April 16th, 2008
01:15 PM ET
3 years ago

Two N.C. congressmen back Obama


(CNN) -
Two superdelegates - Reps. David Price and Mel Watt - announced their endorsement of Barack Obama on a conference call in advance of the White House hopeful’s visit to the state tomorrow. Watt had previously backed John Edwards.

Obama now has received endorsements from six North Carolina superdelegates, including party vice chair Dannie Montgomery, Rep. G.K. Butterfield, former Democratic Party director Everett Ward, and former Watt staffer Joyce Brayboy, a lobbyist.

Hillary Clinton has the backing of superdelegate Susan Burgess, a Charlotte city councilwoman.


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soundoff (361 Responses)
  1. Chyrel Wallace-Jackson, Chicago Illinois

    I agree this is good news for Obama. Let's hope he continues to stay on message and not have any more mishaps in this long, drawn out, exhausting, political primary campaign. I would say it's turned out to not be so horrible a week as originally anticipated after the bitter comments . Obama is also leading in the polls in North Carolina as well as Indiana. Here's to Hope.

    April 16, 2008 03:26 pm at 3:26 pm |
  2. anthony for hillary

    mel watt says he doesn't think the country is ready to elect a black man to the presidency and then he turns around and endorses obama for that very position.

    i guess mel's looking for a democratic defeat in november. why else whould he endorese the weakest candidate for a general election match-up with mccain?

    it just doesn't make sense. one would think his decision was "racially motivated". hummmm.....

    -

    April 16, 2008 03:27 pm at 3:27 pm |
  3. petra

    `These endorsments are meaningless,just like that of richardson` do i hear the clintons say that tommorow?,THank God we still have some among us with good foresight,knowledge, instinct and wisdom,,,and these;re people that refused to be brainwashed by hillarys twisting of obamas words about ´´bitter´´ the only person that can solve your problem and ease your suffering and bitterness,, is the one who acknowledges URsuffering,,, not the one who shy away from them,,, hope u pennsylvanians would come out boldly to accept this God sendone and face the truth of being bitter,,, than suffering underneath,,, and smiling with this old bosnia liar of a woman,,,,God bless the past and upcoming obama endorsers cos they aint selfish,,,GOD BLESS AMERICA

    April 16, 2008 03:27 pm at 3:27 pm |
  4. Anne

    Mrs. Clinton

    It doesn't look good. What nasty trash talking derrogatory comment will you make now????

    Whatever it is, don't you see it doesn't matter???

    April 16, 2008 03:28 pm at 3:28 pm |
  5. Body Canada

    Good for Obama. I expect John Edward to throw-in the towel soon!!!!

    April 16, 2008 03:30 pm at 3:30 pm |
  6. Thomas from TX

    Thank you, Reps. David Price and Mel Watt.

    I never heard of you until the article, but thank you.

    April 16, 2008 03:32 pm at 3:32 pm |
  7. Jacqueline from IL

    way to go Obama I love that man, he is just who I thought he was!!!! A winner

    April 16, 2008 03:33 pm at 3:33 pm |
  8. Linda

    Go Obama !!
    Another Republican for you

    April 16, 2008 03:36 pm at 3:36 pm |
  9. Dawn , Ky

    cmon' John E. you know you want to!!!!! Let's make it easy on her.....LOL

    April 16, 2008 03:36 pm at 3:36 pm |
  10. Tim

    This will be over by June and we can start to heal the party. Then we can start giving John McCain heck for a change.

    Obama 08

    April 16, 2008 03:36 pm at 3:36 pm |
  11. bdc

    good for him... but overall this shows the problem with superdelegates.. look at those mentioned here. A city councilwoman and a "former staffer". Come on. That is why there are SOO many superdelegates diluting the will of the people.

    There is no way a former staffer turned lobbyist's vote is more important than mine. I can understand Governors, Senators, etc., but some people that are superD's definitely should NOT be. They really need to axe at least 50% of them.

    April 16, 2008 03:36 pm at 3:36 pm |
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