April 18th, 2008
03:00 PM ET
6 years ago

Three more superdelegates for Clinton

(CNN) – Hillary Clinton can add three superdelegates to her total. Former New Jersey Governors James Florio and Brendan Byrne were elected their state’s unpledged add-on delegates to the convention Thursday. Unpledged add-on delegates have the same voting rights as “superdelegates” and do not need to vote with the primary or caucus results of their home state.

Florio and Byrne endorsed the New York senator last year, along with current “superdelegate” Governor Jon Corzine. Clinton beat Senator Barack Obama in the New Jersey primary in February 54 – 44 percent.

On Friday, Ohio congresswoman and superdelegate Betty Sutton endorsed the New York senator.

Obama claimed four new superdelegate supporters this week.


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  1. Sally Martinez

    Yes!!!!!!!!!!!!

    April 18, 2008 07:23 pm at 7:23 pm |
  2. Gavin, AI

    The Over The Hill Gang strikes again–NOT!

    She's still losing, and will be history in a way that she doesn't want to be. Hillary has followed Bill into the abys of Monicaland, only to find out her supporters are across the sea, and she's standing on an island. Poor Hill, she can't help it, she married a master liar.

    April 18, 2008 07:25 pm at 7:25 pm |
  3. Ron

    We should remember that the press needs this to drag out all summer. They will prop up whoever is in trouble (i.e. Clinton right now) to help her stay afloat.

    Richt abandons her, Obama gets all the Penn newspaper endorsements, gets four new superdelegates (and not from states he's already one) and they headline Hillary getting fewer delegates, including some from a state she won in February.

    April 18, 2008 07:25 pm at 7:25 pm |
  4. California Girl

    Way to go, Superdelegates. Hillary has the experience, wisdom and she is REAL Change!

    Yes, she can.

    April 18, 2008 07:25 pm at 7:25 pm |
  5. sandy

    poor misguided people .can't you figure it out yet? obama can't beat mccain that's why they want him to win the nominationall these senators who have come out to back obama what have they done in past years but make a mess of our country.so you want to listen to them?use your heads for once let a woman fix this country. the men have had their chance and screwed it up big time THINK ABOUT THAT

    April 18, 2008 07:25 pm at 7:25 pm |
  6. wade

    Do you Clinton supporters ever wonder why the people who worked with her and her husband in the whitehouse are suppoting Barak Obama? They know her the best! They are making the most educated choice.

    April 18, 2008 07:26 pm at 7:26 pm |
  7. Grif

    You! You! You! Build you're Future... So much Technology around these day's... Use it!!! Or as Colyn Powel. (I hope I got his name right), Lose it.. Oh where was this/ so much technology. In the last Century...

    April 18, 2008 07:27 pm at 7:27 pm |
  8. Mike, VA

    Give it up Hillary, you just ran a dirty campaign and the American people are sick of it. We had the drama in 2000, and 2004 and we are just tired of it.

    Obama 08

    April 18, 2008 07:27 pm at 7:27 pm |
  9. Brad

    Madame President your on your way to the White House

    April 18, 2008 07:29 pm at 7:29 pm |
  10. Paul

    Good choice!
    You know as millions do, that a bunch of empty words cannot make any change unless you know what to do.

    Every superdelegate has seen

    Hillary 's strong performance in every debate.

    On the other hand, they have seen Obama performing poorly when he does not have his outline at hand ( that probably is prepared by his Preacher Mr. Wright) he is "just words" (but unexperienced ones)
    Obama offended millions of Americans and even questioned core American values ( gun ownership and faith)

    Do you need more reasons to support Hillary?

    Hillary – President of the United States of America

    We love you Hillary, words cannot deceive us from the fact that you are the best candidate to lead our nation!

    April 18, 2008 07:30 pm at 7:30 pm |
  11. Alice

    Why doesn't this story even mention the fact that Obama scored three HUGE endorsements today: Robert Reich, Sam Nunn and David Boren???

    In fact, I don't see anything about Nunn (Fmr Armed Services Chairman) and Boren (fmr Intelligence chairman) anywhere on the CNN website.

    Didn't you hear about it, CNN?

