6 of 9 superdelegates in Tenn. support Clinton; but not Gore

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Six of the nine Democratic superdelegates in Tennessee are publicly supporting Hillary Rodham Clinton’s presidential bid.

One notable uncommitted superdelegate is Al Gore, who was Bill Clinton’s running mate in 1992 and served as vice president for two terms.

Superdelegates can support the candidate of their choice at the Democratic National Convention, regardless of what happens in the primaries and caucuses. They make up about 30 percent of the delegates needed to clinch the nomination.

Clinton’s supporters include U.S. Reps. Jim Cooper and Steve Cohen and Democratic National Committee members Gale Carson Jones, John Litz, Myron Lowery and Bill Owen.

Uncommitted superdelegates include Gore, state Democratic Party Chairwoman Mary Mancini and DNC member Will Cheek.

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