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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soundoff (400 Responses)
  1. Pat

    Here whe go again! Superdelegates who make good use of their brain alwalys back Sen. OBAMA.
    There is more and more to come... clintons, wait and see!!!!

    April 24, 2008 01:33 pm at 1:33 pm |
  2. gerald strother

    DO THE MATH NO WAY FOR CLINTON TO WIN. Gallup Daily: Democratic Gap Narrows, Obama Stays Ahead NEW April 24, 2008
    Gallup Poll Daily tracking shows a narrowing of the gap in Democratic nomination preferences between Barack Obama (49%) and Hillary Clinton (44%), with Obama maintaining an advantage in the first results to include some post-Pennsylvania primary interviewing.

    April 24, 2008 01:33 pm at 1:33 pm |
  3. Young & Educated for Obama

    YES WE CAN!!!!
    5 Term sounds like an Experienced man to me and he can see the Strength and Dignity in Sen. Obama!
    He sees that if you are 'bought' by the special interest and lobbyist you have NO control because you are being controlled ($800,000.00)
    Hint hint sounds like Hillary did not oppose the war!

    April 24, 2008 01:34 pm at 1:34 pm |
  4. L.Bowie

    I am glad to see more superdelegates making their choice whether it is for Obama or Clinton.

    OBAMA 08

    April 24, 2008 01:34 pm at 1:34 pm |
  5. Tamika

    yes.

    April 24, 2008 01:34 pm at 1:34 pm |
  6. God bless you, Rep. Wu

    Thank you for standing up for a new direction for America.

    April 24, 2008 01:34 pm at 1:34 pm |
  7. proud army and navy mom

    GOOD JOB. I LIKE THIS MAN

    April 24, 2008 01:35 pm at 1:35 pm |
  8. greenfun

    Shouldn't the superdelegates wait and see how there state is going to vote?

    April 24, 2008 01:35 pm at 1:35 pm |
  9. trashlady

    Drip. drip. drip!

    April 24, 2008 01:35 pm at 1:35 pm |
  10. Bushwacked

    Way to go, Wu! Oregon is definitely an Obama state. Can't wait 'til we can vote. Soon!

    DEMOCRATS UNITE IN NOVEMBER!!

    Eugene, OR

    April 24, 2008 01:35 pm at 1:35 pm |
  11. Sue F

    Thank you, now I hope many other's get off the fence and support Obama and end this mess so we can get on with the General.

    April 24, 2008 01:36 pm at 1:36 pm |
  12. jw, canadian,ok

    Who Woo?

    April 24, 2008 01:36 pm at 1:36 pm |
  13. Jack in ND

    3 of 4 superdelegates to commit post-Pennsylvania have gone to Obama.

    In other words, Pennsylvania hasn't changed the dynamics of the race at all.

    April 24, 2008 01:36 pm at 1:36 pm |
  14. Florida For Obama

    Keep'em coming ASAP! Lets get this thing over with and get this dellusional lady out of the game. She has hit rock bottom already, no need for more BS.

    April 24, 2008 01:36 pm at 1:36 pm |
  15. Barack the Vote in RI

    .....and many more will follow. At last, the superdelegates are stepping up. Let's FINALLY send this lying, cheating, manipulative, desperate "woman" back to AR/DC/NY/PA or where ever she claims she's from this week. Haven't we had enough.

    April 24, 2008 01:37 pm at 1:37 pm |
  16. uc

    I just want to clearify that MSnbc morning Jeo and co Jeo's are just election gossipers who, have no work than to sit on the couch and try to witch obama.

    I dont like them

    April 24, 2008 01:37 pm at 1:37 pm |
  17. Michael Lorton, Virginia

    A penny here.....a penny there........and in the end you will have a significant amount of delegates.........it is almost like the political delegates are "sliently sneaking away" slowly to support Obama.

    April 24, 2008 01:37 pm at 1:37 pm |
  18. Matt

    Thats 3 new superdelegates for Obama to 1 new superdelagate for Hillary since the PA primary. Doesn't look like the tide is turning in your favor Hillary.

    April 24, 2008 01:37 pm at 1:37 pm |
  19. Jack in ND

    At this rate he'll have made up the net delegate loss from PA before May 6 even arrives.

    April 24, 2008 01:38 pm at 1:38 pm |
  20. Tony Z- MD

    That makes 5 Super Delegates since the primary.

    Gov. of OK., 3 Congressman in NC and one in Oregon. Not to mention one last week in IN.

    The tide is turning. The coalition is building.

    Obama/Sebelius '08

    April 24, 2008 01:38 pm at 1:38 pm |
  21. Lee WV

    Oh Clintonites ,another one bites the dust.....

    April 24, 2008 01:38 pm at 1:38 pm |
  22. ART in TX

    Supers are realizing....it's fatal to go against the will of the people.

    April 24, 2008 01:39 pm at 1:39 pm |
  23. woody

    stay strong Obama!

    April 24, 2008 01:39 pm at 1:39 pm |
  24. Antoinette

    That is great

    Another on the team!!!!!

    April 24, 2008 01:39 pm at 1:39 pm |
  25. mama4obama

    welcome to the winners circle of change.

    April 24, 2008 01:41 pm at 1:41 pm |
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