    April 18, 2008 07:31 pm at 7:31 pm |
  12. Smart

    Obama is extraordinary.

    Nothing would have made me believe he would beat the trio of Bill, Hillary and Chelsea (all with presidential blood) in this contest.

    It is amazing. If for nothing else, that is a huge feat. I will vote for him.

    April 18, 2008 07:31 pm at 7:31 pm |
  13. Janice

    We're going to party, fiesta, together, forever...all night long...all night, all night. All night long...all night...all night...all night long... all night...all night....

    I wonder who Lionel Ritchie is voting for, oh well, I'm voting for Obama, and it really will be a party if he wins? Then we're going to get up the next day and bring the soldiers home.

    Obama 08

    April 18, 2008 07:32 pm at 7:32 pm |
  14. JAZZ

    Wonderful, wonderful! Obama fans should learn the rules. Superdelegates are not required to ratify the vote of pledged delegates.They are required to vote their conscience to preserve the party and protect the party faithful from hostile takeovers by third parties and/or radical inside extremist.
    The party faithful have and continue to vote out of duty. We don't need to be "inspired" or have a "crush on" etc, etc, etc. Guess who the inside extremist are?
    Is Hillary TOO LEGIT to QUIT? HillYes!! Vote Hillary PA!!!

    April 18, 2008 07:33 pm at 7:33 pm |
  15. Sharon

    GO HILLARY!!!
    The person who can't dance say the band can't play...BO in a nutshell.
    GO DONATE ON HILLARY'S WEB SITE!!!!!! NOW :)

    April 18, 2008 07:34 pm at 7:34 pm |
  16. April, MD

    ...and I think to myself...what a wonderful world.

    Obama 08

    April 18, 2008 07:38 pm at 7:38 pm |
  17. Kuse

    nice article...look, Hillary got three more superdelegates!!!
    yada, yada, yada,.... and oh by the way, Obama picked up four. What, no added information on that fact. Simple math, Obama gains one overall...no mention of that...get with it people, obama is the next president of the US...

    April 18, 2008 07:43 pm at 7:43 pm |
  18. Blayze Kohime

    I'm confused. Why is this titled that Clinton gets 3 more when Obama got 4 more, which it just blips at the end. And then fools scream things like "GO HILLARY!" because they are too illiterate or stupid to read the last sentence and realize they are still slipping behind.

    April 18, 2008 07:49 pm at 7:49 pm |
  19. NC

    All democrates needs to check out huffington post and she what hillary really thinks of democrates.

    Congrats to her on the new superdelegates.

    April 18, 2008 07:54 pm at 7:54 pm |
  20. California Girl

    Sharon: Thanks for the great advice. I'll donate tonight.

    April 18, 2008 07:56 pm at 7:56 pm |
  21. gary

    THAT AWAY HRC. THATS WHATS GOING TO GIVE US THE RIGHT LEADER FOR OUR COUNTRY. S.D. KNOW O.B. IS NOT PRESIDENTIAL MATERIAL. HE IS TO GREEN, AND HAS NO TRACK RECORD FOR DOING ANYTHING FOR OUR COUNTRY. HRC DONT HAVE TO PROOF HERSELF. SHE HAS BEEN THERE FOR OUR COUNTRY TIME AFTER TIME. AMERICA NEEDS TO START WORRYING ABOUT THEIR COUNTRY. THEY NEED TO GET HRC IN OFFICE SO SHE CAN STRAIGHTENED THIS MESS. GO HRC.

    April 18, 2008 08:01 pm at 8:01 pm |
  22. Tony

    I hope Corzine does not jump ship. Our State is unfortunately the pun of many jokes. Loyalty is no joke. My best regards to the gentlemen who have stated their loyalty as they are men of their word.

    April 18, 2008 08:03 pm at 8:03 pm |
  23. Ron

    I REALLY ENJOYED THE INTERVIEWS YOU HAD WITH THE THREE DELEGATES THAT ENDORSED SEN. CLINTON I FOUND JACK'S COMMENTS ESPECIALY GRATIFYING KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK WOLF.

    April 18, 2008 09:30 pm at 9:30 pm |
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