John Edwards is still keeping the 26 delegates he's won in Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina after suspending his campaign Wednesday.
After he officially exits, 10 of those delegates will be going to the other candidates. Barack Obama will get six and Clinton four. Under party rules, Edwards will maintain a say in naming the other 16 delegates.
Edwards had also collected endorsements from 30 superdelegates, mainly party and elected officials, who automatically attend the convention. They can support whomever they choose. Three
superdelegates had already switched from Edwards to Obama before
Edwards suspended his campaign.
Edwards made his suspension announcement today in New Orleans'
hurricane-devastated 9th ward. That's where he kicked off his campaign more than a year ago.
He's not saying if he'll endorse either of his rivals. He says both have pledged to make ending poverty "central" to their campaigns.