Clinton the early favorite among key North Carolina Democrats

RALEIGH, NC (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton is the early favorite of Democratic Party insiders in North Carolina four months before the state’s presidential primary.

Associated Press reporters reached out to all 14 of the state party’s superdelegates during the past two weeks and heard back from 10.

Five are backing the former secretary of state. Five others remain uncommitted, including state party chairwoman Patsy Keever. She says she’s prohibited from endorsing a candidate for president until after the March 15 primary.

Superdelegates are delegates to the Democratic National Convention who can support the candidate of their choice, regardless of what happens in the primaries and caucuses. They are elected officials and members of the Democratic National Committee. Superdelegates make up about 30 percent of the nearly 2,400 delegates needed to clinch the Democratic nomination.

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