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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  1. Bob

    April 18th, 2008 6:35 pm ET

    Smart people. Go Hillary or McCain!

    The above blog says it all! Hillary ous supporters all say,vote Hillary (Bush Lite) or McBush. This is because there is so very little difference between them. They should just run together on the same lame ticket. McBush/Hillary 08

    April 18, 2008 06:56 pm at 6:56 pm |
  2. John from Iowa

    These three have obviously heard of Larry Sinclair.

    More will follow!

    April 18, 2008 06:56 pm at 6:56 pm |
  3. kelly WI

    Yes, we do need NAFTA. 40% of our economy is trade. It's a GLOBAL economy now.
    Guess what. Religion pre-dates Bush, it pre-dates Ohio, etc. Obama needs some history lessons.
    He also needs lessons on the economy, foreign policy, and the Military.
    The thought of him and Michelle hosting foreign dignataries is one big nightmare.!!! brrrrr, shudder.
    Go read Real Clear Politcs. read people who know what they are talking about. I don't watch CNN or any of the left stream media.
    Carter hates the Jews and Israel. Thank you Jimmy.
    McCain 08

    April 18, 2008 06:56 pm at 6:56 pm |
  4. Sue

    Hillary Clinton has every right to stay in this race until the end of it. She earned it. I never heard of a presidential election enomination race starting almost 2 years prior to the election before. That is why everyone is so tired of this pre-election nomination Obama-Clinton race. But with the new internet and press coverage of the century we're enduring and having shoved down our throats constantly, she can really say that she hasn't stayed in too long.

    Back when presidentual canidates used to start campaigning, they didn't announce their intentions until the 1st of the year, Jan 2008. With that said, These people started a year before. So, what's the hurry now? Let's be fair. Quit starting so early if you want to quit the race so early. You can't change the rules in the game in the middle of it. So let the game play out as it will. The best person will win. Go Hillary.......

    April 18, 2008 06:57 pm at 6:57 pm |
  5. Janice

    YAY OBAMA !!!!!

    Hillary – You Suck!

    April 18, 2008 06:57 pm at 6:57 pm |
  6. AZM

    The DNC and Dean have shown what the democratic party thinks of you... who need them... RUN INDEPENENT!

    Show the world... you could be the first viable third party ticket ever!
    Change and Unity for real... not a punch line!

    April 18, 2008 06:58 pm at 6:58 pm |
  7. Bernice

    These are people that hasgot to have been promised something for them to put themselves out front to go down with this sinking ship!

    April 18, 2008 06:59 pm at 6:59 pm |
  8. Democratic no matter who wins

    It appears to me many Hillary supporters are fake Democrats! If your candidate does not get the nominee rather than support the Dems you all would sell out to the Repubs. What is the logic in that? That way of thinking is just plain ignorant. Just like the your choice in the candidate you have already chosen. Granted all politicians lie, but your horse is the master of deceit!

    April 18, 2008 07:00 pm at 7:00 pm |
  9. Elena


    There is no way that anyone can take Obama serious as a candidate.

    How can anyone imagine he is the right person for the job when he has absolutely no experience? Are you thinking with your head? Would you put a person with no experience as a CEO and more of a supervisor role in charge of General Electric, Johnson & Johnson, or even the U.S. Government?

    What can possible compell someone to vote for him?

    Is it because of her bagage? Which one of us does not have it? Are we so perfect that nothing can be taken out of our closets?

    Her family was put through some really hard times and yet they have all survived? And what's more, her child is an intelligent, vibrant, productive adult. Is that not the type of person we want to help raise our families prosperity? Do you think that someone like Barack has a clue as to what an American really feels if he thinks that those people from small towns are really bitter"?"

    Several companies anounced over 10k more layoffs today? Are any of these related to you? If so, who do you think will fight for them? Mr Rich or Hillary who voted for the unemployment in her state to continue for an additional 6 months after September 11th?

    Oh yes, speaking of Sept. 11th? At 3am when the phone rings, I want her to answer that phone, not him.

    April 18, 2008 07:01 pm at 7:01 pm |
  10. WH

    Obama still obtained more superdelegates this week than Clinton. Keep trying to cast Hillary in that golden light, CNN, you are about to get the same reputation as ABC.

    April 18, 2008 07:02 pm at 7:02 pm |
  11. NC Girl

    Within in the past few months Senator Obama has gain a total of 77 superdelegates and Senator Clinton has lost 2... That is with the gains today

    April 18, 2008 07:02 pm at 7:02 pm |
  12. Jane MN

    The headline is really misleading: 3 MORE superdelegates for Clinton? But the fact is Obama has got 1 more sup. than Clinton this week. It's funny Clinton and her camp have been constantly complaining about media bias.

