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FROM THE DIARY OF A SUPERDELEGATE

Maryland Del. Heather Mizeur has received calls from Chelsea Clinton, Melissa Etheridge and Sen. John F. Kerry, among others.
Maryland Del. Heather Mizeur has received calls from Chelsea Clinton, Melissa Etheridge and Sen. John F. Kerry, among others. (Joe Raedle - Getty Images)
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Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Jan. 18: Chelsea Clinton leaves first voice mail.

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"I'm really hoping that you'll decide to support my mom."

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Jan. 23: Hillary Clinton leaves first voice mail.

"Hi, Heather. It's Hillary Clinton calling. . . . I want to talk about you having a leadership role on my Maryland team."

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April 21: Barack Obama calls.

"It's time to stand and be counted like the rest of the nation that's behind me."

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May 6: Obama surrogate Melissa Etheridge during a phone call:

"When [the campaign] asked me to call you, "I said: 'I can't call a superdelegate. What am I going to say to a superdelegate?' They gave me some talking points and your bio, and after I read through your biography, I said, 'Aha! They want the gay one to call the gay one.' "

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May 9: Obama surrogate John Kerry at lunch in Boston.

"We weren't able to win in 2004, but this guy can, and he needs your support."


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