The Green Papers
2008 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions
Copyright Louisiana Democrat
Presidential Nominating Process
Primary: Saturday 9 February 20081
State Convention: Saturday 3 May 2008
Delegate Votes
Hard TotalFloor Vote
Obama, Barack Hussein220,632  57.40%33.0  49.25%43.0  64.18%
Clinton, Hillary Rodham136,925  35.63%23.0  34.33%7.0  10.45%
Edwards, John Reid13,026   3.39%  
Biden, Joseph Robinette "Joe", Jr.6,178   1.61%  
Richardson, William B. "Bill", III4,257   1.11%  
Dodd, Christopher J. "Chris"1,924   0.50%  
Kucinich, Dennis J.1,404   0.37%  
Uncommitted 11.0  16.42% 
(not voting)  17.0  25.37%
Total384,346 100.00%67.0 100.00%67.0 100.00%

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The state's presidential preference primary has moved from the second Tuesday in March (11 March 2008) to the second Saturday in February (9 February 2008). If Mardi Gras falls on the second Tuesday of February, then the primary is held on the third Saturday in February. (Acts 2006, No 845, effective 1 January 2007, RS 18:1280.21 A.).


Returns from an official source.

Official district results from a party source as of 7 March 2008:
CD 1 - Obama: 2, Clinton: 2
CD 2 - Obama: 3, Clinton: 2
CD 3 - Obama: 4, Clinton: 2
CD 4 - Obama: 3, Clinton: 2
CD 5 - Obama: 4, Clinton: 2
CD 6 - Obama: 3, Clinton: 2
CD 7 - Obama: 3, Clinton: 3

Official statewide results from a party source as of 5 May 2008:
PLEO - Obama: 4, Clinton: 3
At-Large - Obama: 7, Clinton: 5

Unpledged delegates as of
12 February 2008: Clinton: 1
29 February 2008: Clinton: 2, Obama: 1
8 March 2008: Clinton: 3, Obama: 1
12 April 2008: Clinton: 2, Obama: 1
14 May 2008: Clinton: 2, Obama: 2
31 May 2008: Clinton: 3, Obama: 2
2 June 2008: Clinton: 4, Obama: 2
3 June 2008: Clinton: 4, Obama: 4
4 June 2008: Clinton: 2, Obama: 6
18 June 2008: Clinton: 2, Obama: 7


Saturday 9 February 2008: 56 of 67 delegates to the Democratic National Convention are allocated to presidential contenders based on the results of the voting in today's Louisiana Presidential Primary. A mandatory 15 percent threshold is required in order for a presidential contender to be allocated National Convention delegates at either the congressional district or statewide level.

  • 37 district delegates are to be allocated proportionally to presidential contenders based on the primary results in each of the State's 7 congressional districts.
    • CD 1: 4
    • CD 2: 5
    • CD 3: 6
    • CD 4: 5
    • CD 5: 6
    • CD 6: 5
    • CD 7: 6
  • In addition, 19 delegates are to be allocated to presidential contenders based on the primary vote statewide.
    • 12 at-large National Convention delegates
    • 7 Pledged PLEOs

District level delegates are elected at the 1 March 2008 post-primary Congressional District Caucuses.


Saturday 3 May 2008: State Convention

The remaining 11 National Convention delegates consist of

  • 10 Unpledged PLEO delegates:
    • 6 Democratic National Committee members.
    • 4 Members of Congress (1 Senator and 3 Representatives).
    • 0 Governors.
    • 0 Distinguished Party Leaders.
  • 1 Unpledged "add-on" (selected by the Democratic State Central Committee).

These 11 delegates and will go to the Democratic National Convention officially "Unpledged".

Delegation to the National Convention

Louisiana Delegation (as posted by, 11 August 2008)

