April 24th, 2008
01:10 PM ET
7 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. Joe from OR

    Thank you Sir. You're showing good judgment.

    April 24, 2008 01:41 pm at 1:41 pm |
  2. Biggie Smalls

    And another one.
    Uhh, what, what?

    April 24, 2008 01:41 pm at 1:41 pm |
  3. Annamica, OH

    OK people this is how it's done:

    Congratulations Sen. Obama on your SD endorsement. Good luck in NC. Now please stop hating on an equally viable candidate half of democratic America supports. Thanks.

    April 24, 2008 01:41 pm at 1:41 pm |
  4. Montana is Obama Country

    Thank -Wu............ ;)

    Yes... We... Can...

    April 24, 2008 01:41 pm at 1:41 pm |
  5. Woman for Obama in OKC

    Welcome...we look forward to serving you well

    April 24, 2008 01:42 pm at 1:42 pm |
  6. James, IN

    God Bless America. Yes we can!!!

    April 24, 2008 01:42 pm at 1:42 pm |
  7. mama4obama

    HEY BILLY!!!!

    Its not Obama that has been selling out this country for the past 16 years....it is BillyBob and his Crone.

    Get it straight man.

    April 24, 2008 01:42 pm at 1:42 pm |
  8. carl

    Clinton just gave herself michigan and florida, the superdelegates have determined that she have lost her silly mind.

    April 24, 2008 01:42 pm at 1:42 pm |
  9. Peter

    Brady from PA also has said he will endorse Obama, he just need to find the place and time. This means FOUR for Obama after PA, and only one for Hillary. They are NOT buying her bogus popular vote BS!

    April 24, 2008 01:42 pm at 1:42 pm |
  10. Sam

    another, and another, here they come.

    Obama 08'

    April 24, 2008 01:42 pm at 1:42 pm |
  11. too late

    When Obama brushed Hillary Clinton off his shoulders, he also brushed off 14 Million of her supporters.

    We won't be coming back.

    All the superdelegates can not change the minds of the silent majority who will speak in NOV if the nomination is given to Obama.

    April 24, 2008 01:42 pm at 1:42 pm |
  12. Obama for President

    YeSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!

    April 24, 2008 01:42 pm at 1:42 pm |
  13. Nikole

    NY--Endorsements most certainly DO matter when they are superdelegates. This is a race for delegates......and Obama is winning this race.

    April 24, 2008 01:43 pm at 1:43 pm |
  14. Barack the Vote in RI

    to Jim, Indiana:

    don't hate – congratulate!

    April 24, 2008 01:43 pm at 1:43 pm |
  15. Kathy Y

    Tick, tick, tick...

    Promise us you'll get out Hillary when you lose both NC and IN. Save the party!

    April 24, 2008 01:43 pm at 1:43 pm |
  16. Chuck

    It pleases me that the congressman from my state, the one that represents my district, actually listened to his voters. Oregon by the way, regardless of Clintons efforts here will vote Obama. Regardless of any polls that may come in, the people here in my district have made their voice very clear by a margin of +19 in favor of Obama.

    April 24, 2008 01:44 pm at 1:44 pm |
  17. Another Typical White Woman

    He can not win in November.

    April 24, 2008 01:44 pm at 1:44 pm |
  18. georgia

    Another honest, courageous & unselfish soul !!! Yes We Can.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    April 24, 2008 01:44 pm at 1:44 pm |
  19. Charlotte

    I figured all you rich Obama-bots would be over on ebay bidding on Obamas' half eaten waffle. LMAO Hillary also has 2 Orgonians on her side.

    April 24, 2008 01:45 pm at 1:45 pm |
  20. Look byond

    Welcome aboard.
    You made a wise choice, and you will not be dissapointed.
    The change we all can see from Obama is worth two in the bush.

    April 24, 2008 01:45 pm at 1:45 pm |
  21. Lynda

    This is a smart move by another superdelegate!

    It's a good thing that he his not counting the popular vote in the same manner as Hillary.

    Boy she lies, and now she is trying to put her
    "Voo-Doo" math on the front pages.

    April 24, 2008 01:45 pm at 1:45 pm |
  22. Proud American

    Here is a thought for all the Clinton followers "If she can not keep up with an (up until now) unknown "Black" candidate, what chance does she have against McCain. Just food for thought.

    April 24, 2008 01:45 pm at 1:45 pm |
  23. Goodnews obama

    welcome to the movement Mr Wu.

    April 24, 2008 01:45 pm at 1:45 pm |
  24. Alfredo

    Woo to you, you won't win this time.

    April 24, 2008 01:45 pm at 1:45 pm |
  25. Bright

    That was brilliant "RICARDO PHILLIPS OF D.C"
    Love how you outline C H A N G E.

    April 24, 2008 01:46 pm at 1:46 pm |
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