April 23rd, 2008
05:00 PM ET
7 years ago

Obama camp announces another superdelegate

Audra Ostergard, Associate Chair of the Nebraska Democratic Party and member of the Democratic National Committee, announced Tuesday she is backing Barack Obama.

Ostergard is a Democratic superdelegate - one of the more than 700 party officials who will determine the Democratic nominee.

Earlier: Oklahoma governor backs Obama


Filed under: Candidate Barack Obama
soundoff (311 Responses)
  1. Jon in Atlanta

    Watch how much loot Obama gets after that email today. This will be lawl worthy.

    April 23, 2008 05:59 pm at 5:59 pm |
  2. Ivey League

    292... and counting.... DOWN!

    It's time to settle down and back this brilliant candidate and his "well run" campaign.

    Take it from this Conservative Obamacan!

    April 23, 2008 06:00 pm at 6:00 pm |
  3. Jim in California

    A very good sign – remaining superdelegates are slowly beginning to step out for Obama!

    Despite all the hoopla and pundits' spins, superdelegates realize the Pennsylvania primary vote (a 9.4% margin for Clinton) did little to advance Clinton's prospects or change the campaign outcome.

    Did anyone notice Obama's insightful comments on his need to expand his appeal to senior voters? I admire his intelligence: he understands problems, looks at all issues, and implements solutions! This shows his true leadership skills.

    April 23, 2008 06:01 pm at 6:01 pm |
  4. Abina

    The train is going!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    April 23, 2008 06:01 pm at 6:01 pm |
  5. real talk tee

    Thank you Audra for your endorsement, they just keep coming and coming. A 9.4% win for Hillary still does not catch you up to Obama and he will be our next President.

    April 23, 2008 06:02 pm at 6:02 pm |
  6. Daniel

    Yes we can !!! That's two already today. If we can get the remaining super D's to make up their minds earlier than wait, then we can save the party and our Norminee. Please Super D's make up your mind. Whoever you want to endorse, just come out and proclaim it. Just make up your mind please.

    Daniel, Denver

    April 23, 2008 06:03 pm at 6:03 pm |
  7. Ivey League

    CNN,

    Why is there no coverage about the 49 supporters from John Edwards' campaign who now support OBAMA....

    OB 08

    April 23, 2008 06:03 pm at 6:03 pm |
  8. duane D

    Even after her win in Pennsavianina 2 Super delegates have endorsed Obama!!!! Hillary you might be able to fool the OLD and uneducated but NOT the majority of the american people....You have two weeks left in this race....enjoy your win while it last...

    Independent

    April 23, 2008 06:03 pm at 6:03 pm |
  9. sheila thornton

    hillary is not telling the truth. she started the negative comments. why

    would anybody want a liar in the whitehouse. we presently have one.
    experience is not a factor in this campaign..look at bush experience he have experience and look at the country. it is a total mess that is what experience does for the country.

    April 23, 2008 06:03 pm at 6:03 pm |
  10. A.M. Saqib

    Way to go Senator and our next president on United States 'Barak Obama'.

    We salute your integrity, honesty, fairness, civility, and remarkable spirirt of being a true 'American Hero', whose mission is to unite all Americans, the one who says; "There in no white America, there is no Black America, there is no Hispanic America....." there is only one America "United States of America".

    A.M. Saqib
    Houston, Texas

    April 23, 2008 06:04 pm at 6:04 pm |
  11. Farrell, Houston, Tx

    WHAT YOU NEED TO BE ASKING YOURSELF ABOUT HILLARY, WHO AND WHAT HAS SHE PROMISED TO SPECIAL INTEREST GROUP FOR THEIR SUPPORT IF SHE WINS THE WHITE HOUSE. WE MAY NOT KNOW UNTIL IT'S TOO LATE. HILLARY IS A LONGTIME WASHINGTON INSIDER AND THERE'S ALWAYS A PAYBACK. THINK ABOUT WHAT YOUR EXPECTED INTERESTS ARE BEFORE YOU VOTE.

    April 23, 2008 06:04 pm at 6:04 pm |
  12. Lisa

    Exactly Eric (Gettysburg, PA)!!!! I am going to donate again to Barack Obama today! It is absolutely amazing to read all the comments by the Hillary supporters and watch 1 million people in PA vote for her BUT yet her campaign is still BROKE compared to the Obama campaign. I mean her supporters who are financially stable aren't giving any money but they're on the CNN website posting comments. LOL! That's okay.. she can reach into her pockets and pull out some of that 109 million that she's made over the last 7 years. Hell...Maybe that's why y'all are not donating!

