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2008 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions
Copyright Missouri Democrat
Presidential Nominating Process
Primary: Tuesday 5 February 20081
State Committee: Saturday 5 April 2008
State Convention: Saturday 10 May 2008
Delegate Votes
Hard TotalFloor Vote
Obama, Barack Hussein406,917  49.32%36.0  40.91%82.0  93.18%
Clinton, Hillary Rodham395,185  47.90%36.0  40.91%6.0   6.82%
Edwards, John Reid16,763   2.03%  
Uncommitted3,142   0.38%16.0  18.18% 
Kucinich, Dennis J.820   0.10%  
Richardson, William B. "Bill", III689   0.08%  
Biden, Joseph Robinette "Joe", Jr.626   0.08%  
Gravel, Mike438   0.05%  
Dodd, Christopher J. "Chris"250   0.03%  
Spelbring, Ralph220   0.03%  
Total825,050 100.00%88.0 100.00%88.0 100.00%

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Tuesday 5 February 2008

72 of 88 delegates to the Democratic National Convention are pledged to presidential contenders based on the results of the voting in today's Missouri Presidential Primary: 47 delegates allocated proportionally to presidential contenders based on the primary results in each of the State's 9 congressional districts; 25 delegates allocated to presidential contenders based on the primary vote statewide. 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.

Missouri Delegate Selection Plan - March 2007

The certified returns from an official source are here.

Here is how we compute the delegate count (based on CD tallies from a party source):

  1. A candidate must receive 15% or more of the total popular vote to qualify for delegates. Discard votes cast for those candidates who do not qualify. Clinton and Obama have qualified for delegates.
  2. Allocate Congressional District delegates from the qualified vote in each district. Allocate Pledged PLEO and At-Large delegates using the state-wide qualified vote.
  3. In each jurisdiction (CD and statewide):
    1. Total qualified vote = total votes cast for the qualifying candidates in the jurisdiction.
    2. Allocation = (delegates for the jurisdiction) (candidate's popular vote) (total qualified vote).
    3. Assign each candidate the WHOLE NUMBER of delegates.
    4. If delegates remain, allocate each of the remaining delegates to those candidates with the LARGEST REMAINDERS.

Unpledged delegates as of
29 January 2008: Clinton: 4, Obama: 3
9 February 2008: Clinton: 4, Obama: 4
12 April 2008: Clinton: 4, Obama: 5
30 April 2008: Clinton: 5, Obama: 5
3 June 2008: Clinton: 5, Obama: 10


Voter participation in Missouri's delegate selection process is open to all voters who wish to participate as Democrats.

Tuesday 5 February 2008: 72 of 88 delegates to the Democratic National Convention are allocated to presidential contenders based on the results of the voting in today's Missouri 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.

  • 47 district delegates are to be allocated proportionally to presidential contenders based on the primary results in each of the State's 9 congressional districts.
    • CD 1: 7
    • CD 2: 5
    • CD 3: 6
    • CD 4: 5
    • CD 5: 6
    • CD 6: 5
    • CD 7: 4
    • CD 8: 4
    • CD 9: 5
  • In addition, 25 delegates are to be allocated to presidential contenders based on the primary vote statewide.
    • 16 at-large National Convention delegates
    • 9 Pledged PLEOs

Saturday 5 April 2008: Democratic State Committee meets to elect 2 Unpledged "add-on"s.


Saturday 10 May 2008: State Convention.

The remaining 16 National Convention delegates consist of

  • 14 Unpledged PLEO delegates:
    • 8 Democratic National Committee members.
    • 5 Members of Congress (1 Senator and 4 Representatives).
    • 0 Governors.
    • 1 Distinguished Party Leader (former U.S. House Majority Leader Richard Andrew "Dick" Gephardt).
  • 2 Unpledged "add-on"s (selected by the Democratic State Committee on 5 April)

These 16 delegates and will go to the Democratic National Convention officially "Unpledged".

