April 23rd, 2008
03:22 PM ET
6 years ago

Oklahoma governor backs Obama

 Henry is backing Obama.
Henry is backing Obama.

(CNN) – Oklahoma Gov. Brad Henry endorsed Barack Obama's White House bid Wednesday.

"Senator Obama is uniquely positioned to unite our nation and move beyond the divisiveness and partisan skirmishes that too often characterize politics as usual in Washington,” Henry told The Oklahoman.

Henry, currently serving his second term, had said he did not plan to endorse until the party's convention in late August.

Hillary Clinton won Oklahoma on February 5 with 55 percent of the vote.

Henry is one of the party's 720 superdelegates who will ultimately decide the party's nominee. About 300 remain undecided. (Related: Clinton picks up superdelegate)

Check out CNN's latest delegate estimates here


Filed under: Candidate Barack Obama
soundoff (262 Responses)
  1. lostin ohio

    lets see how the hillbillies are going to spin this.

    April 23, 2008 10:06 am at 10:06 am |
  2. CINDY

    so he is voting against who won his state....???? very interesting.

    April 23, 2008 10:07 am at 10:07 am |
  3. Festus, Montana

    . . . I wonder what story Hillary is going to make up to try and fool
    Oklahoma voters? Bill was a midnight cowboy?

    Obama 08.

    April 23, 2008 10:08 am at 10:08 am |
  4. proud army and navy mom

    thank you, gov henry welcome aboard

    April 23, 2008 10:08 am at 10:08 am |
  5. FEDUP

    What happen to supporting the will of the people in their states?

    April 23, 2008 10:09 am at 10:09 am |
  6. Levae

    Thank you.

    April 23, 2008 10:10 am at 10:10 am |
  7. MD

    What have the Clintons done while Bill was in office, that none of the respectable Democratic Party insiders back Hillary?

    April 23, 2008 10:10 am at 10:10 am |
  8. Obama is a GODSEND

    Hopefully The Super Delegates can SHUT HILLARY'S pie hole! She thinks her liitle win in PA is going to matter in the end! Hell to the no!

    April 23, 2008 10:10 am at 10:10 am |
  9. Herman LA, CA

    Thank you Gov. Brad for taking the high road this country needs it right about now. We have been torn down enough.

    Obama 08!!!

    April 23, 2008 10:10 am at 10:10 am |
  10. R. T.

    Alaska
    Idaho
    Utah
    Wyoming
    North Dakota
    South Dakota
    Nebraska
    Kansas
    Louisiana
    Mississippi
    Alabama
    Georgia
    South Carolina
    --------
    All states Obama won to securehi lead that the Republicans win in a general election no matter what. Bank on it.

    Ohio
    PA
    Florida
    -------–
    Swing states that Democrats MUST win 2 out of 3 of in the general election to have a shot at the White House... Also states Obama has proven he can't win come November.

    Be careful what you wish for, kids. This guy is winning the nomination on smoke and mirrors (causcuses in red states) and has no chance come November.

    April 23, 2008 10:10 am at 10:10 am |
  11. Marine

    Tyupical Democrat – wishy washy.

    April 23, 2008 10:10 am at 10:10 am |
  12. Peter

    Obama kept getting endorsements, but that's not helping him winning the recent big primaries. What's wrong with his campaign?

    April 23, 2008 10:10 am at 10:10 am |
  13. Chris from VA

    Oklahoma Democrats voted for Hillary. Way to represent the wishes of your state, Governor.

    April 23, 2008 10:10 am at 10:10 am |
  14. Veterans For Obama

    we need more Supers to come out and send Hillary a clear message!

    April 23, 2008 10:10 am at 10:10 am |
  15. Cynthia

    Good for Senator Obama receiving another delegate endorsement. I'm sure there will be more to come out over time for Senator Obama. They understand the math.

    April 23, 2008 10:10 am at 10:10 am |
  16. After further review,Texas

    He smells the big money to be made with the interstate 35 deal.10 lane highway from Canada to Mexico.

    April 23, 2008 10:11 am at 10:11 am |
  17. Obama in 08, 12

    This "winA" in PA was too little too late for Huckabee, I mean Hillary. The superdelegates will put the final nail in her coffin!

    April 23, 2008 10:12 am at 10:12 am |
  18. Debby

    She wins the state and he backs Obama what a schmuck. Well a state in NE that houses Kerry and Kennedy is up 15 for McCain if Obama is the nominee. I guess what goes around comes around. LOL

    April 23, 2008 10:12 am at 10:12 am |
  19. Obama will be President

    The Super Delegates need to VOTE NOW!

    April 23, 2008 10:12 am at 10:12 am |
  20. Ralph clinton

    Superdelegates please help close this thing before Hillary and Bill distroy the democratic party.

    April 23, 2008 10:12 am at 10:12 am |
  21. SNOBama

    So... a Super Delegate can/should go againts the popular vote????

    Sounds like a good argument for Clinton later down the road!

    April 23, 2008 10:13 am at 10:13 am |
  22. KIRBY

    THANKS! GOOD CHOICE
    OBAMA WILL WIN INDIANA AND NORTH CAROLINA

    GO OBAMA !!!

    April 23, 2008 10:13 am at 10:13 am |
  23. twister49 - oklahoma

    Why Brad Henry–When we (Okalhomans) voted for Hillary?

    April 23, 2008 10:13 am at 10:13 am |
  24. Jim, Indiana

    Self interests most certainly, like some of the others who have gone against their constituents.

    April 23, 2008 10:14 am at 10:14 am |
  25. Rose

    Here you go Hillary....talk about "RED" status turning to Obama while you need Republican's help to win "BLUE" states..:)

    April 23, 2008 10:14 am at 10:14 am |
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