April 28th, 2008
05:30 PM ET
7 years ago

Sources: North Carolina governor to back Clinton

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North Carolina Gov. Mike Easley.
North Carolina Gov. Mike Easley.

(CNN) – North Carolina Gov. Mike Easley will endorse Hillary Clinton's White House bid, two sources close to the campaign tell CNN.

The endorsement could give the New York senator a boost in the state with one week to go until its crucial May 6 primary. Recent polling suggests Barack Obama currently holds a double-digit lead over Clinton there, though no polls have been released since Clinton’s win in Pennsylvania last week.

Easley is also a superdelegate - one of the party's nearly 800 insiders who will determine which candidate wins the Democratic nomination. Earlier Monday, the Obama campaign announced it had picked up its own superdelegate endorsement, New Mexico Sen. Jeff Bingaman.


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soundoff (273 Responses)
  1. Jim

    This should help Hillary in NC just like Rendell did in PA. It's good some people are starting to see the light. With Rev. Not So Wright stealing the headlines from Obama all week and the endorsement by Easley, there is not telling what can happen. If she pulls it close in NC then it's over for NObama.

    April 28, 2008 05:51 pm at 5:51 pm |
  2. Young RaleighVoter

    Well the Governer might be supporting Hillary, but the Mayor of Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, and Pittsboro are all supporting Obama!!!!

    April 28, 2008 05:51 pm at 5:51 pm |
  3. A. Pinto

    There is a growing concern on Sen. Clinton's alleged affair with her aid Ms. Huma Abedin. It was on tabloids over the weekend and in the internet all over. I would like to know whether it is true or not. This is fundamental to her values and what she stands for. There is nothing wrong with it. But I think the American people should to know the truth.

    April 28, 2008 05:51 pm at 5:51 pm |
  4. Lee WV

    It would be nice to know the story behind this.$$$$$$$$$ no doubt.We will see if the Ed Randell effect works .

    April 28, 2008 05:51 pm at 5:51 pm |
  5. Joe

    you democrats are comical. As a republican there is nothing more I enjoy than reading these boards and watching you guys rip each other apart.

    April 28, 2008 05:51 pm at 5:51 pm |
  6. Shane

    congrats soon to be president hillary rodham clinton.

    April 28, 2008 05:52 pm at 5:52 pm |
  7. JCB

    This man knows who the best candidate is for the run to the White House. I was reading a newspaper this weekend, and a columnist said that all black people should vote for Obama because he was black. The writer also said that he liked Hillary Clinton and felt she has good plans for the presidency. So, if we put race totally aside, then Hillary is the best candidate. Super delegates should put race aside and step forward. Vote Hillary!

    April 28, 2008 05:52 pm at 5:52 pm |
  8. Wrong choice

    You are coming to a sinking ship
    poor choice

    April 28, 2008 05:52 pm at 5:52 pm |
  9. Sherylanne

    People are starting to see thru the false Obama. Wright sealed it today. His message of change has a new meaning and we can all see the light.

    Clinton 08

    April 28, 2008 05:52 pm at 5:52 pm |
  10. Christian Conservative for OBAMA

    White people resent and fear sucessful and intelligent black people. Its very sad!
    I think men also resent successful women. Fortunately for Clinton women make up a larger percentage of the population than blacks so more people resent him than resent her.

    April 28, 2008 05:53 pm at 5:53 pm |
  11. Raphael Tx

    Way to go Governor, America respects your decision even though the polls show Hillary behind in your state. This is a true man and not a Politician like another Governor(Richardson) we know all to well.

    The Tide Is Turning..

    Go Hillary

    April 28, 2008 05:53 pm at 5:53 pm |
  12. No Hillary

    Governor, you are out of touch and irrelevant.

    April 28, 2008 05:53 pm at 5:53 pm |
  13. jdona

    Thank you for your courage and foresight Governor Easley. With Hillary we have a chance in November of taking back the White House. With Obama we have none. Now if Elizabeth and John Edwards follows suit, maybe we take both Indiana and NC for Hillary. Hopefully the rest of the superdelegates will follow your lead and we will finally have a nominee we can support in the General Election.

    April 28, 2008 05:53 pm at 5:53 pm |
  14. Daniel

    Congratulations, Hillary Clinton :] !!

    Now we need about 200/300 more to do the same thing :]]]

    April 28, 2008 05:53 pm at 5:53 pm |
  15. NC Voter

    As the NC primary approaches, the endorsement of Hillary by Governor Easley is, definitely, a PLUS for the Hillary campaign! This is an additional evidence that Hillary has the political momentum.

    I also hope that Easley's endorsement will synergize with John Edwards' endorsement of Hillary!

    April 28, 2008 05:53 pm at 5:53 pm |
  16. Willy

    who cares

    April 28, 2008 05:53 pm at 5:53 pm |
  17. Grif

    Well this is good stuff, still I hope Hillary is aware. Obama just may catch Her off Guard about Debate's.. He may still accept.. Be ready!!

    April 28, 2008 05:54 pm at 5:54 pm |
  18. Young RaleighVoter

    Well the Governor might be supporting Hillary, but the Mayors from Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill and Pittsboro are supporting Obama!!!

    April 28, 2008 05:54 pm at 5:54 pm |
  19. MARIE

    IT IS OBVIOUS HE IS APART OF THE OLD POLITICAL MACHINE. ANY SUPERDELEGATE THAT THROW THEIR SUPPORT BEHIND HILLARY AT THIS POINT IS CALLING IN OLD FAVORS BECAUSE THEY CAN'T POSSIBLY HAVE THE PARTIES BEST INTREST AT HEART. THEY OWE THE CLINTONS BIG AND THEY HAVE TO PAY UP BECAUSE THEY HAVE TO KNOW SHE WILL NOT WIN, NC OR THE ELECTION. SO ITMUST BE THAT I WILL PREFER THAT THEN TO THINK THEY ARE RACIST

    April 28, 2008 05:54 pm at 5:54 pm |
  20. anton!

    Thank you Governor. You made the RIGHT CHOICE! GO HILLARY!!!!!

    April 28, 2008 05:54 pm at 5:54 pm |
  21. A. Pinto

    It is time for us to have a meaningful debate on who are the presidential candidates and what they stand for. There is a growing debate on Sen. Clintons alleged affair with her aid Ms. Huma Abedin. I would like to know whether it is true or not. This is fundamental to our values as Americans. There is nothing wrong with it. But I think the American people deserve to know the truth.

    April 28, 2008 05:54 pm at 5:54 pm |
  22. Tyrone Brown, Seattle, WA

    At least another superdelegate will have spoken and helped us move closer to getting this nomination process wrapped up. I look forward to the races in Guam, Indiana...and North Carolina in May.

    Obama '08

    Tyroner Brown
    Seattle, WA

    April 28, 2008 05:54 pm at 5:54 pm |
  23. Bernie Moore-Knowles

    Easley? Looking for the VP spot?

    Bernie Moore-Knowles
    Papa'aloa, Hawai'i

    April 28, 2008 05:54 pm at 5:54 pm |
  24. HOpeful

    This is information that the American people NEED to know; this is VITAL to ALL voters. The Clintons are scandalous. There is a case pending RIGHT NOW in CA, it’s a real, legit case Peter Paul vs Clinton. For the skeptics, the case number is : BC304174
    lasuperiorcourt.org

    April 28, 2008 05:55 pm at 5:55 pm |
  25. Tim

    I guess Hillary promised him a role in her cabinet...pathetic...

    April 28, 2008 05:55 pm at 5:55 pm |
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