Half of SC superdelegates voice support for Clinton

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Hillary Clinton has public support from half of South Carolina's Democratic superdelegates.

An Associated Press survey found that three of the state's six superdelegates have pledged their support to Clinton. She is seeking the party's nomination over U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont and former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley.

Of the five who responded to the AP's survey, all but two said they support Clinton. Former state House Rep. Boyd Brown is an O'Malley supporter, and U.S. Rep. Jim Clyburn is uncommitted. One superdelegate, Democratic Party Chairman Jaime Harrison, didn't respond.

Superdelegates are Democratic National Convention delegates who can support the candidate of their choice, regardless of what happens in primaries and caucuses. They are members of Congress and other elected officials, party leaders and Democratic National Committee members.

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