She Owes Clinton, but Family's Family

House Democrat Lois Capps of California is one of those sought-after superdelegates sitting on the fence. And can you blame her?

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Talk about conflicted. House Democrat Lois Capps of California is one of those sought-after superdelegates sitting on the fence. And can you blame her? Capps has political ties to Bill and Hillary Clinton, both of whom played a role in helping her win election to the Santa Barbara seat opened by the death of her first-term husband, then Rep. Walter Capps, in 1997. But she also has personal ties to Sen. Barack Obama. His flack, Bill Burton, is her son-in-law. Burton wed Capps's daughter, Laura, in a 2007 ceremony that he dubbed "The Audacity of Taupe," since the guys wore tan suits. Stuck in the middle, she's staying uncommitted. "I want to stay nimble, if you will."