Politics & Government

California Democrats finish delegate selection, seek unity

Meeting in Sacramento, California Democrats on Sunday finished selecting their roster of 370 pledged delegates and named five new superdelegates for the party's national nominating convention in Denver on Aug. 25-28.

Based on the Feb. 5 California primary, 204 pledged delegates will go to Clinton and 166 to Obama, and state party officials also named three new Clinton superdelegates and two for Obama. The California superdelegate count stands at 34 for Clinton, 22 for Obama and 15 undeclared.

Clinton, who trails nationally, still hopes to pull off a victory with four states and Puerto Rico left to vote. But with Obama widely expected to win the nomination, California party Chairman Art Torres and officials for the Obama and Clinton teams called on Democrats to put aside their differences. They downplayed fears of a lasting divide.

Read the full story at sacbee.com.