(CNN) - Missouri Rep. Ike Skelton said Tuesday he will cast his superdelegate vote for Hillary Clinton.
In a statement released by the Clinton campaign, Skelton said he is supporting the New York senator because of "her support in rural America, her commitment to National Security, and her dedication to our men and women in uniform."
Skelton is chairman of the powerful House Armed Services Committee and has served in congress for over 30 years. His state narrowly voted for Barack Obama on February 5, though Clinton won 60 percent of his congressional district.
With Skelton's endorsement, Clinton now holds a 22 superdelegate lead over Obama, 259 to 237, according to CNN's estimate. More than 300 superdelegates have yet to make up their minds.
Skelton is the fourth superdelegate to endorse a candidate Tuesday. Earlier, North Carolina Gov. Mike Easley announced he was backing Clinton and Kentucky Rep. Ben Chandler and Iowa DNC member Richard Machacek announced they were supporting Obama.
Obama will make a great President. The color of his skin is of no importance. The best person for the job is what matters.
THANK YOU REP. SKELTON
THE SILENT MAJORITY WILL WIN AT THE END
NOW MORE THAN EVER....OBAMA IS NOT NOT NOT ELECTABLE
HILLARY OR MCCAIN 08
So what, finally it will be a 50 / 50 on superdelegates. Who you think will have the advantage ?
The tide is definitely turning! Go Hillary! There will be more superdelegates who will vote for Hillary, the only candidate who's well qualified to be our commander in chief.
Oh yes, I am sure all the obama supporters are sick&tired of rev wright. Get used to it. Obama is now fatally flawed, it will not stop until Obama is forced to withdraw.
Drip, drip, drip. The Super D's will start peeling off after next Tuesdays results are posted.
To those critical of Senator Obama: Refresh your memories: Whitewater, Filegate, Travelgate, Monicagate, Bosnia Sniper Fire, Monies in millions from foreign donors, peace in Ireland, refusal to release donor list. Get Real!
smart man, he is not fooled by Obama message of promises with no substances....it may be too late but now that most americans are finding about the real Obama the more they are realizing he is not what he PREACHES to be.
Great. Hillary is on the move. Indiana, West Virginia, Kentucky, Puerto Rico, Montana still to vote! Woo Hoo. President Clinton 2009.
SMART CHOICE REP.IKE SKELTON.....WE'RE IN AND WE'RE IN IT TO WIN. GO HILLARY '08
I AM OBAMA-FREE
BRING THE CLINTONS BACK!!!!
Good for Ike....a Missouri boy with brains!!!
Thank you! There are still good and brave people left who haven't lost common sense and patriotism to mainstream anarchy proposed by walkie-talkie Obama.
Finally the people are getting it right. They are seeing right through Sen Obamas Lies.
Bravo and thanks whoever you are. You made my new President get closer to her victory. Thanks
If you can, convince some more of the delegates too.
Good news. Another superdelegate with common sense. They're all coming out now realizing Obama is unelectable.
A. He's been in power too long.
B. He's hoping to stay in power by recommending Hillary.
C. He's also committed–to blaming someone else for everything and accomplishing nothing–all the while insuring steadily increasing costs to the taxpayer–and steadily decreasing return on that investment.
sirs, thank you for the opportunity of hearing from one of your so-called and labled " uneducated" voter. But regardless I have strong concerns for the issues at hand and consider myself a christian women who cannot image Senator Obama with all of his intelligence attending (20 yrs) rev. Wrights sermons could not see through this man who is not all there . This is not the man I TRUST as my President. Thank GOD I need not a college degreee for commom-sense.
Good to see some superdelegates are starting to show some rational thinking here.
And this is a strong endorsement when it comes to Hillary as Commander-in-Chief. Skelton is Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee and he specifically mentions her commitment to National Security as a strength.
Add that to 28 generals and admirals who are known as Flag Officers, which also includes 2 former Chairmen of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
As far as being the best prepared to be Commander-in-Chief of the U.S., its not even close between Hillary and Obama.
Go Hillary '08!
This is my first time ever voting ...I will be votiing for Obama....he is the best person to be our president of this country..very honest. We dont need another Clinton in the white house NOT THIS TIME HILLARY... If Hillary is the nominee I will not vote in november... Period.
Obama will win the nomination anyway so it does not matter.
The people who regret the early votes they gave Obama are furious. He is still being vetted and they see SD still caving to the begging and promises made to them, Obama is toast!
He will never be able to win the GE, resign Obama, we all know what a loser you are.
Who cares about this crusty old skeleton guy, I mean Skelton guy? Barack Obama received the endorsement of Missouri Senatior Claire McCaskill months ago.
Obama all the way to the White House '08!
I'd like to dedicate this next song to Mr Obama and his poll numbers....
YEP YOU'RE FREEEEE
Hillary Clinton,s supporters all seem to have something in common, which gives me a clear indication of what to expect if she becomes the next President, because Clinton, and John McCain would be another 4 years of Bush and Cheney in the White House. I refused to vote for either.
Jim & Dorothy
Hillary is untrustworthy and unelectable.
All she does it Lie and speak mistruths.
Obama is the Only one who can heal this country after all the harm that Hillary has done.