April 18th, 2008
03:00 PM ET
7 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.


Filed under: Hillary Clinton
soundoff (148 Responses)
  1. AZM

    It's not over Hillary...
    Never give up,,, Never surrender,,,

    Dean would have you quit without knowing the will of the people...

    Count every vote... Count every vote... and re-count ever vote...

    DON'T LET DEMOCRACY DIE

    April 18, 2008 05:38 pm at 5:38 pm |
  2. Stacy Clarks, TX

    Its all good, coz we know

    OBAMA IS GOING TO WIN!!!!!!!!!!!!

    OBAMA 08!!!!

    April 18, 2008 05:41 pm at 5:41 pm |
  3. Josh

    Clinton gets less Supers this week than Obama. Clinton continues to lose. Go away Clinton. You're costing the party in your hunger for power.

    Lincoln returns in Obama'08

    April 18, 2008 05:41 pm at 5:41 pm |
  4. Arkansas Undertaker

    Can you say "LOOSERS"! She is done folks. Stick a fork in Billary.

    April 18, 2008 05:42 pm at 5:42 pm |
  5. Adam

    Heh...gotta love that the headline trumpets "Three more superdelegates for Clinton" and that the last line is "Obama claimed four new superdelegate supporters this week."

    Shouldn't the headline be Obama reduces superdelegate gap as he gains 4 to Clinton's 3."

    April 18, 2008 05:42 pm at 5:42 pm |
  6. kathleen retired Professional w/woman for obama

    She must have threatened or put the heat on, right before
    the PA Primaries. Please, superdelagetes, don't bother
    unless you owe her or Bill your lively hood, or your life.

    April 18, 2008 05:43 pm at 5:43 pm |
  7. D Frank

    These three Superdelegates obviously thought it through and got it!!!

    The fact of the matter is that Obama has not addressed the question of why he continues to support a RACIST Minister and makes elitist derogatory comments on folks to whom he does not relate. This shows lack of good judgement. Even when he placed this Racist Minister on his Campaign team and he knew very well Wright's position with respect to white Americans, Italians Jews, Catholics and any other race or religion.

    And because of this, Obama's support of this man, speaks to the issue of Obama's lacking in credibility.

    People who vote should not select FOR or AGAINST a candidate because of their religion, sexual preference, race, national origin, gender, economic condition, AGE or any other such differentiator.

    They should place their votes based on objective analysis in order to select the most qualified person and not because it seems to be the "in" thing (like a lot of white pseudo- educated elitist)

    We all hope that the other Superdelegates can give some serious sober thought to their choice and if they do so, then they will conclude that the only serious choice is HILLARY and good bye to NOBAMA and please go back to Chicago and help your good buddy Reszo because he needs it.

    April 18, 2008 05:43 pm at 5:43 pm |
  8. Buddy

    If a Superdelegate is a true American they would have to back Clinton. Amen!

    April 18, 2008 05:44 pm at 5:44 pm |
  9. no to obama

    obama is unfit to be president of this country.

    April 18, 2008 05:44 pm at 5:44 pm |
  10. Jeff

    From what I hear Obama and many of his supporters people have been complaining how he was picked on during the debate.
    Besides this debate, SNL, and Lou Dobbs on CNN
    Nobody has asked Obama any hard questions and everyone has piled onto Hillary.
    If she does good they say it was because she had soft questins. There is always an excuse for her doing well and an excuse favouring Obama.
    I hate him and wish Hillary would win. but i am afraid most of the media is against her.
    So my hope is she looses in PA, and then retires from politics on April 22. She then will not be have to or be required to work and help Obama get elected. Her supporters then will not feel preasure to vote for Obama since Hillary retired. Since Hillary wold not be a democrat anymore her side will be free agents.
    Then I know in the general when Obama and the dems go up against McCain and many Hillary supporters will be able to vote for McCain.

