From NBC's Ken Strickland
Senate reporters chased down almost every uncommitted superdelegate they could catch in the hallways today, trying to find out who they'd endorse -- and when. Their majority leader, Harry Reid, seemed to set the timetable for the coming out parties. "I believe we should wait until after the primaries are finished," he said at his weekly news conference. "Sen. Clinton needs to be left alone. Let's get through the primary process."
Sen. Ken Salazar echoed that sentiment. "I think we need to allow an opportunity for Sen. Clinton to do what people expect that she's going to do," he said. "People need to give her space to get that done."
Salazar and Sen. Tom Harkin are organizing a meeting for the 16 other uncommitted super D's tomorrow morning. "We're meeting to discuss what -- if anything -- we might want to do as a group," Harkin told swarming reporters.
But tomorrow's meeting may be too late. Some members could endorse as soon as polls close tonight in South Dakota and Montana. Sen. Max Baucus, Montana's senior senator, said: "I was asked to go [to the meeting], but by tomorrow I will have declared. I'm going to endorse [Montana's] winner tonight."
And Sen. Russ Feingold seemed annoyed with the press' obsession with endorsements. He said he voted for Obama in his Wisconsin primary and plans on campaigning for him in the future. But he has not formally endorsed him. "I don't think it's necessary for me to make some kind of formal declaration," he said. "This notion here in this town that you have to sort of stick it in [Clinton's] eye is, I think, a mistake."