April 28th, 2008
03:30 PM ET
7 years ago

Obama picks up superdelegate

Bingaman endorsed Obama Monday.
Bingaman endorsed Obama Monday.

(CNN) - New Mexico Sen. Jeff Bingaman announced Monday he'll cast his crucial superdelegate vote for Barack Obama.

“To make progress, we must rise above the partisanship and the issues that divide us to find common ground. We must move the country in a dramatically new direction," Bingaman said in a statement released by the Obama campaign. “I strongly believe Barack Obama is best positioned to lead the nation in that new direction.”

Bingaman is one of the party's nearly 800 superdelegates who will decide which candidate wins the Democratic nomination. Clinton's current superdelegate lead over Obama is now just over 20, though more than 300 have yet to announce who they will support.


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soundoff (296 Responses)
  1. Adam in INdy

    Fool.

    April 28, 2008 04:08 pm at 4:08 pm |
  2. Starr Dittmann WA

    There you go! Another good decision! Smart move!

    April 28, 2008 04:09 pm at 4:09 pm |
  3. Brian

    Add another SuperDelegate. That is his 5th in 7 Days since the PA Primary.

    In 1 week, he has already erased 1/2 of the delegates Clinton gained in PA.

    Obama 08

    April 28, 2008 04:09 pm at 4:09 pm |
  4. mcWar

    ==slowly , but surely, more people are going to joint in.

    obama 2008

    April 28, 2008 04:09 pm at 4:09 pm |
  5. Ken @ Charlotte

    While this is news it's no surprise.

    April 28, 2008 04:10 pm at 4:10 pm |
  6. Sharon Minnesota

    One more mistake. That will all change in August.

    April 28, 2008 04:10 pm at 4:10 pm |
  7. Brian

    Add another SuperDelegate. That is his 5th in 7 Days since the PA Primary.

    In 1 week, he has already erased 1/2 of the delegates Clinton gained in PA.

    THE TIDE IS TURNING : )

    Obama 08

    April 28, 2008 04:10 pm at 4:10 pm |
  8. Cammi317

    Tick, tick, tick.......

    April 28, 2008 04:10 pm at 4:10 pm |
  9. Ron L

    And another Superdelegate is looking to the Future instead of living in the Past!!!

    April 28, 2008 04:10 pm at 4:10 pm |
  10. sweetinspiration

    Go Obama!

    April 28, 2008 04:11 pm at 4:11 pm |
  11. Harvey in Va

    Guess Bill gave Jeff some of the Kool Aid

    April 28, 2008 04:11 pm at 4:11 pm |
  12. no longer supporting clinton

    Welcome aboard, there will be others joining you.

    April 28, 2008 04:12 pm at 4:12 pm |
  13. rjudy

    Hmm, another idiot going AGAINST the wishes of the voters in his state. When (Obama) loses, the idiot is going to have a hard time getting re-elected. Maybe he can ask Obama how he can become a "community organizer" (i.e. unemloyed).

    April 28, 2008 04:12 pm at 4:12 pm |
  14. Nancy

    Smart man Jeff, and thank you, thank you, thank you. We will WIN!!

    O8AMA

    April 28, 2008 04:12 pm at 4:12 pm |
  15. Jo Ann

    I thank God for his decision and hope the other superdelegates get the hint so we can move the party forward. There is no mathetical way
    Hilliary can win but she can continue to destroy the party. Superdelegates do whats good for the Democrates because I can promise you that if you decide to take it away from Obama america has not seen anything yet.

    April 28, 2008 04:12 pm at 4:12 pm |
  16. Ralph V.

    Way to go Sen. Bingaman!!

    April 28, 2008 04:13 pm at 4:13 pm |
  17. Vee

    what ...how?

    CNN- you have been saying..

    Hillary has the momentum after she won PA (though you have been saying that Hillary would PA since March)

    Hillary is ahead is polls

    Hillary has better chances to win GE

    Hillary is ahead in popular votes

    Yet

    Why are these superdelegates flocking towards Obama?

    Are they reading something else? What is GOING ON???

    April 28, 2008 04:13 pm at 4:13 pm |
  18. Stacy Clarks

    LET'S GO OBAMA!!!

    I urge all Clinton supporters to unite under the democratic party!!

    if you have seen your wages go down, gas prices go up, many of our children killed in a war Bush lied his way into while he jokes away at parties this past weekend when people are dying

    THEN PLEASE CAST YOUR VOTE FOR A DEMOCRAT, WHICHEVER ONE IS THE NOMINEE

    WE CANNOT AFFORD ANOTHER 4 YEARS OF BUSH/MCCAIN!!!

    DEMCORATS IN 08!!!!!!!!!!!

    April 28, 2008 04:13 pm at 4:13 pm |
  19. diana

    yes, and we want some more, please.
    MO

    April 28, 2008 04:13 pm at 4:13 pm |
  20. PT

    Guess the Supers aren't listening today to all the faux poll outcomes. What fools the media is. Thinking polls will sway voters.

    April 28, 2008 04:13 pm at 4:13 pm |
  21. Reality Check

    Great. Now we can move on with business as usual. People see the light at the end of the tunnel.

    April 28, 2008 04:13 pm at 4:13 pm |
  22. trellskig

    hahaha...YES!! And he gets another one.

    That's my boy, keep realing them in..lol

    April 28, 2008 04:13 pm at 4:13 pm |
  23. Carmel

    Good call!!!! keep the movement going

    April 28, 2008 04:14 pm at 4:14 pm |
  24. Sam

    Yes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    April 28, 2008 04:14 pm at 4:14 pm |
  25. fred

    He must be a supporter of wild eyed Richardson!!!

    Funny how New Mexico isn't going with the voters of that state...hummmm.

    GO HILLARY!!

    April 28, 2008 04:14 pm at 4:14 pm |
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