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. jaci in oregon

    yaaaaaaayyyyyy, oregon!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    obama will crush hillary here; well, in the portland area, not so sure about some of our very RED rural areas. but even they have to see now how badly the repubs have messed up their lives and livelihoods.

    a vote for a repub is a vote against american citizens!!!

    April 24, 2008 02:01 pm at 2:01 pm |
  2. Boomer

    Does this mean Obama has won? Does it? Huh? Huh??

    April 24, 2008 02:01 pm at 2:01 pm |
  3. Dave in NJ

    Way to go Wu. More supers should be as brave, instead of being intimidated by the Clintons. As for Billy, your comment was sad, perhaps Hillary can use it in her attack of the superdelegates that have steadily been joining team Obama, since Tues. of this week. That is after she won PA. WOW They are politically smart, they will join the team now in droves.

    April 24, 2008 02:01 pm at 2:01 pm |
  4. ROB HUNTER

    They won't take this away from us. There will be No voting irregularieties when it comes to the superdelegates. No machines to breakdown like they did in Philly. No voters to turn away. Hillary can't run and she can't hide. The funny business is about to be shut DOWN!!!!!!

    OBAMA 08 – 12

    April 24, 2008 02:02 pm at 2:02 pm |
  5. D in NM

    BOO to Mr. WU; short statured and short sighted. Is he not watching the news and does he not see that OBAMA voted to allow Oregon's land to be "pilaged" by the oil and gas industry? Mr. Wu is unifocused with just the war on his mind; what about the economy, the national security, the environment, green jobs, healthcare and education. Thats what is so wrong with these superdelegates for Obama; they are mezmerized and not living in American reality! McCain and the epubs are creating all types of Willie Horton style smear ads on Obama . McCain and the repubmachine will Crush Obama..
    also, can we say the word"sexist!!!, Mr Wu??...

    April 24, 2008 02:02 pm at 2:02 pm |
  6. Dale Wise

    >>quote: Billy April 24th, 2008 1:30 pm ET
    >>Does he think Obama will outsourse more to China?

    Wow, what a surprise – blatant racism coming through in Clinton supporters' statements. Who would have known?

    April 24, 2008 02:02 pm at 2:02 pm |
  7. John, London, England

    Great news! Now, come on, all the other superdelegates: for the good of your party, the US and the world, get off the fence and back the winner There is no point in holding out in the hope of favors from a Clinton administration – it just isn't going to happen!

    April 24, 2008 02:02 pm at 2:02 pm |
  8. MM/FL

    Billy,
    I think you are confused. Let me help you!
    Rep. Wu endorsed Obama, not Hillary!!!!!!!!!!

    April 24, 2008 02:03 pm at 2:03 pm |
  9. Bridgette

    If she is not counting caucus states just say she is the nominee she has down played every state he has won. What is the like 30+ states and the people in those states they are just going to what say oh its okay that you said we didn't matter we will vote for you. Even the states that he has lost he has always been gracious and thanked the people who has supported them their.

    She is a nasty person and right now even if some of the states that she has won he is ahead of her in the polls now. Because the more she stays in this race she is showing her true self and her true colors. And you know what it is not pretty.

    April 24, 2008 02:03 pm at 2:03 pm |
  10. D in NM

    Lets see Obama's popular vote when voters stay home in November..
    All Aboard!!

    April 24, 2008 02:03 pm at 2:03 pm |
  11. sandy

    I don't know how anyone can say CNN is favoring Obama when I see a plea from Hillary for money as soon as you log on to this CNN political page. Whats up with that? Did she pay for it or are you in her debt also. I thought she was out of money, or is that more of her lies.

    April 24, 2008 02:03 pm at 2:03 pm |
  12. JM

    I prefer Hillary but I also want a democrat president, I don't think that Obama will win against McCain. The sad part about Obama winning beating Clinton , is that once Obama loses against McCain, theres is no going back......

