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Tony Cardenas

Big nomination lead for Clinton: pocketing 'superdelegates'

There's little doubt which candidate the Democratic Party establishment supports for president. It's not even close.

Hillary Rodham Clinton has locked up public support from half of the Democratic insiders who will cast ballots at the party's national convention, giving her a big head start in securing the nomination more than two months before primary voters start going to the polls.

Clinton's margin over Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders and former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley is especially notable because most of the people known as superdelegates don't usually back candidates so early in the race.

"She has the experience necessary not only to lead this country,...