Shapiro, Fred Fred.Shapiro at YALE.EDU
Wed Feb 13 00:39:23 UTC 2008

"Superdelegate," although not new, is emerging into newfound prominence.  The earliest occurrence on Nexis is the following:

1983 _N.Y. Times_ 22 Dec. (Nexis)  Even so, the party's only black Presidential candidate, the Rev. Jesse Jackson, is expected to include this class of ''superdelegates'' in a challenge to delegate selection rules.

Fred Shapiro

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