    April 23, 2008 06:04 pm at 6:04 pm |
  13. Wayne, Greenville TX

    I think as the days go by, more and more people will realize that Barack Obama is far more electable than Hillary Clinton, and the one to beat Gramps McCain.

    April 23, 2008 06:04 pm at 6:04 pm |
  14. Tory

    Obama may not have as much time in Washington as Clinton, but I can guarantee one thing. He doesn't have a hidden agenda. I fell as though his heart is comletely in what he does, and also says. The only way HRC can win is if the superdelegates give her the win. Now who's acting more like "Dubya"!!!!! Anything to win right...LOL!!

    OBAMA 08

    April 23, 2008 06:06 pm at 6:06 pm |
  15. lynette

    The inevitable "slow trickle" to shut it down fast. Her reasons for choosing Obama should be listed here, they are insightful and should be in CNN's article, why aren't they?

    April 23, 2008 06:06 pm at 6:06 pm |
  16. k

    yes bozzzzzzzzz

    April 23, 2008 06:06 pm at 6:06 pm |
  17. Bert, OK

    Thank you Mrs. Ostergard. I think that as more superdelegates start the
    ball rolling, the rest will have the courage to follow. After all, they were
    chosen to be leaders.

    Yes We Can.

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

    Whoooopeee!! The "trickle" continues!

    April 23, 2008 06:06 pm at 6:06 pm |
  19. christi

    Thank god some people can still see clearly that he is a man of great ideas, inspiration and integrity.

    Real change isn't going to come easy!!!!!! People will toss the kitchen sink at you to oppose it. so true, so true.

    I for one, and so sick and tired of corrupt politics and the spin doctors and the lobbyists!!!!!!!

    April 23, 2008 06:06 pm at 6:06 pm |
  20. jl

    CONGRATS!

    April 23, 2008 06:07 pm at 6:07 pm |
  21. shelly

    YES YES YES!!! I superdelegate everyday til June 3rd and 2024 will make Senator Obama, Nominee Obama, Presidnet Obama

    April 23, 2008 06:07 pm at 6:07 pm |
  22. The Dude

    I also donated for the first time today to Obama's campaign.

    ANYONE BUT MCCAIN '08!

    April 23, 2008 06:07 pm at 6:07 pm |
  23. gary

    GET OVER IT ERIC. ONE OR TWO S.D. WONT COMPARE TO THE END ,WHEN ALL GO TO HRC. YOU THINK THEY DONT KNOW THAT O.B. ISNT LEADERSHIP MATERIAL. O.B. WOULD ONLY MAKE A GOOD PREACHER. HE BETTER STAY WORKING WITH THE CHURCHES. THATS HIS ONLY TRACKRECORD. YOUR JUST A CLINTON HATER AND A LOST MINDED YOUTH. FOLLOW YOUR PIED PIPER O.B. ,HE WILL TAKE YOU TO HIS WORLD OF HOPES AND DREAMS. HE HAS ALREADY BROUGHT CHANGES. HATE, RACIST AND DIVISION. GO HRC

    April 23, 2008 06:07 pm at 6:07 pm |
  24. Lisa

    This is a Big one !

    Congrats Obama

    April 23, 2008 06:07 pm at 6:07 pm |
  25. Dan , TX

    Since Feb 5. I think we can see Obama and Clinton have their strengths. But Clinton does not really seem to have any momentum.
    Now if she wins NC and IN, Obama may have a problem.

    PA Clinton +9.4%
    MS Obama +24.5%
    WY Obama +23.6%
    TX Clinton +3.5% (primary)
    TX Obama +10% (caucus of 1.1 Million voters – not in vote totals)
    OH Clinton +10.4%
    RI Clinton +18.0%
    VT Obama +20.7%
    Democrats abroad Obama +33.3%
    WI Obama +17.3%
    HI Obama +52.4%
    VA Obama +28.2%
    MD Obama +24.9%
    DC Obama +51.5%
    LA Obama +21.8%
    NE Obama +35.4%
    Virgin Islands Obama +82.3%

    April 23, 2008 06:08 pm at 6:08 pm |
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