    April 24, 2008 02:03 pm at 2:03 pm |
  13. Ron

    PERSONALLY I HOPE THAT EIGHTER CLINTON OR THE REPUBLICAN PARTY ENLIGHTEN THE PEOPLE OF THE USA. REGARDING OBAMA. THE FACT THAT HE IS GOOD SPEAKER AND CAN CAPTIVATE AN AUDIANCE DOES NOT IMPRESS ME MUCH. THERE HAVE BEEN PEOPLE IN THE PAST THAT HAVE UNFORTUNATLY DONE THE SAME AND THE WORLD SUFFERED FOR IT. QUESTIONS NEED TO BE ANSWERED ABOUT SEN. OBAMA NOW, NOT WHEN IT'S TO LATE. HIS FIRST FUND RAISER WAS GIVEN BY A MAN WHO 'S ORGANISATION TOOK CREDIT FOR BOMBING HIS OWN COUNTRY AND HE WAS QUOTED AS SAYING HE WISHED THEY'D DONE MORE. HE IS INDEPTED TO SYRIAN BORN AND RAISED TONY REZKO RE HIS HOUSE DEAL A MAN CHARGED WITH AMONGS OTHER THINGS MONEY LAUDERING.( I'D CHECK HIS CAMAIGN CONTRIBUTIONS) THROW IN REV WRIGHT AND FARRAKAN AND YOU HAVE TO WONDER IS THIS JUST COINSIDENCE OR A PATERN. HOW DOES A REASONABLY INTELIGENT PERSON MIGRATE TO THESE TYPE OF PEOPLE

    April 24, 2008 02:03 pm at 2:03 pm |
  14. Roger B from Portland, OR

    Go Wu! You the man!

    April 24, 2008 02:04 pm at 2:04 pm |
  15. Bring it on

    WARNING Hilary there is a SUNAMI coming you might want to run to the hills.

    April 24, 2008 02:04 pm at 2:04 pm |
  16. jaci in oregon

    BILLY, you have your candidates mixed up. obama is the brown gentleman who wants the jobs BACK IN america. the old white guy is the one who will continue supporting his big-business buddies by outsourcing jobs... the white-collar workers are next, and it's already starting!

    April 24, 2008 02:04 pm at 2:04 pm |
  17. Seth (FL)

    Excellent!

    Now, if only older white voters could just come to terms with a black man in office, Obama could actually deliver that knockout punch.

    As long as we have white people afraid to vote for a black man (and afraid to admit their racial bias in exit polling), it will be a much tougher summer for Obama than it ought to be.

    By the way, I am white, without a college education, and am not affluent. I still support Obama because he represents CHANGE. I'll take sound judgment and the ability to unite over political experience ANY DAY.

    OBAMA 2008

    April 24, 2008 02:04 pm at 2:04 pm |
  18. Corey

    Billy, If he wanted more product to be outsourced to China, then he would've chose Hillary....Have you seen her husband's track record?

    April 24, 2008 02:04 pm at 2:04 pm |
  19. Vince - Phoenix

    Billy.......

    your comment wasn't funny the first time.

    The second time it was just stupid. (can you say Hsu)???

    you probably don't care to even know who he is.......

    April 24, 2008 02:04 pm at 2:04 pm |
  20. kate, NM

    Good for Obama. I'm not surprised because elected officials will look for their job security only not the future of this country. I'm also convinced that Obama is the nominee and McCain is the president. 4 more years of GOP!

    April 24, 2008 02:04 pm at 2:04 pm |
  21. Ben

    Super Delegates who know how to add are voting for Obama to end this never ending campaign. It's time to stop letting McCain have a free ride.

    Obama 08

    April 24, 2008 02:05 pm at 2:05 pm |
  22. Bubba

    Odd picture – Rep. Wu seems to have a giant head. Don't you have something better on file?

    April 24, 2008 02:05 pm at 2:05 pm |
  23. W PA

    Clinton and her campain are in denial...no other explanation... if the shoe was on the other foot, she would have made sure Obama was out after the 11 straight wins. As for the endorsements, they say it does nothing however, the delegates are in his camp and that's what counts...

    April 24, 2008 02:05 pm at 2:05 pm |
  24. Wayne

    I ran the calculation using CNNs very own numbers. Hillary got 54.6% of the vote and Obama got 45.3%..the difference is 9.3%. The TRUTH is Hillary got a single digit victory. 6 weeks ago BEFORE J. Wright and Bitter gate she was up by 20%. Obama winds up losing by just 9% and CNN and Clinton are spinning it into some sort of monumental victory. I knew she would do this. She is dishonest but it doesnt change the fact that Obama will be the nominee.

    I noticed John King wanted to make it seem like Obama only gets black votes. Not true. If he only got black votes he would get no more than 8% of the vote. THe truth is under 50 you vote Obama..over 50, Clinton. Its a generational, not racial divide.

    April 24, 2008 02:06 pm at 2:06 pm |
  25. Marc

    Great to hear you opposed the war, Wu. . .now, why don't you ask your boy why he did nothing to stop it once he was in the Senate. Oh, that's right, he was busy running for president. What a guy.

    April 24, 2008 02:06 pm at 2:06 pm |
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