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Saturday, June 14, 2008

 9:17 AM 

Dems pick delegates for national convention

The party has selected former chair Linda Honold and former Assembly Speaker Walter Kunicki as unpledged add-on delegates to the national convention.

Add-on delegates function like the party's super delegates and are not committed to either candidate. But Honold is backing Hillary Clinton, and Kunicki supports Barack Obama.

The party also selected at-large and party leader/elected official delegates to fill out its roster for the convention in Denver.

The party leader/elected officials are: Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett, Senate Majority Leader Russ Decker, state Rep. Mark Pocan, state Rep. Pedro Colon, Madison Mayor Dave Cieslewicz, Milwaukee County Dem Party Chair Martha Love, Lt. Gov. Barbara Lawton, Dane County Exec Kathleen Falk, state party Administrative Committee member Heather Colburn and Marquette County Party Chair Jan Banicki. Six are Obama supporters, and four are Clinton backers.

The at-large delegates are: first lady Jessica Doyle, Guy Costello, Molly Rivera, Scott Tyre, Katie Boyce, Marwell Santigo, Sara Rogers, Bethany Ordaz, Beverly Jenkins, Paula Dorsey, Nabella Baig, Chris Selin, Gloria Villenova, Jack Kreuger, Nancy Nusbaum and Shawn Pfaff. Nine are Obama supporters, and seven are Clinton backers.

The party also picked four at-large alternates: Ingrid Ankerson, Harold Jackson, Kira Brenner and Mark Boswell. The first two are Obama supporters and the second two back Clinton.

-- By JR Ross

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