April 30th, 2008
10:38 AM ET
7 years ago

Clinton adds third new superdelegate in 24 hours

George with Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell.
George with Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell.

(CNN) – Pennsylvania AFL-CIO president and superdelegate Bill George announced his support for Hillary Clinton Wednesday.

“Hillary Clinton has the strength and experience to jumpstart the economy and rebuild the middle class,” George said in a statement released by Clinton's presidential campaign. “Working families in Pennsylvania overwhelmingly favored her in last week’s primary, and I feel that she is our strongest candidate to carry Pennsylvania in November and win back the White House.”

George, a Democratic National Committee member since 1996, had been actively courted by Clinton and Democratic rival Barack Obama in advance of his state’s primary last week. Clinton and Obama both addressed the Pennsylvania AFL-CIO convention earlier this month. Clinton defeated Obama in Pennsylvania's April 22 primary.


Filed under: Hillary Clinton • superdelegates
soundoff (253 Responses)
  1. The Great One

    personally i like this big rush from supers to get involved...and i'm an obama supporter but i like this on both parts.

    April 30, 2008 10:40 am at 10:40 am |
  2. James Nelson

    Thus demonstrating the political acumen which has resulted in the shabby and reduced state in which unionism finds itself today...

    April 30, 2008 10:40 am at 10:40 am |
  3. gary

    GOOD GOING HRC. LOOKS LIKE ITS GOING TO BE A FIGHT TO THE END. MAY THE BEST LADY WIN. GO HRC.

    April 30, 2008 10:40 am at 10:40 am |
  4. proud army and navy mom

    old girl just won't go away. Hillary go buy a clue. oops..you have 0 campaign funds. maybe you can use that 800,000 that your husband acquired?

    April 30, 2008 10:40 am at 10:40 am |
  5. D

    you go girl

    April 30, 2008 10:41 am at 10:41 am |
  6. Independent

    LOL...this is hilarious!!!!!!!!

    April 30, 2008 10:41 am at 10:41 am |
  7. LAUREN

    Way to join the LOSING TEAM.

    April 30, 2008 10:41 am at 10:41 am |
  8. Jay

    YES SHE WILL!!!

    awwww. poor Obama and his cult thought they were going to have all the fun today!!!

    April 30, 2008 10:42 am at 10:42 am |
  9. Pat

    Why is it that white people with low incomes are referred to as "working families" but black people with low incomes are referred to simply as "black people"? Or sometimes as "ghetto"?

    April 30, 2008 10:42 am at 10:42 am |
  10. Independent

    Congrats, although I support Obama.

    But KEEP COMING superdelegates! At this rate, this neverending horrendous primary could be over in a week!

    April 30, 2008 10:42 am at 10:42 am |
  11. Alonzo Demetrius

    Sen Clinton is deceitful and divisive; however, I prefer her to Obama - if a democrat is to be elected (hope not!).

    April 30, 2008 10:42 am at 10:42 am |
  12. Trev

    Drip drip drip. Sorry... Thought I was an Obama supporter there for a second.

    April 30, 2008 10:42 am at 10:42 am |
  13. Blake

    Hillary Clinton ready to testify on day one...In November...For FEC financing fraud...Peter Paul...ready on day one for pork barrelling party...$2.3 Billion...

    April 30, 2008 10:42 am at 10:42 am |
  14. Clinton Bogus

    I think superdelegates out to choose the candidate with the foresight.

    April 30, 2008 10:42 am at 10:42 am |
  15. Brian Ross, RI

    Voting with the people of his state. I'm an Obama supporter, and I can definitely understand and respect that.

    April 30, 2008 10:43 am at 10:43 am |
  16. KOREAN WAR VET

    This is crazy... Obama then Hillary....

    I think they shoudl nerge and forma ticket now!

    April 30, 2008 10:43 am at 10:43 am |
  17. Jay

    I would think that his support (AFL-CIO) is a little stronger then the one Obama got from that Iowa guy......

    April 30, 2008 10:43 am at 10:43 am |
  18. bigben

    A SD from a real state. Obama is getting his sd from republican states and states that dont matter. Think , he is running on the wrong ticket.

    April 30, 2008 10:44 am at 10:44 am |
  19. John in PA

    She's definitely on a roll. She started out even or a little behind in Indiana, last poll has her ahead. In NC, she was 24 points down a few weeks ago, that has been cut in half (which, if you subscribe to Obama logic, constitutes a "huge victory").

    Obamabots, if you don't get to 2,025, you've won nothing, remember that.

    April 30, 2008 10:44 am at 10:44 am |
  20. Roger

    Hillary – Excellant!

    Obama – Bogus!

    April 30, 2008 10:44 am at 10:44 am |
  21. Greg Pottstown Pa

    One for you one for me
    it is really coming down to the wire

    April 30, 2008 10:44 am at 10:44 am |
  22. mark

    another lobbyist. Bill George is out of touch. your carreer is over because clinton legacy is done. therefore, you are going along with them.

    April 30, 2008 10:44 am at 10:44 am |
  23. Raum

    haha.

    Since PA, Clinton has picked up 5. Obama has picked up 9.

    Thats about 2 to 1 ratio. You do the math.

    April 30, 2008 10:44 am at 10:44 am |
  24. About dem party

    If she cares about the party, she should get out gracefully right now.

    April 30, 2008 10:44 am at 10:44 am |
  25. Moses, Ca.

    Too little too late.

    Obama 08/12

    April 30, 2008 10:45 am at 10:45 am |
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