One Mississippi superdelegate is withholding his vote from both Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton.
Fourth District Congressman Gene Taylor had long promised to back the candidate who supported his multi-perils insurance bill. But since neither Obama nor Clinton has done so, a spokesman for Taylor said the congressman will not pledge his vote to either candidate on principal.
Carnelia Pettis-Fondren of Oxford announced her support Tuesday, as Obama effectively secured the party’s nomination for the presidency.
She is the fifth Mississippi Democratic superdelegate to commit to Obama; none have gone with Clinton. Newly elected congressman Travis Childers remains uncommitted.