April 30th, 2008
10:38 AM ET
10 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.

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soundoff (253 Responses)
  1. Martha, Henderson, NV

    It's about time people start waking up, Goooo Hillllllary 08

    April 30, 2008 10:45 am at 10:45 am |
  2. Indepenent Voter

    Too little, too late. Ding dong the witch is dead...the wicked witch,,the sorry old b@#$%!

    April 30, 2008 10:45 am at 10:45 am |
  3. JP

    She takes lobbyist money and what can we expect to be different. I'm sick and tired of the same old politicians selling us the same old lines.

    She has completely turned me off. Her "win at all costs" tactics are disgusting.

    She said she would obliterate IRAN, not someone I want answering the phone at 3am.

    April 30, 2008 10:45 am at 10:45 am |
  4. Liz


    Al Gore lost the ELECTED DELEGATE count to G. Bush although he won the popular vote. Its this count that wins elections. At this time, its impossible for hillary to win.

    Dont understand why people are jumping off the cliff by supporting Hillary. Save your money and self respect by staying neutral. Start thinking about supporting your democratic nominee.

    April 30, 2008 10:46 am at 10:46 am |
  5. Grant

    mine, yours, mine yours, lets see who has the most cards in the deck, I think that is Obama

    Interesting observation, Clintons guys are the old party elite and have been at the trough for a long time..repaying favors I guess

    There are no shockers here, both will roll out their back pocket delegates to even the score as long as they can....Obama seems to lead the parade, maybe forcing the Clintons hand to show how much support they have and prove it!

    April 30, 2008 10:46 am at 10:46 am |
  6. Cammi317

    LOL...why is it only Hillary SD's come from "legitimate" states. You Clinton supporters need to just chill. The super delegates have obviously decided to take turns and come out one by one to give a "dramatic, keep-em-guessing" effect.

    April 30, 2008 10:46 am at 10:46 am |
  7. Tigist fromCanada

    I predict next week by this time Obama will lead by Pledged delegates, super delegates and popular vote and the end for Hillary will be conformed on June 3

    April 30, 2008 10:46 am at 10:46 am |
  8. rehoboth ng

    Let us wait and see how that endorsement will help her get the nomination. It is a tall order indeed.

    April 30, 2008 10:47 am at 10:47 am |
  9. shirley

    Hillary Clinton needs to address a quote in the Jan.10, 2008 North Caroline Republican, "I will not withdraw troops from Iraq". Hillary voted for the war and has based her campaign on her change of mind saying she would remove the troops.

    Reporter's please check this quote for accuracy and let voter's know if she did indeed say this as it is a huge campaign issue unlike the words "screw 'em" and 'bitter'.

    April 30, 2008 10:47 am at 10:47 am |
  10. Greg

    Another old white guy for Clinton? No way! She's still not picking up any ground...

    April 30, 2008 10:47 am at 10:47 am |
  11. Bratt

    Wrong decision, baby. Supporting the loser won't get you elected in November, you know that...You and the governor of PA and the whole Clinton machine there will be history on May 7 when HRC will be kicked out of the race.

    April 30, 2008 10:47 am at 10:47 am |
  12. Amy R.

    She is done What about the Clinton library donations from Middle East OPEC oil nations. From Saudia Arabia and Kuwait. What are the Clintons hiding about the library donations funded on Oil money?

    April 30, 2008 10:47 am at 10:47 am |
  13. ADTX

    Go Hillary! Texas Dems love you!!

    April 30, 2008 10:47 am at 10:47 am |
  14. California Voter

    Good. I think the superdelegates should support who is more electable in November - big states, swing states make Hillary the best choice.


    April 30, 2008 10:47 am at 10:47 am |
  15. Jenna, NY

    Hillary for Vice President !!!!

    Support me...Let us start a campaign to convince Hillary to be the Vice President. Her hopes of being the President are almost dead.

    April 30, 2008 10:47 am at 10:47 am |
  16. Deborah

    obama for 2008

    April 30, 2008 10:47 am at 10:47 am |
  17. The Dude

    How about all of the superdelegates come out and say who they're voting for and we can end this silly primary.

    No Country For Old Men

    April 30, 2008 10:47 am at 10:47 am |
  18. