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. David

    Wouldn't it make sense to give focus to the candidate that gained more super delegates? Just a thought. Because it looks like the super delegates are about to open their eyes.

    April 18, 2008 06:14 pm at 6:14 pm |
  2. Jack in ND

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

    Hey Buddy...do me a favor and go pitch that very logic to the superdelegates themselves.

    As an Obama supporter, I really really want you to!

    April 18, 2008 06:14 pm at 6:14 pm |
  3. Former Obama Supporter

    I wish the media would talk about this. They always make a big deal when Obama picks up superdelegates.

    April 18, 2008 06:14 pm at 6:14 pm |
  4. Nick in Las Vegas

    Congratulations Senator Clinton! Now if every other superdelegate whould get their head on straight! Enough with Obama.

    April 18, 2008 06:15 pm at 6:15 pm |
  5. kay

    Funny how Hillary BLATANTLY admitted that She lied during the ABCdebate...Now look who's the dishonest one!!! About 35 years of experience. My husband is an IT Guy, and I am a Finance girl...Does this qualify me to go and apply for an IT job out there just because my huband is an IT Guy?
    Hillary's 35 years of experience and recreating her image to fit every state's culture in America–IS ONE Big phony..A true Liar!!!!

    Used to like the Lady, but now, she's flipped flopped more than the biggest flip flopper in the Guiness book of world Records!!!

    April 18, 2008 06:15 pm at 6:15 pm |
  6. Its got to be Hillary

    That's my girl !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! you show them, and there is still more to come Go!!!! Hillary GO!!!!!!!

    April 18, 2008 06:17 pm at 6:17 pm |
  7. Ilona Proud Canadian

    Am I misinterpreting this article? Some one please clarify this for me.

    Second paragraph says Florio and Byrne endorsed Sen. Clinton last year. How does this work, they endorsed her last year and again today? So they vote twice? I guess if this is the case this is no big deal! Obviously if they backed her last year it is expected that they will back her as a super delegate.

    Absolutely not news worthy. The Clinton campaign is just show-casing this!!!!!!!!

    April 18, 2008 06:18 pm at 6:18 pm |
  8. Joe

    This is not news it is propaganda. Even your own article says these delagates committed to the monster 'last year' Yawn. It amazes me that after twenty years of a horrible Clinton/Bush dynasty where these crooks made millions while sending our jobs to China. That anyone would be stupid enough to support 4 to 8 more years of a pseudo democracy under another Clinton. In Obama we have a fresh, untainted dedicated, intelligent alternative. If we blow this election we will have only ourselves to blame for more war and more corruption.

    April 18, 2008 06:20 pm at 6:20 pm |
  9. shiiit!!!!!

    you folks are pretty dumb on this blog aren't you all? Clinton didnt gain 3 more super delegates today, she gained one. The other 2 ex governors will be counted as supees on technicalities for some weird reasons. They both endorsed her last year and are both pledged delees.

    April 18, 2008 06:20 pm at 6:20 pm |
  10. Vivian

    Hmmm...I wonder what job has been promised to them should Hillary win....which we all know ISN"T GOING TO HAPPEN!

    GO OBAMA!

    April 18, 2008 06:20 pm at 6:20 pm |
  11. suzy

    Hillary also picked up a huge endorsement by the Construction Workers' Union this week!! Now chew on this, Obama! HILLARY '08

    April 18, 2008 06:22 pm at 6:22 pm |
  12. CHERYL FOR HILLARY

    I AM FOR HILLARY BUT WHEN I TYPE OBAMA COMES OUT.

    GO OBAMA GO ( I MEAN GO HILLARY GO)

    April 18, 2008 06:22 pm at 6:22 pm |
  13. David

    Why is it that the McCain, and Hillary supporters always seem to be PISSED OFF and always tend to pick on everything and Blame Obama.

    Aren't we trying to CHANGE that? The world should not work that way. It seems so childish and immature. We are suppose to be the role models for the rest of the world.

    It's like were having a civil war with each other and it's keeping us from the bigger picture. That's why Obama will win, and that's why Obama gaines the strongest support. It's not about pointing the finger, it's not about self-righteousness. It's about our country and helping the rest of the world get it's feet off the ground again so the republicans can come in and mess everything up.

    April 18, 2008 06:22 pm at 6:22 pm |
  14. shiiit!!!!!

    too much drama in this year's election....I have an idea for a hit show on cnn.

    April 18, 2008 06:22 pm at 6:22 pm |
  15. Delaware

    Barack Obama 08. Hillary and John McCain can pair themselves togheter and ran agaist Barack. Hillary and Bill gave us NAFTA so we do not need any more NAFTA.

    April 18, 2008 06:22 pm at 6:22 pm |
  16. Venus

    Ha, ha, ha! Hey Hillary – if you are so great how come you don't have this wrapped up? Is this the best you can do? You letting a rookie take on you and Bill?

    April 18, 2008 06:23 pm at 6:23 pm |
  17. Tim

    I love how he beats her in every category...

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

    It amazes me that after twenty years of a horrible Clinton/Bush dynasty where these crooks made millions while sending our jobs to China. That anyone would be stupid enough to support 4 to 8 more years of a pseudo democracy under another Clinton. In Obama we have a fresh, untainted dedicated, intelligent alternative. If we blow this election we will have only ourselves to blame for more war and more corruption.

    April 18, 2008 06:24 pm at 6:24 pm |
  19. Tom - Michigan

    Yes, a Betty Suttons reason for backing Hillary, she flat out said she did because Hillary was a woman.

    Nice to know you're backing Hillary because of your sexist views.

    April 18, 2008 06:25 pm at 6:25 pm |
  20. Bob

    Your article said two of these Stupid er.. Super Delagates committed to the monster 'Last Year'. YAWN This is not news just propaganda.

    April 18, 2008 06:27 pm at 6:27 pm |
  21. GARY

    This is OK It is only a drop in a bucket of water when you think about the huge super delegate lead that she had before the Iowa caucus.

    April 18, 2008 06:28 pm at 6:28 pm |
  22. Lynnette

    This is getting crazier by the day. I like the comment that Obama is dividing the party. What does it say about the Democratic Party [who by the way has mostly supported Obama] regarding Hillary Clinton? I tell you what we say "We don't want Hillary and some of us were looking for someone else to lead our party."
    This woman has divided the party with her tactics, lying, and self-importance. Just because she was first lady doesn't mean that she's qualified to be President.
    Any superdelegate that backs her now is really putting their political lives on the line because when she loses, she won't be grateful at all and will blame some of them for not convincing the other superdelegates to back her.

    April 18, 2008 06:28 pm at 6:28 pm |
  23. Charlotte

    Hillary is the best choice for this country. I think she should drop out of this rigged primary and run as an Independent in November. I would be proud, for the first time in my adult life, to vote for an Independent.

    April 18, 2008 06:29 pm at 6:29 pm |
  24. democracy?

    Obama's poor performance on Wed. debate is a preview of how he will perform when under Republican's attach. Sometimes he even seemed lost his own trend of thought when answering the important issues.

    The more I read, and learned, the more I realize people who are for obama are willing to accept him no matter what.

    Count in MI and FL, Hillary will have popular vote. and then we will see who will in.

    April 18, 2008 06:29 pm at 6:29 pm |
  25. Tony, Miami

    So what everybofy knows some older women like Hilarious.

    April 18, 2008 06:30 pm at 6:30 pm |
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