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. Tim from Eugene OR.

    Add on's LOL,LOL,LOL! Why are actual superdelegates so hard for her to attract? Why is she in debt to state vendors? Why can't she raise enough money to keep from being out spent? Why is she losing? Why are her supporters so mad at Obama? Her supporters should be mad at her, not at Obama for blowing it. Wake up ding dong the witch is dead, the witch is dead at least her chance of winning is.

    Those of her supporters that say the will vote for McWar who have kids of draft age should think twice before they throw their vote to McWar, who said " there will be more wars". Our military is near broken now where do you think he will be getting new troops for his predicted new wars. Vote for McWar out of spite that Hillary blew it and don't you dare cry when your children are called up to serve in the military.

    VOTE DEMOCRAT 08 GO OBAMA GOD BLESS AMERICA

    April 18, 2008 05:56 pm at 5:56 pm |
  2. Rashane Kansas

    well thats good for her but I TRULY hope that they are ready to unite behind OBAMA when he gets this NOMINATION!!! democrats must unite

    OBAMA 08 ... starting to rack up Hilliary's super delegates too! (the ones with sane minds)

    April 18, 2008 05:56 pm at 5:56 pm |
  3. Robert New York City & Miami, Florida

    Obama all the way????

    Enjoy your moment in the sun. Come November Obama will be a looser like Kerry.

    Democrats hardly ever choose with their brains. This country will not go for the #1 Liberal. Clinton won because he was a Centrist.

    Enjoy it now, Obanists, because your man will be digested alive by McCain the Mummy.

    April 18, 2008 05:57 pm at 5:57 pm |
  4. Trev

    It shows that Obama = not ready for the general election.

    April 18, 2008 05:57 pm at 5:57 pm |
  5. Ronald

    Keeping the nightmare alive . . . they are delusional.

    April 18, 2008 05:58 pm at 5:58 pm |
  6. hillaryskank on myspace

    Hillary will never be fit to be president, ever! She is not even fit to be a former first lady!

    April 18, 2008 06:00 pm at 6:00 pm |
  7. Mike from tx

    Loser backing a LOSER .......Period.

    April 18, 2008 06:01 pm at 6:01 pm |
  8. Super Delegate

    Well if I recall correctly Sen. Obama received a total of 6 new NC super delegates and as of today 4 more one of which was a former Clinton supporter.
    Shhh dont tell anyone I said so but word on the street is ~
    The dishonest ones without a conscience will back a liar!

    April 18, 2008 06:01 pm at 6:01 pm |
  9. Sherylanne

    Democrat voting for McCain... so it will be a bye bye bama song we will see.

    Obama may win the battle but he will never win the war... so Obamacans dream on...............

    April 18, 2008 06:01 pm at 6:01 pm |
  10. Lois, California

    This is good news. But, I hate to keep harping but if Obama is the nominee, which I conclude he'll be, I won't vote for him. I will not vote for McCain either. I will stay home. I'm sure the majority of Hillary's supporters feel the same way. It breaks my heart to see some of the horrible things a fellow democrat writes about another democrat. Mr. Obama had better call on his followers and tell them to put a sock in it or it will spell doom for him in November. And remember all you Obama supporters. Hillary has Half the Electorate!

    April 18, 2008 06:01 pm at 6:01 pm |
  11. sean

    wow, that's about as sad as if you were to see people jumping ONTO the sinking titanic.....dillusional

    April 18, 2008 06:03 pm at 6:03 pm |
  12. Matt

    That's right, CNN. Keep downplaying Hillary's good news by upstaging her with even better news for Obama.
    CNN is so pathetically biased.

    April 18, 2008 06:04 pm at 6:04 pm |
  13. Marnie

    You GO Hillary! NEVER give up! The insignificant, self serving, small minded misogynists who deserted you are not even worth the time spent to discuss them. In spite of gross media bias, misogyny and unprincipled opportunists rushing to feather their own dirty nests, YOU WILL triumph!! MOST people believe that you are the best candidate for president.

    HILLARY FOR PRESIDENT 2008 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    We love you!

    April 18, 2008 06:04 pm at 6:04 pm |
  14. PA Democrat

    Buddy IF you had a brain you would see all of Hillary's lies, you would see that Bill got $800,000 from Columbia, you would see that her top campaign man Penn met with the Columbians, you would see that she voted for NAFTA, you would see.....
    Oh what the hell its USELESS talkin to someone without a brain!!

    April 18, 2008 06:05 pm at 6:05 pm |
  15. Chris, Silicon Valley, CA, USA

    Math question for people who don't want superdelegates to go against the national majority:

    Then, why have them?

    April 18, 2008 06:06 pm at 6:06 pm |
  16. Chris in Va.

    I guess these "supers" support liars.

    April 18, 2008 06:07 pm at 6:07 pm |
  17. AZM

    The supers have seen what's been going on with Obama...
    DO THE RIGHT THING!... Run him out of town...

    Let him preach Change and Unity (LOL) to his own cronies!

    April 18, 2008 06:08 pm at 6:08 pm |
  18. disgruntled in CA

    I love how each Obama superdelegate gets their own story/headline, but Hillary's get grouped in one small story.

    I think the Democrats are in big trouble if Obama gets the nomination. It will be a repeat of the past 2 elections where the Dems can't manage to pull it off in the end!

    April 18, 2008 06:08 pm at 6:08 pm |
  19. Emma CA

    The superdelegates are hopefully astute enough to know that it would be
    adversarial of them to over-ride the wishes of the voters after both small and large states have their say. That has the potential to increase numbers of the Independent Party.

    Is a presidential person one who belittles their opponent and wants all their cohorts to join them in the belittling? If some of our candidates engage in this behavior when they appear to be losing, I am ashamed of how their behavior might trickle down through a nation.

    April 18, 2008 06:08 pm at 6:08 pm |
  20. Mike

    Three more Super delagates. Woo Hoo, whats that give her now? Four! (And what did she have to promise them?)

    April 18, 2008 06:10 pm at 6:10 pm |
  21. Grif

    Hillary you will have to decide within the next few weeks.... You Are Not A Democrat..... You Married one.... Period.

    April 18, 2008 06:10 pm at 6:10 pm |
  22. Super Delegate

    If I recall correctly Sen Obama received 6 new NC super delegates and as of today he received an additional 4 one of which was a Clinton Supporter with a conscience!
    Supporting Hillary is supporting a liar and therefore you have no conscience!

    April 18, 2008 06:11 pm at 6:11 pm |
  23. Kim

    Yay Yay Yay! You Go Go Go Girl! Yay Yay Go Go..... umm where was I ? Oh yeah, Yay Yay You Go Girl.

    April 18, 2008 06:12 pm at 6:12 pm |
  24. Rob

    The super delegates are smart and will vote for Clinton. They know that Obama is a mistake. And they know that people are making the wrong choice in supporting him. In the end Hillary will be the nominee and the next president.

    April 18, 2008 06:13 pm at 6:13 pm |
  25. Alice

    why does this headline say "Three More Superdelegates for Clinton" when the purported new superd's endorsed her LAST YEAR??? How is that 3 MORE?

    And the article ends with Obama adding 4 superdelegates this week.

    Why isn't the headline "Obama Gains 4 Superdelegates this Week" since that would be accurate?

    Just wonderin' . . .

    April 18, 2008 06:13 pm at 6:13 pm |
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