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Obama adds 3 superdelegates so far Tuesday.

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WASHINGTON--Former Colorado Gov. Roy Romer--a former chair of the Democratic National Committee--just said on a conference call he is casting his superdelegate vote for Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.).

"This race I believe is over," said Romer. Romer said he wanted his choice out before Colorado Democrats hold their upcoming convention. Romer has been running the Los Angeles public school system.

Dan Pfeifer, the Obama spokesman sending out the stream of superdelegate releases, has three more so far on Tuesday. Romer, New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin and D.C. superdelegate Anita Bond.

Romer was asked if it will be harder to unify the party if Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.) stays in the contest. She is expected to win today's West Virginia primary but Obama will remain ahead in the delegate count.

"She is a very strong asset to this party," Romer said.

Plouffe said the campaign will not celebrate a victory after May 20 but it is an important "milestone" because it will mark Obama taking the majority of the pledged delegates. As of now, Obama is about 147 delegates away from the magic 2025 needed to clinch.

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THE COUNT JUST WENT TO FOUR!
HILLARY YOU ARE A TOUGH NUT TO CRACK!
HILLARY COME ON OVER TO THE WINNING TEAM!
HILLARY IF THIS KEEPS GOING, DON'T EXPECT PRESIDENT OBAMA TO PAY
YOUR CAMPAIGN DEBTS!
WEST VIRGINIA STAND UP AND VOTE FOR OBAMA!
HILLARY STOP WASTING MONEY AND YOUR TIME!
JOE LOUIS LOST, MIKE TYSON LOST, EVEN YOUR HUSBAND LOST SOME
BATTLES, LIVE TO FIGHT ANOTHER DAY!
WHAT ARE YOU TRYING TO PROVE, THAT YOU CAN TAKE A PUNCH, AND
MORE PUNCHES, STOP THE FIGHT, IT'S OVER!

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