April 18th, 2008
03:00 PM ET
10 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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soundoff (148 Responses)
  1. vic nashville,Tn

    Hillary 08
    B.H. Obama Bye Bye

    April 18, 2008 06:30 pm at 6:30 pm |
  2. Farrell, Houston, Tx

    Pennsylvania, please Hillary the "knock out punch" she so deserves. There are too many of Hillary's own political supporters that are endorsing Obama. Those endorsers don't like the way Hillary is handling herself as many democrats don't. Hillary is campaigning the old dirty nasty way politics are played and that has a lot to do with getting nothing done in Washington.

    April 18, 2008 06:32 pm at 6:32 pm |
  3. joe

    They must all be racist typical whities - right Obama cult? That's the only explanation for defying the Messiah Godbama.

    April 18, 2008 06:33 pm at 6:33 pm |
  4. Jude

    It is over...Hill should take Romney's advice and drop out. Do the Math!!! Oh...forgot that you Clintonites can't do math. In that case, I'll just spell it for you "ITS OVER".

    April 18, 2008 06:35 pm at 6:35 pm |
  5. William

    Smart people. Go Hillary or McCain!

    April 18, 2008 06:35 pm at 6:35 pm |
  6. bigben

    Obama supporters this means war

    April 18, 2008 06:36 pm at 6:36 pm |
  7. PhilT

    Here's the new line - "Obama can't take the heat".
    Approach number 100 in a campaign with more personalities than Sybil.

    Since being forced to admit Obama can win against McCain in what sounded eerily like Meg Ryan's character in "When Harry Met Sally" faking the experience, she can no longer sell the superdelegates he is unelectable.

    What's the next argument from Hillary? He's too young to take on the "Old Man"?

    Phil T

    April 18, 2008 06:36 pm at 6:36 pm |
  8. Len

    Don't give up Hillary, you can do it.

    Break the DNC apart. lol

    McCain 08

    April 18, 2008 06:36 pm at 6:36 pm |
  9. JOHN


    April 18, 2008 06:37 pm at 6:37 pm |
  10. The American People

    CNN, you guys need to do your homework

    April 18, 2008 06:37 pm at 6:37 pm |
  11. Eddie

    Thank you, wait til they all hear Obama's friendly relationship to "Bill Ayers" the unrepentent bomber of Pentagon! I'm sure all the superdelegates will jump off Obama's ship & go to HILLARY's.

    HILLARY is the electable candidate! The superdelegates will realize this, Obama is not vetted yet, we don't know this guy & his other shady deals around?

    April 18, 2008 06:38 pm at 6:38 pm |
  12. rachel

    Good stuff, I was getting sick of the obama supporters.

    April 18, 2008 06:40 pm at 6:40 pm |
  13. P

    to Obama supporters: do you think you could post a comment to an article that does not contain an insult or a threat, and that does not ask one of the remaining candidates to pull out of the race before the end? Really, your aggressiveness and elitism is more divisive than Hillary, McCain, Bush, Rove, etc.

    April 18, 2008 06:41 pm at 6:41 pm |
  14. Elisabeth

    Obama sweeps all his friends under his carpet. The last one was Jimmy Carter. This three superdelegates for Clinton has made chosen a faithful friend.

    April 18, 2008 06:43 pm at 6:43 pm |
  15. texas DEM

    yes yes yes yes

    April 18, 2008 06:44 pm at 6:44 pm |
  16. Elisabeth

    Obama sweeps all his friends under his carpet. The last one was Jimmy Carter. These three superdelegates for Clinton have chosen a faithful friend.

    April 18, 2008 06:45 pm at 6:45 pm |
  17. Jacqueline

    Sounds fishy, add-on delegates....This needs to be investigated, she is trying to steal this election.

    April 18, 2008 06:45 pm at 6:45 pm |
  18. Natalia


    April 18, 2008 06:48 pm at 6:48 pm |
  19. kayla

    they probably owe the clintons' like almost all superdelagates do

    April 18, 2008 06:51 pm at 6:51 pm |
  20. Phrank

    Look at the difference between the recent selections. Clinton's new delegates are still members of the same old line inner-city "White Ethnic" political organizations (since we're all in this together, I won't say machines) that are Clinton's remaining base. With Reich and Nunn , Obama's new delegates, the full range–from the most liberal to the most conservative–members of the party have been united in support. This is a good sign that after all the sound and fury dies down, Obama will be able to unify the Party

    April 18, 2008 06:52 pm at 6:52 pm |
  21. nikki NY

    is it just me, or do I rightly understand that HRC didn't actually gain 3 superdelegates? Two of the three individuals named are not actually superdelegates, and so I think it's a bit misleading for HRC supporters and the CNN headline to tout this as indicative of notable progress for the Clinton campaign. Senator Obama, on the other hand, actually has added another FOUR supers to his total. My congratulations to the Obama camp!

    April 18, 2008 06:52 pm at 6:52 pm |
  22. Chris - Penn State

    Go Hillary! We're fired up and ready to go!

    April 18, 2008 06:53 pm at 6:53 pm |
  23. B in Fl

    Funny how everyone wants a commitment " right now". Like, hurry up and secure Obamas nomination before all 50 states get to vote because the people are beginning to see what Obama really is. This election is so pathetic. Two majors states not counted, a quarter more states haven't even voted and every money man is Washington is pushing to either commit to Obama now or for Hillary to drop out. Don't you just love our democracy? I certainly hope the superdelegates and add on delegates have enough sense to see thru this farce of a campaign. Why bother voting anymore? Let's just go on and become a communist country out in the open. Let the politician determine our destiny. Picture this...America as a downtrodden third world country. Could happen. We're bankrupt and just won't admit it.

    April 18, 2008 06:54 pm at 6:54 pm |
  24. Johnny

    Time for Hillary to retire from this race.... there is plenty of work for her to do... in the United States Senate....

    April 18, 2008 06:54 pm at 6:54 pm |
  25. NObama

    NO-bama! He is trying to STEAL the election. Mathematically he can't win! He needs to drop out of the race right NOW! He can't beat McCain!

    Hillary Clinton 2008!!!

    April 18, 2008 06:55 pm at 6:55 pm |
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