Wisconsin’s last two uncommitted Democratic superdelegates say they’ll back Hillary Clinton.
State Democratic Party Chairwoman Martha Laning announced her support for Clinton on Wednesday, the day after the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee capped her primary campaign on Tuesday with a win over Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders in the Washington, D.C., primary.
U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan of Madison followed suit Thursday, issuing a news release saying it’s clear Clinton will be the Democratic presidential nominee.
Pocan said he’s proud of Clinton for taking on progressive issues like universal child care, debt-free college and a ban on military assault-style weapons. He said she’s more than up to the task of soundly defeating presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump.
Laning says she’s excited to cast her vote for Clinton and to get to work “to ensure that Wisconsin once again helps to elect a great Democrat to the White House.”
Pocan praised Sanders for pushing progressive issues during his campaign. He promised to work with Sanders to include progressive priorities in the party platform at the Democratic national convention.