An uncommitted superdelegate to the Democratic national convention has come out for Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders.
“I am encouraging all still unpledged superdelegates to support Senator Sanders as well,” Maureen Monahan of Omaha said in a written statement.
Nebraska Democrats gave Sanders a big victory during the party caucus held in March, defeating former Sec. of State Hillary Clinton. Sanders won 57% of the caucus vote.
Clinton on the Democratic presidential primary held last month, but the allocation of delegates were determined by the caucus vote.
Nebraska has five superdelegates as designated by national party officials. They include Congressman Brad Ashford and four state party officials.
With Monahan’s decision, only Democratic State Chairman Vince Powers of Lincoln remains uncommitted. Three of the five superdelegates are committed to Clinton. Also supporting Clinton are National Committeewoman Patricia Zieg of Omaha and National Committeeman Ron Kaminski of Omaha.
The Nebraska delegation is split 16-13 in favor of Sanders over Clinton.