April 24th, 2008
01:10 PM ET
6 years ago

Obama picks up Oregon superdelegate

Rep. Wu is supporting Obama.
Rep. Wu is supporting Obama.

(CNN) - Oregon Rep. David Wu said Thursday he will cast his superdelegate vote for Barack Obama.

"I think we are blessed to have two strong candidates for president," Wu said in a statement released by Obama's campaign. "I am endorsing Barack Obama for president today because I believe that he is best suited to turn the page on this sorry episode in American history. He and I both had the judgment to oppose the Iraq War from the very beginning.

Wu, a five term congressman, is one of the party's nearly 800 superdelegates who will ultimately decide who gets the Democratic presidential nomination. He is the second Oregon superdelegate to endorse Obama ahead of the state's May 20 primary - Rep. Earl Blumenauer endorsed the Illinois senator earlier in the year.

Clinton also has two Oregon superdelegates in her camp - Gov. Ted Kulongoski and Rep. Darlene Hooley.


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  1. Franky

    "He and I both had the judgment to oppose the Iraq War from the very beginning."

    Ohhh yeah, the Iraq war, huh? Hmmmm, you know, since the Dems like to talk A LOT about how the economy is bad because in some part of the Iraq war, then I wonder who also is to blame??? The Dems or the Reps???? One of the biggest mysteries....

    April 24, 2008 03:15 pm at 3:15 pm |
  2. kiki

    The careful research of the vote/delegates and primary/caucus history of this campaign clearly shows that irregularities and totally undemocratic situations exist. For example, Sen Obama received 320 delegates from a total of 390,238 caucus votes. This translates in 0.0082 delegates per vote. On the other hand Clinton and Obama receive about 0.0010 delegate per primary vote. It means that every caucus vote is worth 8 times more than each primary vote. Totally unfair and non-democratic.
    Maybe the "super delegates" should should think about this and bring fairness to the process, the idea of "super delegates" is to correct for these problems, it may or not be very democratic but the caucuses are even less democratic and make no sense since a few activists dominate the "smoke filled" caucus rooms….
    CNN you never publish my contributions Why?

    April 24, 2008 03:15 pm at 3:15 pm |
  3. Kay

    Yeah!!! Welcome aboard we needed that.
    Now bring along some of your superdelegate friends.

    OBAMA 2008

    April 24, 2008 03:16 pm at 3:16 pm |
  4. Kayln

    Thank you thank you thank you

    April 24, 2008 03:16 pm at 3:16 pm |
  5. Sam

    The math is the following.
    Here you got a mad fat cat chasing a smart rat. The rat has a trajectory along the recatangular hyperbola x^{2}-y^{2}=1 and the cat along the line y=x. Plot the graph to see that these two equations does not have a solution, else "0=1", which i think Hillary believes to be true.
    This is a problem for Hillary, if she can solve it i will vote for here. You got a 30 feet oily pole. A mad monkey is trying to climb up the pole. At every hop it jumps up by 5 ft and then slips down by 3 ft. How many hops are needed to climb up.

    April 24, 2008 03:16 pm at 3:16 pm |
  6. God Bless America

    Thank you God, that your Superdelagates are hearing you !!!!!

    April 24, 2008 03:17 pm at 3:17 pm |
  7. Lucas Hart

    Oregon will obliterate Obama!

    April 24, 2008 03:17 pm at 3:17 pm |
  8. Sherylanne

    All these endorsements of superdelegates are looking for a job.

    GoBama now; boobama later when McCain wins.

    April 24, 2008 03:18 pm at 3:18 pm |
  9. RICARDO PHILLIPS OF D.C

    "I HEAR OBAMA HAS ANOTHER SUPERDELEGATE"

    HILLARY CLINTON

    April 24, 2008 03:18 pm at 3:18 pm |
  10. A.M. Saqib

    Thank you so much! One more is like many more, I guarantee it!