Pledged District152237
Pledged PLEO347
Pledged At-Large5712
Total Pledged233356
Alternate Pledged District066
Alternate Pledged PLEO000
Alternate Pledged At-Large123
Total Alternates189
Unpledged  11
Credentials Committee  2
Platform Committee  2
Rules Committee  2
Pages  2
Pledged District 1ClintonMichael M. DavisMetairie, LA
Pledged District 1ObamaJames K. HarlanLacombe, LA
Pledged District 1ObamaRachel JonesPearl River, LA
Pledged District 1ClintonDeborah LanghoffNew Orleans, LA
Pledged District 2ObamaJay H. BanksNew Orleans, LA
Pledged District 2ObamaHon. Cheryl A. GrayNew Orleans, LA
Pledged District 2ClintonCory F. HeitmeierNew Orleans, LA
Pledged District 2ClintonFelicia KahnNew Orleans, LA
Pledged District 2ObamaHon. Karen C. PetersonNew Orleans, LA
Pledged District 3ObamaMatthew F. BlockThibodaux, LA
Pledged District 3ClintonMadalyne Brown HingleBelle Chasse, LA
Pledged District 3ObamaCamalyn GainesLaPlace, LA
Pledged District 3ObamaDavid HuynhNew Orleans, LA
Pledged District 3ObamaEdmonia Lee-JacksonSt. Martinville, LA
Pledged District 3ClintonHon. Gary L. Smith, Jr.Montz, LA
Pledged District 4ObamaRichard R. AndersonKeithville, LA
Pledged District 4ClintonAlton BaileyLeesville, LA
Pledged District 4ClintonMary J. BonierChestnut, LA
Pledged District 4ObamaDorothy L. HoltShreveport, LA
Pledged District 4ObamaHon. Lydia P. JacksonShreveport, LA
Pledged District 5ClintonBillye BurnsWest Monroe, LA
Pledged District 5ObamaHon. Herbert B. DixonAlexandria, LA
Pledged District 5ObamaEdith Lowe-DouzartMonroe, LA
Pledged District 5ClintonRodney McFarland, Sr.Monroe, LA
Pledged District 5ObamaDan B. Mckay, Jr.Bunkie, LA
Pledged District 5ObamaBetty RobinsonColumbia, LA
Pledged District 6ClintonLarry S. BankstonBaton Rouge, LA
Pledged District 6ClintonMaurice DurbinDenham Springs, LA
Pledged District 6ObamaDarlene FieldsBaton Rouge, LA
Pledged District 6ObamaJoseph StoneBaker, LA
Pledged District 6ObamaW.T. WinfieldBaton Rouge, LA
Pledged District 7ClintonSheryl R. AbshireLake Charles, LA
Pledged District 7ClintonCharles R. BennettSulphur, LA
Pledged District 7ObamaJohn K. Hadley, Jr.Opelousas, LA
Pledged District 7ClintonMary Leach WernerLake Charles, LA
Pledged District 7ObamaMarie RenaudOpelousas, LA
Pledged District 7ObamaHon. Brian C. ThomasOpelousas, LA
Pledged PLEOObamaJohn D. BernhardtLafayette, LA
Pledged PLEOObamaJames A. GrayNew Orleans, LA
Pledged PLEOObamaHon. Charmaine L. MarchandNew Orleans, LA
Pledged PLEOClintonMichael McHaleLake Charles, LA
Pledged PLEOClintonHon. Arthur MorrellNew Orleans, LA
Pledged PLEOObamaHon. Cynthia Hedge MorrellNew Orleans, LA
Pledged PLEOClintonAlexia ThompsonLafayette, LA
Pledged At-LargeObamaDiana E. BajoieNew Orleans, LA
Pledged At-LargeObamaWesley T. BishopNew Orleans, LA
Pledged At-LargeObamaSean BrunoNew Orleans, LA
Pledged At-LargeObamaJames J. CoxLake Charles, LA
Pledged At-LargeClintonStephen HandwerkLafayette, LA
Pledged At-LargeObamaSibal S. HoltAlexandria, LA
Pledged At-LargeClintonNat LaCourWashington, DC
Pledged At-LargeObamaAshley N. ScottShreveport, LA
Pledged At-LargeClintonCarolyn Brown SpillerHammond, LA
Pledged At-LargeClintonNita SteeleShreveport, LA
Pledged At-LargeObamaJennifer VidrineVille Platte, LA
Pledged At-LargeClintonMary L. WartsworthAlexandria, LA
Alternate Pledged District 1ObamaJohn ThibodeauxNew Orleans, LA
Alternate Pledged District 2ObamaDale N. AtkinsNew Orleans, LA
Alternate Pledged District 3ObamaSandra S. ChaissonDestrehan, LA
Alternate Pledged District 4ObamaMatthew AllenShreveport, LA
Alternate Pledged District 5ObamaJane RobertsColumbia, LA
Alternate Pledged District 6ObamaJulie CherryBaton Rouge, LA
Alternate Pledged At-LargeObamaRandal GainesLaPlace, LA
Alternate Pledged At-LargeObamaKenneth P. Garrett, Sr.New Orleans, LA
Alternate Pledged At-LargeClintonConnie C. GoodlyGreenbelt, MD
Delegation Vice Chair
 Hon. Elsie BurkhalterSlidell, LA
Delegation Chair
 Christopher WhittingtonBaton Rouge, LA
Unpledged Add-On Hon. C. Ray NaginNew Orleans, LA
Unpledged Congressman Hon. Donald CazayouxWashington, DC
Unpledged Congressman Hon. William J. JeffersonWashington, DC
Unpledged Congressman Hon. Charlie MelanconWashington, DC
Unpledged DNC Member Patsy ArceneauxBaton Rouge, LA
Unpledged DNC Member Hon. Renee Gill PrattNew Orleans, LA
Unpledged DNC Member Ben L. JeffersBaton Rouge, LA
Unpledged DNC Member Claude "Buddy" LeachLake Charles, LA
Unpledged Senator Hon. Mary LandrieuWashington, DC
Credentials CommitteeObamaShelton D. BluntBaton Rouge, LA
Credentials CommitteeClintonJo Ellen KearnyBaton Rouge, LA
Platform CommitteeObamaMark W. HerbertLake Charles, LA
Platform CommitteeObamaCarla K. PatinBaton Rouge, LA
Rules CommitteeObamaAllen J. HerbertRuston, LA
Rules CommitteeClintonMary Lou WintersMetairie, LA
Page Michelle BristerBaton Rouge, LA
Page Edward WishamBaton Rouge, LA

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