INDIANAPOLIS, IND.-- A day after winning the Guam primary--by seven votes--, the Obama campaign's Dan Pfeifer--the spokesman handling superdelegate news--announced Sunday superdelegate Jaime Paulino is supporting Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.). Paulino is the vice chair of the Guam Democratic Party.
Paulino statement: "Having grown up in Hawaii, Barack Obama understands the culture and challenges of growing up in the Pacific Islands. I feel Barack will make sure our voices and concerns are finally taken seriously in Washington. We've been looking for a leader with the character to be honest with us about the issues we face and the courage to make real change, and that's why I am proudly supporting Barack Obama for President."
This brings the total number of superdelegates to endorse Barack Obama to 257. Senator Obama is 275 delegates away from securing the Democratic nomination.