    April 18, 2008 07:03 pm at 7:03 pm |
  13. Charlotte

    Someone up above said, delegates should support the candidate that won their state? What about Kennedy, Kerry and Richardson? Hillary won their states. Guess that only applies to states Obama won?

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

    let's face it, neither Obama or Hillary will get to 2024 in pledged delegates. There's 1% difference in popular votes between the two. The race is tight, no one is winning. Let's count all the remaining votes including Michigan and Florida and then we'll talk, okay?

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

    One significant observation about Obama endorsers;they are like a swollen river come faster and ebb fastest! the real endorsers are the real delegates,who line up in rain,snow or freezing temps.Those are the people who count.Is it a wonder that the day Obama is tagging behind after the Debate,which he lost miserably.Now comes up the endorsers to divert the imminent loss Obama is facing in Pennsylvania and othe upcoming primaries.A stratergy to level things up! It is not going to work.If that is how they are going to liberate Obama when he is at the bottom,digging deeper,then God help us all.When the real delegates declare Hillary the winner,then it will not matter who endorses Obama the whinner! America watch these manouvers and categorically disband them and ignore them.the polls as usual are cooked.hillary is just where she needs to be.Keep the fight alive,we are all behind youMs.President Hillary Rodham Cinton!!!

    April 18, 2008 07:09 pm at 7:09 pm |
  16. PA Latina

    RISE HILLARY RISE.......Maya Angelou

    April 18, 2008 07:09 pm at 7:09 pm |
  17. John Smith

    Who really cares at this time:

    Hillary would need well over 50 plus more delegates and well over 50,000 plus popular votes to even think of "pulling close" to Obama.

    The facts remain, unless of course you flunked high school math, each time Hillary's numbers increase, Obama's will increase at a similar rate. Given that he is ahead in all areas, how is Hillary ever going to pull this off without "buying" the votes of the superdelagtes with her $109 million?

    Some of us hope that if Hillary pays for the votes, she will have enough money left to pay a month's rent (or mortage) for each of her active middle-low income supporters as well. Otherwise, I do not see why they are wasting so much of their time on a losing candidate!

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

    What's up with the headline? Obama gets 4 new delegates to Hillary's 3, yet her name is in the headline. Goofy.

    April 18, 2008 07:14 pm at 7:14 pm |
  19. John Smith

    If the ways these candidates are handling themselves as well as running their campaigns reflect how they will run this nation, there is reason to fear.

    Hillary plans to go back to Washigton, "fighting" rather tah working to bring people together. How will anhy solution be carried out remains unclear to some of us.

    Hillary is still controlled by individuals wo make $50 million plus. What place will the average Joe have in such a government? This stuff is scary?

    April 18, 2008 07:16 pm at 7:16 pm |
  20. paul, nyc ny

    PEOPLE PEOPLE, stop with SHE has lost, he has won rhetoric! Can't anyone see that this has charged up the democratic party more than any other race in decades and that it willl only HELP the party rather than hurt it!

    If Clinton loses her followers will migrate to Obama, the second best candidate for president. If Obama loses, well, that is up to debate whether or not his "FOLLOWERS" will have stopped crying and crying FOUL! long enough to remember they have to vote for someone.

    Difference between the two camps is that Clinton's team is made of realists who see things with wide open sight. They see her as the best of the 2 but also can see that the end result is to get a democrat in the white house. The Obama-ites, are soooooo dilusional in there messiah that they CAN ONLY SEE HIM AS THE VICTOR.

    hmmm, the world will be in utter chaos if he wins and then losess.

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

    It's about time CNN covers HER supporters.....most of the time they don't mention any of them.....

    April 18, 2008 07:22 pm at 7:22 pm |
  22. Bill

    I wonder how many superdelgates voted for the WAR and now vote for Obama?

    Does Obama now "trust" their judgement? What a joke; what a hypocrite.

    Hilary for President.

    April 18, 2008 07:23 pm at 7:23 pm |
  23. Don't Know D Frank

    D Frank,

    Take a chill pill man, you are about to implode. Hillary is losing and you're going to have to stock up on your meds to get through this. Chill, man, chill.

    Don't let the Hillmaster get to you, she's not worth it, really.

    April 18, 2008 07:23 pm at 7:23 pm |
  24. Sharon

    It's about time CNN covers HER supporters.....most of the time they don't mention any of them.....

    April 18, 2008 07:23 pm at 7:23 pm |
  25. mike

    Funny how cnn alwasy ends a positive story about Clinton with a little comment that shows how Obama has one uped her. Just more evidence of the clear bias in the liberal media.

    April 18, 2008 07:23 pm at 7:23 pm |
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