    Then 4 years from now the dems can ask Hillary to un-retire and go up against McCain in 2012

    April 18, 2008 05:44 pm at 5:44 pm |
  11. Shannon

    Good for them, Obama is the most divisive candidate to ever run in the Democratic party. I know I will be going third party if he is the nominee. Democrats don't try to suppress the vote, or prevent millions from voting as Obama is doing.. Democrats don't vote for the Cheney Energy bill as Obama did. Democrats don't trash former democratic presidents, and bring up old sex scandals like Obama did. Obama looked right into the camera and lied during the debate the other night. He filled out the survey on gun control, it was in his hand writing, and he lied about it. Politics of hope and change, sure has a nasty side. Read any Obama supporter's post, and everyone of them will have an insult in them. They can't write a sentence without attacking someone. Hope and change, what a joke.

    April 18, 2008 05:45 pm at 5:45 pm |
  12. Glenn; Delta, PA.

    Even if they split the rest of the supers, which I don't think will happen, Obama still has the popular vote amd more states. It's going to be an interesting next 6 weeks.

    April 18, 2008 05:46 pm at 5:46 pm |
  13. shaun

    It's funny how cnn continues to try anything they can to make hillary clinton look like she can win. Three "more" superdelegates"..."More"
    Makes it seem like hillarys just been stacking super after super when she's closer to a net gain of 1 since super tuesday. barack has gained about 50 since.

    April 18, 2008 05:46 pm at 5:46 pm |
  14. D

    Seriously, if superdelegate decide this contest and not the popular vote, we might be looking at some serious violence erupting throughout the country.

    April 18, 2008 05:47 pm at 5:47 pm |
  15. CHERYL FOR HILLARY

    LOSERS backing LOSERS

    ALL ABOARD! ALL ABOARD! ALL BOARD!

    TRAIN LEAVING THE STATON
    LAST CALL FOR HILLARY'S SUPPORTER TO JUMP ON
    OBAMA ALL THE WAY

    April 18, 2008 05:48 pm at 5:48 pm |
  16. Oscar, Rio Vista, CA

    Who in New Jersey do you trust? Florio and Byrne or The Boss!!!

    Bruce Springsteen means more than two former governors.

    April 18, 2008 05:49 pm at 5:49 pm |
  17. Patricia P. in Austin, TX

    Still behind.

    April 18, 2008 05:50 pm at 5:50 pm |
  18. Cowboy Jack

    Wow, Jack Cafferty and Anderson Cooper must not be happy about this.....

    April 18, 2008 05:52 pm at 5:52 pm |
  19. Biased much?

    So the blurb about Reich endorsing Obama gets to be on the CNN frontpage and this blurb gets buried? Ten bucks says the Reich link stays on the frontpage until Monday while this one will be out of sight out of mind before day's end. Thanks for the consistently biased news reporting CNN.

    April 18, 2008 05:52 pm at 5:52 pm |
  20. Ben

    Losers backing losers...I feel so sorry for Hillary...

    April 18, 2008 05:53 pm at 5:53 pm |
  21. Cowboy Jack

    A liberal state like New Jersey has superdelegates who are endorsing Hillary?????

    OH NO, better be careful... Obama's supporters must boycott New Jersey

    April 18, 2008 05:53 pm at 5:53 pm |
  22. mitch from ark.

    if they endorsed clinton last year,then,who cares?they have plenty of time to change their minds,and jump on the train!

    April 18, 2008 05:53 pm at 5:53 pm |
  23. North Carolina

    Thank you, Gov.'s Florio, Byrne, and Corzine. I admire your willingness to do the right thing, even though it's not popular with the media. As a North Carolina voter, I am grateful you did not succumb to the pressure to tell Sen. Clinton to drop out and leave me with no choice of candidate.

    April 18, 2008 05:54 pm at 5:54 pm |
  24. Sue

    What a wast of your votes. We don't twant Washington politics anymore. The super Delegate better hear the American people loud and clear. If you choose Hillary from the back door politics, you will not have you positions the next time an election rolls around. We have had enough.

    April 18, 2008 05:54 pm at 5:54 pm |
  25. Adios!!! Hillbillery

    LOL!!! Bye Bye HILLBILLERY See Ya Sista

    April 18, 2008 05:55 pm at 5:55 pm |
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