Kentucky Will Seat 5 Superdelegates at July's Democratic National Convention

Apr 6, 2016

Credit Kentucky Democratic Party, via Facebook

As the race for the Democratic nomination for president tightens between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders, the Kentucky Democratic Party now knows how many superdelegates it will seat at this year’s party convention.

Superdelegates are party officials or politicians that have their own nominating vote at the Democratic National Convention.

Kentucky will seat five this summer in Philadelphia. They’ll include KDP chair Sannie Overly, DNC members Charlotte Lundergan and Charlie Moore, as well as Congressman John Yarmuth – Kentucky’s lone Democratic representative in Washington. Overly has yet to name a vice chair, but that person will become the fifth Kentucky superdelegate. State party officials previously said a vice chair would be named by March 1.

KDP spokesman Daniel Lowry says Lundergan has endorsed Hillary Clinton. Yarmuth also endorsed Clinton last year. Moore, an Owensboro attorney, did not immediately return a request for comment on Wednesday.

According to RealClearPolitics, Bernie Sanders currently has the support of only 31 superdelegates, compared to Clinton’s 469.

Kentucky’s Democratic presidential primary is May 17.