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. Dan

    He looks like a chuckie doll in the photo.

    April 24, 2008 01:46 pm at 1:46 pm |
  2. Randy

    Let's get to work Oregon. Fight hard but fair.

    Randy
    PDX

    April 24, 2008 01:46 pm at 1:46 pm |
  3. Sheryl

    Obama, yes we can!!!!!

    April 24, 2008 01:47 pm at 1:47 pm |
  4. Joanne

    LOL LOL LOL

    Hillary o8

    April 24, 2008 01:47 pm at 1:47 pm |
  5. Jodie a white gal from Idaho

    Good choice, since we all know Obama will win Oregon.

    April 24, 2008 01:47 pm at 1:47 pm |
  6. I wonder

    Where what are all these endorsers going to do when Obama does not get the Presidency if he is the nominee. Obama will never beat McCain. By the time November comes around he will be toast.

    April 24, 2008 01:48 pm at 1:48 pm |
  7. SLO Bear

    Thanks. I hope that other superdelegates show similar courage asap.

    April 24, 2008 01:48 pm at 1:48 pm |
  8. Mat

    Who Hoo –

    Keep those Super Delegates coming!!

    April 24, 2008 01:49 pm at 1:49 pm |
  9. Scott C

    Another for Obama.

    he loses Penn.... gains three Superdelegates and 42 supporters who did support Edwards.

    A fantastic week for him.

    The 9 point Penn. loss doesn't affect the campaign at all.

    She can't win.

    April 24, 2008 01:50 pm at 1:50 pm |
  10. Hillary supporter

    Yes, but Hill has the GOVERNOR!

    April 24, 2008 01:50 pm at 1:50 pm |
  11. Chrishton (Houston)

    Thanks sooo much Mr. Wu Obama '08, we're still going to win this thing people don't give up on our guy!!!!!!!!!!!

    April 24, 2008 01:50 pm at 1:50 pm |
  12. Jennifer

    By the way, Obama doesn't need to BUY PEOPLE. That is a job best had by the Clintons.

    April 24, 2008 01:50 pm at 1:50 pm |
  13. RICARDO PHILLIPS OF D.C

    C-COLLECTIVE
    L-LIARS
    I-INDEED
    N-NEED
    T-TOUGH
    O-OBAMA
    N-NATION
    S-SUPPORTERS

    April 24, 2008 01:50 pm at 1:50 pm |
  14. Quinn - PA

    Another SD signing on for the suicide mission in November.

    Oops! Meant to say martyr.

    April 24, 2008 01:50 pm at 1:50 pm |
  15. Louise from ohio

    Who cares for Wu's endorsement. Oh God that Rhymed!

    Gi Hillary!

    April 24, 2008 01:51 pm at 1:51 pm |
  16. kim nyc

    OBAMA 08!!!!! Don't be afraid.

    April 24, 2008 01:51 pm at 1:51 pm |
  17. pamsiri

    Disappointed

    April 24, 2008 01:51 pm at 1:51 pm |
  18. hrp

    Keep them coming! Hope Clinton's doing the math with super delegates better than she's doing the math on popular vote.

    April 24, 2008 01:51 pm at 1:51 pm |
  19. Felly

    Amen. A wise congressman with good judgement.

    Obama'08

    April 24, 2008 01:52 pm at 1:52 pm |
  20. Dingiria

    When is Chelsea Clinton going to run for the whitehouse ? iam sure she does not want to be the odd out in the family.

    April 24, 2008 01:52 pm at 1:52 pm |
  21. Please

    Why for every thing that goes in Obama favor, CNN have a rebut about Clinton. Is CNN and it's Blog working for Clinton or the Country as a whole?

    April 24, 2008 01:52 pm at 1:52 pm |
  22. Lisa

    Way to go. Keep brushing your shoulders off!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    April 24, 2008 01:52 pm at 1:52 pm |
  23. cala

    I guess Clinton's "big" win is not big enough.

    April 24, 2008 01:53 pm at 1:53 pm |
  24. Alice

    ahhh... the trickle continues ....

    very smart, Barack :)

    April 24, 2008 01:53 pm at 1:53 pm |
  25. Jan

    Hill has the Governor. It trumped the senator in Philly.

    April 24, 2008 01:53 pm at 1:53 pm |
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