April 28th, 2008
03:30 PM ET
6 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. Dexter

    298 delegates away from the nomination.

    Bye Bye, Hillary.

    April 28, 2008 04:14 pm at 4:14 pm |
  2. Nando, Florida

    HE WAS NOT SWAYED BY THE MEDIA SPIN THAT HILLARY AND MSM IS TRYING TO SELL TO THE UNEDUCATED !!!!!!!!!!!!! WHO CLING TO THERE GUNS AND RELIGION!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    April 28, 2008 04:14 pm at 4:14 pm |
  3. Barbara GA

    Thanks for stepping up to the plate MR. Bingaman. Wise desision let's take this country to a NEW BEGINNING! CHANGE THAT MAKES A DIFFERENCE!!

    April 28, 2008 04:15 pm at 4:15 pm |
  4. jeff

    If I lived in New Mexico, I would vote for Senator Bingaman for as long as he runs for political office. He is obviously a wise man.
    Fifty year old college educated white Texan for Obama.

    April 28, 2008 04:15 pm at 4:15 pm |
  5. Mike

    Thank you Jeff, I am sure the families of the 9/11 victims are proud you are supporting someone who listened to a pastor that blamed the victims for bringing on the attacks themselves.

    Amazing after only 7 years from 9/11 we have forgotten the lost 3000 by allowing a candidate like Obama.

    April 28, 2008 04:15 pm at 4:15 pm |
  6. McShame

    obama 2008

    April 28, 2008 04:15 pm at 4:15 pm |
  7. MC, Pa

    The tide is turning = The surge is working

    No more Bush/Clintons to shame americans.

    April 28, 2008 04:16 pm at 4:16 pm |
  8. kim in portland, oregon

    thank you, senator bingaman; good choice!

    as for the other post about clinton beating mccain, there are jsut as many that say obama will beat mccain.

    but unlike the clinton supporters, we REAL DEMOCRATS who support obama will get behind her 10000% is she's the nominee. i still have to believe that the people who say hilary or mccain have to be part of that unamerican and anti-troops project chaos cr@p, cuz no democrat is stupid and ignorant on the issues enough to think mccain is better than obama!!!!!!!

    April 28, 2008 04:16 pm at 4:16 pm |
  9. gobsmacked

    Thank God. Keep 'em coming.

    April 28, 2008 04:17 pm at 4:17 pm |
  10. mama4obama

    Yup...another one with vision for a brighter tomorrow. Welcome to the movement.

    Obama 08

    April 28, 2008 04:17 pm at 4:17 pm |
  11. Jennifer

    Keep them coming. I wish the majority of superdelegates will be men and women and make a stand sooner than later. But this is a good start. No more Clinton nuttiness. And we'll see if CNN post this one this time.

    April 28, 2008 04:17 pm at 4:17 pm |
  12. Ohio Citizen

    CNN puts an entirely different kind of spin on the poll when it shows Clinton leading. This bias seems to have no effect on Superdelegates. Obama wins.

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

    Welcome Sir, to the losing bandwagon – the Obama Express – he'll be pounded by McCain come election time. You Obama worshippers are silly – McCain will win. I'm Democratic but also realistic. Tell Michelle Obama to get her underbite fixed too, they have enough money.

    April 28, 2008 04:17 pm at 4:17 pm |
  14. Marc

    I actually have met Sen. Bingaman, my one brush with fame. I'm a Hillary supporter, but he's a nice guy so hopefully there won't be too much trash talk here.

    April 28, 2008 04:17 pm at 4:17 pm |
  15. LD

    why does hillary still stay in this race? for division or what ?

    April 28, 2008 04:17 pm at 4:17 pm |
  16. Cynthia

    Congratulations Senator Obama – one more down – how many to go.

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

    THANK YOU, SIR
    OBAMA HAS TO WIN, WE NEED THIS VICTORY

    OBAMAO8!!
    KIRBY
    TAMPA, FL

    April 28, 2008 04:17 pm at 4:17 pm |
  18. Indiana Voter

    Change doesn't come easy but it is going to come. I'm amazed at the number of people in Indiana that I talk with who are sick of the current political system and want change. This endorsement shows that the superdelegates are smart individuals who are not going to be swayed by the media. I'm really disappointed in how the media has been unfair to both candidates and have missed their opportunity to be part of a special change opportunity in this country!

    April 28, 2008 04:18 pm at 4:18 pm |
  19. Buddy

    HE's for MCCain look at the map.

    April 28, 2008 04:18 pm at 4:18 pm |
  20. liked this

    Uncle Sam April 28th, 2008 9:54 am ET

    Many have grown weary of the hypocrisy of Sen. Obama and his supporters. Although having pledged to conduct a respectful campaign, they have instead engaged in a steady barrage of negative attacks. The change we can believe in does not lie in a presidential candidate, regardless of how charismatic he may be, but rather begins with each one of us.

    April 28, 2008 04:18 pm at 4:18 pm |
  21. Susan MO

    Bingaman...............why?

    He is the least experienced.

    He insulted the people of Pennsylvania.

    He is 'too closely' tied to the racial Wright.

    He refuses another debate.......and really why?

    Umm........Bingaman.....why??

    April 28, 2008 04:18 pm at 4:18 pm |
  22. susan

    Thanks

    Obama 08

    April 28, 2008 04:18 pm at 4:18 pm |
  23. For real

    It's only a matter of time till Bill Clinton endorses Obama with his Superdel vote.

    April 28, 2008 04:19 pm at 4:19 pm |
  24. listen up

    I repeat from barb:
    Barb Canada April 28th, 2008 10:21 am ET

    If all you Obama supporters are so much in favor of RULES ie Michigan and Florida, then don't be so quick to say the Superdelegates can't put Hillary in the White House….Rules are Rules right? The Rules say they can overturn his votes!

    April 28, 2008 04:19 pm at 4:19 pm |
  25. proud army and navy mom

    Thank you senator, you are a wise man indeed.

    April 28, 2008 04:19 pm at 4:19 pm |
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