Delegation to the National Convention

Missouri Delegation (as posted by, 11 August 2008)

Pledged District242347
Pledged PLEO459
Pledged At-Large8816
Total Pledged363672
Alternate Pledged District538
Alternate Pledged PLEO000
Alternate Pledged At-Large224
Total Alternates7512
Unpledged  16
Credentials Committee  3
Platform Committee  3
Rules Committee  4
Pages  3
Pledged District 1ObamaBurton BoxermanSt. Louis, MO
Pledged District 1ObamaYaphett El-AminSt. Louis, MO
Pledged District 1ObamaApril GriffenSt. Louis, MO
Pledged District 1ObamaJennifer HaroSt. Louis, MO
Pledged District 1ClintonHon. Robert G. Lowery, Sr.Florissant, MO
Pledged District 1ObamaDarryl PiggeeSt. Louis, MO
Pledged District 1ClintonMarianne SolareSt. Ann, MO
Pledged District 2ObamaSreenivasa R. DandamudiTown & Country, MO
Pledged District 2ObamaCheryl HibbelerO'Fallon, MO
Pledged District 2ClintonIan MackeyMoscow Mills, MO
Pledged District 2ClintonKristy ManningSt. Peters, MO
Pledged District 2ObamaHarold L. WhittfieldKirkwood, MO
Pledged District 3ObamaMatt AdlerSt. Louis, MO
Pledged District 3ClintonJohn H. ClarkSt. Louis, MO
Pledged District 3ClintonPatricia MarkusPevely, MO
Pledged District 3ClintonGary OttenSt. Louis, MO
Pledged District 3ObamaKacie Starr-TriplettSt. Louis, MO
Pledged District 3ObamaTammy VentFenton, MO
Pledged District 4ClintonPeggy T. CochranRocky Mount, MO
Pledged District 4ObamaKen HusseyJefferson City, MO
Pledged District 4ObamaDebra J. LehrHarrisonville, MO
Pledged District 4ClintonSandra J. NelsonCamdenton, MO
Pledged District 4ClintonBill RichardsonLeeton, MO
Pledged District 5ObamaAlvin L. BrooksKansas City, MO
Pledged District 5ClintonVelda CookKansas City, MO
Pledged District 5ObamaMonica CurlsKansas City, MO
Pledged District 5ClintonHila "Dutch" NewmanKansas City, MO
Pledged District 5ClintonScott S. TaylorKansas City, MO
Pledged District 5ObamaKelvin WallsKansas City, MO
Pledged District 6ClintonBrett CarmicalBrookfield, MO
Pledged District 6ObamaLinda L. NolanSt. Joseph, MO
Pledged District 6ClintonKaren PayneBlue Springs, MO
Pledged District 6ObamaRobert J. SaundersLiberty, MO
Pledged District 6ClintonJim StoufferKansas City, MO
Pledged District 7ObamaStephen EiseleSpringfield, MO
Pledged District 7ClintonWilliam "Craig" C. HosmerSpringfield, MO
Pledged District 7ClintonErnestine KinseyBolivar, MO
Pledged District 7ObamaVicky TripeeSpringfield, MO
Pledged District 8ClintonRick AlthausCape Girardeau, MO
Pledged District 8ClintonL. Vannessa FrazierHowardville, MO
Pledged District 8ObamaJohn HeissererCape Girardeau, MO
Pledged District 8ClintonGene OakleyVan Buren, MO
Pledged District 9ClintonDenise GilmoreColumbia, MO
Pledged District 9ClintonSamuel R. HodgeKirksville, MO
Pledged District 9ObamaRobin La BrunerieColumbia, MO
Pledged District 9ObamaWilliam MonroeFulton, MO
Pledged District 9ClintonBetty K. WilsonColumbia, MO
Pledged PLEOClintonHon. Joan BraySt. Louis, MO
Pledged PLEOObamaHon. Jean CarnahanSt. Louis, MO
Pledged PLEOObamaHon. Maida ColemanSt. Louis, MO
Pledged PLEOObamaHon. Charlie DooleySt. Louis, MO
Pledged PLEOObamaHon. Chuck GrahamColumbia, MO
Pledged PLEOClintonHon. Jolie JustusKansas City, MO
Pledged PLEOObamaHon. Paul LeVotaIndependence, MO
Pledged PLEOClintonHon. Mike SandersIndependence, MO
