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. billabong

    Obama's campaign march of change is bull, MI & Fl changed where were you ? You went with the chosen few in the DNC instead of the people.Sounds like old Washington to me!!!!!

    April 28, 2008 04:19 pm at 4:19 pm |
  2. James

    A Hillary nomination would not be groundbreaking. There would be no history in it. It would be the same thing, a white person and another white person on the ticket.

    April 28, 2008 04:19 pm at 4:19 pm |
  3. Hillary 08

    You chose a Loser!
    He cannot win, Sorry!!!
    Be wise and change your vote. Sir.

    Hillary 2008

    April 28, 2008 04:19 pm at 4:19 pm |
  4. Fredd of LA

    Another traitor just like Bill Richardson! Obama will loose this nomination, he has shady pasts that will haunt him. Not good for someone leading this nation! He is another politician, he resorts to dirty tactics too, so, all of you saying, politics of change & hope, you are all blinded!

    Be ready since people are switching sides & don't be surprised if HILLARY will win this nomination, she is more electable, and recent survey that she can beat McCain big time!

    April 28, 2008 04:19 pm at 4:19 pm |
  5. duane

    One more vote towards a McCain victory in November.

    April 28, 2008 04:19 pm at 4:19 pm |
  6. GREGG LA

    THIS IS THE TIME THAT WE ALL NEED TO REALISTIC.
    WE NEED TO BE ONE & PICK WHO CAN REALLY BEAT
    JOHN MC CAIN, THIS RACE IS NOT ABOUT PAPULARITY
    IS ABOUT DEMOCRAT TAKING OVER THIS TIME

    April 28, 2008 04:19 pm at 4:19 pm |
  7. Obama will win landslide in NC

    Clintonites, need we remind you that this is the DEMOCRATIC primary and not the general election? GET with the program already! THIS IS ABOUT THE PARTY NOT YOU OR YOUR CANDIDATE!

    April 28, 2008 04:20 pm at 4:20 pm |
  8. Blake

    Move this to the top CNN. How is a poll more significant than a Super Delegates decision?

    April 28, 2008 04:20 pm at 4:20 pm |
  9. kingsley

    the clintond puppies who has not yet commited need to come out of the closet for the sake of the country. enough of personal political interest. if gov. richardson can come out of the shell anyone should be able to do so.

    kingsley, ct

    April 28, 2008 04:20 pm at 4:20 pm |
  10. BL-NYC

    News Flash Sen. Bingaman... Your State did not vote for Obama! Big slap in the face to the people who put you in office for five terms...
    You seem to be a good man but going against your people is not cool...

    P.S. Obama will lead the Nation in a new direction but the lack of experience will make it the wrong way!

    April 28, 2008 04:20 pm at 4:20 pm |
  11. Theresa

    All the Hillary supportors freak out when someone backs Barack. Why is that? Kool-aid? Come on now! These are people who see the best direction for this country.

    Too many women look at it as they want to see a woman in the White House before they die.

    April 28, 2008 04:21 pm at 4:21 pm |
  12. Ben

    Yet another Super that knows how to add. The race is really over, sorry Hillary but not this time. I guess all the name calling didn't beat down Obama enough for her to win.

    April 28, 2008 04:21 pm at 4:21 pm |
  13. Blube Dog Dem

    Didn't Obama lose New Mexico? Hasn't the Obama campaign indicated that the supers should follow the vote their respective states?

    April 28, 2008 04:21 pm at 4:21 pm |
  14. marie

    Just another propaganda to sway the voters to lier Hillary. Can
    believe the media falls for this. CNN keep pushing lier Hillary and keep adding those ugly Republicans to your channel. The poll shows that your channel is no longer number one. Why? because you guys suck.

    April 28, 2008 04:22 pm at 4:22 pm |
  15. sb

    Obama's former pastor said Blacks' Brains are different from Whites' Brains. This is racist and crazy.

    He also said that Black children hop on desk– this is so outrageous.

    He make it sound like black children are frogs who can't control themselves in school.

    Also how can you take out of context when Rev Wright said the government invented HIV to kill off people of color? -this is racist.

    Rev Wright also said Michelle would be the first black woman to sleep in the White House legally?

    Also he mocked how White people act in church and JFK.

    He said all of this public. I hate to see what he is saying in private.

    Obama pastor have set race relation back 20 years-

    Even black people are offended.

    April 28, 2008 04:22 pm at 4:22 pm |
  16. Shirley

    The way Hillary downsize Obama, how in the world would she be better suited to represent the democratic party. If she cut down her own democratic brother just think what she would do to the rest of us Americans if we cried on her shoulder. So, if Mrs. (Hell)ary is our parties nominee my daughter and I would not think about voting for an evil broad like that. I may as well vote for John McCain!

    April 28, 2008 04:22 pm at 4:22 pm |
  17. Barack the Vote in RI

    Yay!!!! One more for the winning team!!!

    Hill-billy and her "flatbed truck" can go somewhere and waste more time debating herself.

    The superdelegates have had enough as well.

    08BAMA

    April 28, 2008 04:22 pm at 4:22 pm |
  18. Kevin Leo (Jonesboro, GA)

    This makes you wonder how big of a lead Obama would have if the super delegates had not jumped on Hillary's bandwagon so early in the campaign. I think that a lot of them are reluctant to go back on their early commitment at this time , especially given how vocal Hillary and her supporters have been over the different defectors her campaign has seen.

    Still waiting to see the first Obama supporter leave his campaign for hers!!! I think that is as telling as the number of hillary supporters leaving her camp!!!

    April 28, 2008 04:22 pm at 4:22 pm |
  19. 28 year old White MAN in FLORIDA

    We LOVE YOU mr. Sen. Jeff Bingaman

    IM tired of all this madness.

    OBAMA 08

    April 28, 2008 04:23 pm at 4:23 pm |
  20. Interesting

    I guess this comes from Judas Iscariot (aka Gov. Bill Richardson).

    Hey, Obama how are you doing today. I know not good especially after having the world see Rev. Wright give what you had been listening too for 20 years as a member of his church.

    White delegates are going to revolt on you to save their own political careers. Just ask NC and MS democrats.

    April 28, 2008 04:23 pm at 4:23 pm |
  21. Deb, IN

    Doesn't matter Hillary supporters will not vote for Obama......CASE CLOSED!!!

    April 28, 2008 04:23 pm at 4:23 pm |
  22. Lilly

    YAY

    Obama '08

    April 28, 2008 04:23 pm at 4:23 pm |
  23. Dale Wise

    Another superdelegate doing the right thing and the smart thing. Good to see the flood of knowledgable democratic leaders continuing to throw their support behind the best candidate for the job – Obama.

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

    First Richardson now Bingaman both of New Mexico. HILLARY WON
    NEW MEXICO what about the will of the people?
    HILLARY 08

    April 28, 2008 04:24 pm at 4:24 pm |
  25. Lee WV

    LETS SEE HOW LONG SINCE HILLARY PICKED UP ONE.cHILDREN HAVE BEEN BORN AND NOW WALKING.

    April 28, 2008 04:24 pm at 4:24 pm |
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