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Rendell: The super delegates have a role

Hillary Clinton has taken Rhode Island and now the cable news networks are projecting that she’s the winner in Ohio. She says she’s fighting on – and that’s no surprise, especially since the next big contest is in Pennsylvania, a state with a strongly pro-Hillary Jewish governor, Ed Rendell.

The current chairman of the Democratic National Committee, Howard Dean, is on record saying the party needs to avoid a floor fight at the convention. But Rendell, himself a former DNC chief, was on MSNBC Tuesday night taking the opposite view. The race, Rendell said, is a virtual tie – and, in such a situation, he added, the super delegates should go with who will be the most formidable candidate in the fall, not necessarily the one with the slight lead in delegates or votes.