Pledged PLEOClintonHon. Francis SlaySt. Louis, MO
Pledged At-LargeClintonAngela D. AcreeSpringfield, MO
Pledged At-LargeClintonAkeam AshfordSpringfield, MO
Pledged At-LargeObamaHon. Theresa Garza RuizBlue Springs, MO
Pledged At-LargeClintonJanice HoffmanClayton, MO
Pledged At-LargeClintonHon. Bob HoldenJefferson City, MO
Pledged At-LargeObamaCrystal Lovett-TibbsSt. Louis, MO
Pledged At-LargeObamaAmanda MonteeSt. Joseph, MO
Pledged At-LargeClintonEarl E. Nance, Jr.St. Louis, MO
Pledged At-LargeClintonCynthia NugentBloomsdale, MO
Pledged At-LargeObamaBrynn PalmerSt. Peters, MO
Pledged At-LargeClintonHon. Ed QuickLiberty, MO
Pledged At-LargeObamaJoshua L. ReedGladstone, MO
Pledged At-LargeObamaSarah StarnesKansas City, MO
Pledged At-LargeClintonHon. Rachel StorchSt. Louis, MO
Pledged At-LargeObamaBrain WahbySt. Louis, MO
Pledged At-LargeObamaHon. Yvonne S. WilsonKansas City, MO
Alternate Pledged District 2ObamaLori Hatton-RasmussenChesterfield, MO
Alternate Pledged District 3ObamaJohn P. MessmerSt. Louis, MO
Alternate Pledged District 4ClintonRex RyanWellington, MO
Alternate Pledged District 5ObamaSharon Sanders BrooksKansas City, MO
Alternate Pledged District 6ClintonSandra SkaggsKansas City, MO
Alternate Pledged District 7ClintonSteve DannerHollister, MO
Alternate Pledged District 8ClintonHon. Shelby ChanPilot Knob, MO
Alternate Pledged District 9ClintonJames McConnellShelbina, MO
Alternate Pledged At-LargeClintonTamila GreshamSpringfield, MO
Alternate Pledged At-LargeObamaAimee GromowskyKansas City, MO
Alternate Pledged At-LargeClintonJoe HuntSt. Louis, MO
Alternate Pledged At-LargeObamaJim KabellMiller, MO
Delegation Chair
 Hon. Claire McCaskillWashington, DC
Delegation Chair
 John TemporitiJefferson City, MO
Delegation Vice Chair
 Yolanda WheatKansas City, MO
Unpledged Add-On Hon. Susan MonteeJefferson City, MO
Unpledged Add-On Hon. Jeremiah "Jay" NixonJefferson City, MO
Unpledged Congressman Hon. Russ CarnahanWashington, DC
Unpledged Congressman Hon. William Lacy ClayWashington, DC
Unpledged Congressman Hon. Emanuel CleaverWashington, DC
Unpledged Congressman Hon. Ike SkeltonBlue Springs, MO
Unpledged Distinguished Party Leader Hon. Richard GephardtWashington, DC
Unpledged DNC Member Doug BrooksJoplin, MO
Unpledged DNC Member Mark BryantSmithville, MO
Unpledged DNC Member Hon. Robin CarnahanSt. Louis, MO
Unpledged DNC Member Hon. Maria Chappelle-NadalUniversity City, MO
Unpledged DNC Member Leila MedleyJefferson City, MO
Unpledged DNC Member Sandra A. QuerryIndependence, MO
Credentials CommitteeClintonJane E. ArnoldSt. Louis, MO
Credentials CommitteeClintonShonagh ClementsSt. Louis, MO
Credentials CommitteeObamaKevin F. O'MalleySt. Louis, MO
Platform CommitteeObamaJoe HudsonLee's Summitt, MO
Platform CommitteeObamaDavid HurstSt. Louis, MO
Platform CommitteeClintonHon. Cathy JollyKansas City, MO
Rules Committee Joe CarmichaelSpringfield, MO
Rules CommitteeObamaEdwilla MasseySt. Louis, MO
Rules CommitteeObamaRick PuigColumbia, MO
Rules CommitteeClintonPhil ScagliaLee's Summit, MO
Page Jack A. CardettiJefferson City, MO
Page Zach PollockJefferson City, MO
Page Kris StockSpringfield, MO

1 Democratic Party's "First Determining Step" of the delegate selection process.


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