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Monday, February 11, 2008

McCain gets state's 3 'super delegates'

HARTFORD (AP) — Connecticut's three so-called "super delegates" on the Republican side have added their support to Arizona Senator John McCain's campaign.

McCain had already won 27 Connecticut GOP delegates in the winner-take-all Super Tuesday primary here, in which he soundly defeated rivals Mitt Romney and Mike Huckabee.

Romney has since dropped out, throwing his support to McCain.

Connecticut's three so-called "super delegates" were able to decide on their own which candidate to support, regardless of who won the 27 winner-take-all endorsements.

The "super delegates" are Connecticut Republican Party chairman Chris Healy, GOP vice chair Pat Longo of Wilton and state Representative John Frey of Ridgefield.

They'd all been uncommitted, but McCain announced Saturday that they've joined 10 others nationwide as delegates on his behalf in the campaign.

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