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David Hardt cannot endorse as a superdelegate... (2.00 / 1)
until all the primaries are completed, per the rules of the Young Democrats of America. To do otherwise would be to possibly face sanctions, up to and including removal from office.

David has been a fantastic president for YDA, and will work hard for the Democratic nominee in the Fall.

I'm glad to see Boyd and Betty come out for Obama so strongly before the convention. Boyd's been leading the Texas Democratic Party into a much brighter future, as shown by the strong gains we made in 2006, and this endorsement further establishes him as a forward-looking leader who's ready to take Texas Democrats back to the majority.

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can you point to the rule? (0.00 / 0)
Because I'm kind of surprised that hasn't been pointed out before. Including from David when I've heckled him about this at events. :)

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Yes (5.00 / 1)

Article XII - General Provisions

SECTION 1205 Endorsements. It shall be the policy of the Young Democrats of America National Officers, National Committee, Convention, Committees, Regional Caucuses and Caucuses, not to provide official endorsements to any candidate in a contested primary election. Unit and local organizations are not bound by this policy, but are urged to carefully consider to possible organizational risks of such an endorsement"

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Well, good to know (0.00 / 0)
Kind of like University Democrats constitution barring presidential endorsements. Of course Byron had a fit when I threatened to challenge that in 2004. =P

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