The neck-and-neck race for the Democratic presidential nomination may not be decided until the party convention in August, when superdelegates -- party loyalists granted a delegate vote -- make their decisions. In Massachusetts, much like the rest of the nation, the race for the state's 26 superdelegates is fierce. As of Feb. 21, eleven are supporting Obama, nine are with Clinton, five remain uncommitted to either candidate, and one (who serves on a national party credentialing committee) is officially neutral, according to interviews. At left, the 2004 Democratic convention in Boston.
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