Meet a Florida superdelegate on Hillary Clinton's team mulling a Bernie Sanders endorsement
Back in November Alan Grayson agreed to join Hillary Clinton's Florida Leadership Council, which team Clinton described as "a group of over 150 elected officials, community, coalition and grassroots leaders who will help build a grassroots-driven volunteer team that will help Hillary to win the Florida Primary on March 15th."
But Grayson, who as a congressman is a "superdelegate" who can vote for whoever he chooses at the Democratic National Convention, did not consider his name on the vast list of Florida Clinton supporters a signal that he also was a Clinton supporter. Now, Grayson is asking people to vote online whether he should cast his superdelegate vote for Clinton or Bernie Sanders.
"Instead of selling my superdelegate vote to the highest bidder — like most members of the unDemocratic party these days — I am offering up my vote to you. You decide: Hillary Clinton or Bernie Sanders. The choice is, literally, yours. Go vote now,": he says on GraysonPrimary.com, a site set up by his Senate campaign.
In the frirst 24 hours, Grayson's campaign said, more than 50,000 people from across the country weighed in. Grayson said he plans to announce the results before Florida's March 15 primary.
We asked the Clinton campaign what they thought of this arrangement and whether Grayson had indicated he supported Clinton when he joined her Florida Leadership Council. The campaign will have no comment, said spokesman Mahen Gunaratna,