah Van Dormolen
9/1/2011 - Deleted Florida Republican Party Chairman Dave Bitner, who is resigning Sep 23 for health reasons.
8/16/2011 - Added Betsy Werronen of DC for Romney. Her Twitter account shows that she's a supporter.
- Rick Perry is on the board with an endorsement from Henry Barbour. Along with the above link his Twitter shows strong support for Perry.
9/1/2011 - Florida Chair Dave Bitner was removed after resigning
9/2/2011 - NH Chair Jack Kimball was removed after resigning
9/20/11 - Jennifer Nassour will step down as Chair of MA GOP on 10/28. Expecting a child in February.
9/23/11 - Thad McCotter drops out of the race. He had no endorsements.
9/24/11 - Added for Romney: Saul Anuzis-MI, Joyce Terhes-MD, Rick Bennett-ME, Jan Staples-ME, Zoraida Fonalledas-PR. We're also keeping an eye on TX Committeewoman Borah Van Dormolen, who sent an email to the RNC on Perry's behalf, but we still don't see an official endorsement. Lenny Curry is the new chairman in FL, and has been added to the list.
9/30/11 - Added Wayne McDonald as the new Chair of the NH GOP.
10/11/11 - Added Paul Senft and Reta Hamilton for Perry.
10/27/11 - Added Laird Stabler-DE for Romney,
12/1/11 - Added Bob Maginn as the new MA Chair.He is a strong Romney supporter.
- Added CT GOP Chair Chris Healy for Perry. He tweeted that he's a Perry supporter back in October.
12/5/11 - Removed Herman Cain as a candidate.
- Removed Tony Sutton from Minnesota. He resigned as chair.
12/6/11 - Added Donna Gosney and Jim Reed (WV) for Romney.
12/9/11 - Added Bob Asher PA for Romney.
12/15/11 - Added Sam Raia NJ and Virginia Haines NJ for Romney
12/26/11 - Removed the following state's superdelegates, as the state's delegates will all be allocated according to votes: AZ, DE, FL, KS, MI, MO, NH, NJ, NV, SC, VT. This decreased Romney's count by 5, and Perry's count by 1.
1/3/12 - Replaced Perry supporter Chris Healy (CT) with Jerry Labriola Jr., who took over as chairman of the CT GOP state party in June. This reduces Perry's count to 2.
1/4/12 - Removed Michelle Bachmann as a candidate after she ended her campaign. She had no endorsements.
1/9/12 - Texas GOP Chair Steve Munisteri has been added for Rick Perry. A radio interview from 8/16/11 voices his support in the last 2 minutes of the interview.
1/10/12 - Removed Ken McKay as Chairman of Rhode Island GOP. He stepped down in November.
- Added Mark Zaccaria as the new chair of Rhode Island.
- Added Richard Williamson from IL for Romney. According to Romney's website, Williamson endorsed in November. Here is a bio on Williamson that shows it's the same person.
- Added Pat Shortridge who is the new chair of the Minnesota GOP. Haven't found an endorsement yet but he's definitely not for Romney.
1/19/12 - Rick Perry drops out of the race and endorses Gingrich. Perry had three superdelegates. Henry Barbour MS, Reta Hamilton AR, Steve Munisteri TX are now up for grabs.
- Barbour switches to Romney
1/20/12 - Added Lawrence Kadish NY for Gingrich, and Herbert Schoenbohm VI for Romney
1/21/12 - Added Mark Zaccaria for Romney.
1/27/12 - Added Luis Fortuno PR for Romney
1/30/12 - Removed ID, MD, NC, TX and UT from state list. 2 Romney delegates from MD also removed.
2/2/12 - Added Carlos Mendez PR for Gingrich
2/3/12 - Added Jeff Johnson MN for Gingrich.
2/6/12 - Added Greg Schaefer WY for Romney. Updated superdelegates from NMI.
2/7/12 - Added James Bopp Jr IN for Romney.
2/8/12 - Added Pat Brady IL for Romney.
2/11/12 - Added new IA GOP chairman AJ Spiker for Paul.
2/13/12 - Added TX superdelegates back to the list
2/21/12 - Added MO and VT superdelegates back to the list.
2/28/12 - Vermont's RNC Delegates are bound to the first ballot according to State Committeewoman Susie Hudson. Hudson and Schiavone have endorsed Romney.
3/3/12 - Added Betty Fine Collins AL for Santorum.
3/6/12 - Added Errol Galt MT for Romney
3/7/12 - Remove ND superdelegates from the list.
3/9/12 - Added Fitial NMI for Romney. Added Redfield VI for Romney. Romney gets all 3 supers from Guam.
3/10/12 - Added Bo Palacios and Viola Alepuyo NMI for Romney. Added Lilliana Belardo De O'Neal for Romney.
3/14/12 - Romney wins all 3 superdelegates from American Samoa.
3/15/12 - Added Dee Dee Benkie of Indiana for Romney
3/21/12 - Moved Carlos Mendez PR from Gingrich to Romney
4/4/12 - Removed WI superdelegates from the list
4/7/12 - Added new superdelegate Kerry Healey (replacing Jody Dow as MA committeewoman) for Romney
4/9/12 - Added Mike Stuart WV for Romney. And then Stuart quits.
4/11/12 - Added Ed Cox NY for Romney.
4/12/12 - Added Jennifer Saul NY for Romney
4/16/12 - Added Lily Nunez CO, Jerry Labriola Jr. CT, for Romney
4/18/12 - Finally got confirmation of Carol Mumford RI for Romney
4/20/12 - Added Demetra DeMonte IL, Peggy Lambert TN, John Ryder TN, Solomon Yue OR, Reta Hamilton AR for Romney
5/4/12 - Moved Betty Fine Collins AL from Santorum to Romney. Added Paul Reynolds AL for Romney. Added Mary Jean Jensen SD for Romney. Dana Randall and Tim Rave will support the winner of the SD primary on June 5.
5/6/12 - Added Jonathan Barnett AR, Bill Armistead AL for Romney
5/16/12 - Added Allen Alley OR, Donna Cain OR for Romney
5/17/12 - Added new WV GOP Chairman Conrad Stuart for Romney. He was already a pledged Romney delegate. Added Linda Ackerman CA for Romney.
5/29/12 Added Mike Kopp CO, Ryan Call CO for Romney.
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