    Go 'Obama' go..08!

    A.M. Saqib
    Houston, Texas

    April 24, 2008 03:18 pm at 3:18 pm |
  11. Fernando

    I really hope that Clinton does not get the democratic nomination.
    Do we really want to live in a country that establishes a duel monarchy of Bushes and Clintons? Wake up people, and take a chance on changing the country that we all live in. I'm sure all of you Hilary supporters will argue that Obama does not have the experience to lead this country. I ask you, did our current president have the appropriate amount of experience for you when he led our country to war? Lets all turn a new page in this country's history, elect the first african american president and take the initial step towards diminishing all racial inequalities that continue to plague this country today.

    April 24, 2008 03:19 pm at 3:19 pm |
  12. Nikki

    Is it November yet?

    April 24, 2008 03:19 pm at 3:19 pm |
  13. bill

    excellent again some leadership. thank you.

    April 24, 2008 03:20 pm at 3:20 pm |
  14. Janet

    Obamabots–grasping at straws? Who is this man and why is he smiling? Hillary is winning –had you not heard?

    April 24, 2008 03:20 pm at 3:20 pm |
  15. hillaryskank on myspace

    WTG! Obama all the way

    And Hillary, it was a single digit win in PA and will do nothing to help you win the primary. Pack up and go home. I will be laughing at you until the day I die (and your troll Carville too)

    April 24, 2008 03:21 pm at 3:21 pm |
  16. Alice

    Many of you say that it is apparent that Hillary is exaggerating/lying when she claims to have the popular vote, or to have won PA by double digits, or to have turned things around, etc. I beg to differ.

    It may be apparent to the well-informed (which includes most of the posters on this board) that she is stretching the truth, but not to the average Joe. Joe sees fleeting headlines, like "HILLARY SAYS SHE IS AHEAD IN THE POPULAR VOTE" or "HILLARY WINS PA BY DOUBLE DIGITS" or "HILLARY RAISES $10 MILLION IN ONE DAY" - and doesn't look any further. After all, if it wasn't true, why would it be a headline? The cumulative effect is to create a sense of momentum for Hillary where none exists.

    April 24, 2008 03:21 pm at 3:21 pm |
  17. Kim

    Hey that's my congressman and for months my family, friends and I have been e-mailing and calling him to ask him to support Obama (as well as many other Oregonians). Glad to see he listens to his constituents!

    April 24, 2008 03:22 pm at 3:22 pm |
  18. Burnette

    Wo, welcome aboard. Love you man!!

    April 24, 2008 03:22 pm at 3:22 pm |
  19. RJ

    Why, on earth, does Obama continue to get (and grab) credit for "voting" against the war in Iraq? Read my lips: HE WASN'T EVEN YET IN THE SENATE IN ORDER TO TAKE THAT VOTE !!!!!!!!!!!!

    April 24, 2008 03:22 pm at 3:22 pm |
  20. RR

    NOBama.....You need to get a life! It seems you got a great deal of time on your hands....

    April 24, 2008 03:23 pm at 3:23 pm |
  21. ds

    Clinton supporters better throw in some more money and try to stop this. She needs your money now! Stop these uppity folks from destroying all that is good with America!

    April 24, 2008 03:24 pm at 3:24 pm |
  22. Sable

    Thanks David Wu.

    Yes WE Can..

    Obama 08 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    April 24, 2008 03:24 pm at 3:24 pm |
  23. Oleg, CA

    And where is our Barbara Boxer? What is she waiting for? There is only one candidate that is not guilty in Iraq war. Other two should be happy not to be in jail, let alone running for office.

    Obama 2008

    April 24, 2008 03:25 pm at 3:25 pm |
  24. Concerned Democrat

    Figures....

    Asians are always smarter.

    April 24, 2008 03:25 pm at 3:25 pm |
  25. aware

    Obama is not electable! :)

    April 24, 2008 03:25 pm at 3:25 pm |
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