(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.
Wow! I read a lot of comments on the various news sources online and the supporters of Hillary are the most mean- spirited. Monkey see monkey do obviously! The endorsement by the governor of NC is predictable.
He must be a smart man!!
Obama is going to win NC by 15+ points next tuesday so this is an interesting endorsement. Unlike the Clintonites I won't whine and say he is a judas or traitor ,just a guy doing what he thinks is right. Looks like we have a superdelegate wash for the day so not a huge deal.
Wow. Big endorsement at a critical time.
Doubt that will change any minds
especially the African American votes
But on the other hand, good for her.
Still wondering why i dont see anything about neither endorsements that Obama has won on Sunday and Today
YES YES YES..Welcome to the winning Team Sir!!!
Excellent news! Gov. Easley thank you for doing the right thing. Gov. Easley has faith in Hillary's nomination to beat McCain in November.
A Governor no less!!!!! If he can do for her, what Rendell did, there is hope for a really great nominee, to win in November.
Sad. Please explain to me what Hillary's qualifications are? 1. Married to Bill, 2. Senator with mediocre accomplishments, 3. Her way or highway. Please explain her appeal. She is mean spirited, divisive and has no grasp of how to work with people. She nods her head like a bobble head doll. Please explain her appeal. I choose Obama or McCain over her.
It will not help. Does Ruth Ann Minner, John Baldacci, Martin O Malley ring a bell. They are all Governors that backed Clinton and Obama won there state. Easley is on his way out due to being term limited so I guess he is looking for a position in her white house.
Thank you Gov. Easley. You know she will fight for us and be the better president because she got experience.
I quess Gov. Bingaman was blackmailed by Obama or maybe it was heavy pressure from him. You see Obama supporters we can say the same thing. Remember he is not perfect.
It's too late! Despites this endorsement, Obama win.
Go OBAMA 08!
I doubt this will help. It appears that so far the people of NC have some brains. I hope IN gets smart.
He is free to endorse whoever he chooses, but not choosing to endorse the candidate that will most likely win your state by double digits is politically unwise. But it is his decision to make.
Add another one to the list, y'all.
Only two reasons a SuperD gets behind Clinton.
1. A simple suck-up, wants the favor returned and knows Clinton will play that game over time, whereas Obama will not.
All-in-all, I am surprised and a bit knocked back from my life-long pro-US perspective. The negative racial undertones in the white community in general and the politicians, specifically, is worse than I thought it ever really was.
All I can say is case : BC304174
you can have the governor. obama will still crush you in NC. that is all.
Oh and did I mention she lacks sincerity? Listen to her laugh, watch her smile. Bobble head Bobble head. ABC anybody but Clinton.
Go Hillary!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Make us proud AGAIN!
Possibly. Seeing as how his state will probably be heavily in Obama's column come May 7th. Still, it's his right.
what a clown
DROP OUT HILLARY. YOUR LOSING!
Poor choice Governor.
After all the negativity, doesn't America deserve better?
This Country was founded on truth and honesty and not on spin and lies.
GOD Bless America.
OBAMA '08 & '12
Where are all the Hillary supporters saying "how dare you support a candidate different than the people of your state."