Rhode Island Democrats line up to support Clinton

By The Associated Press

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PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) _ Two-thirds of Rhode Island’s Democratic superdelegates are publicly backing Hillary Rodham Clinton’s presidential bid, mirroring her overwhelming support among the national Democratic establishment.                

Six out of Rhode Island’s nine superdelegates publicly support Clinton in the Democratic primary, including the state’s congressional delegation, Gov. Gina Raimondo and the state Democratic Party chairman.

U.S. Rep. James Langevin says Clinton is the most experienced and qualified candidate.     

One superdelegate who supported Clinton in 2008 hasn’t yet taken a public position. State Rep. Grace Diaz said she needed to speak with the state Democratic Party chairman first.

Superdelegates can support the candidate of their choice at the Democratic National Convention.

None of the Rhode Island superdelegates said they supported Vermont Sen. Bernie

Sanders or former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley. Two superdelegates didn’t respond to requests for comment. 

(c) The Associated Press / WLNE-TV 2015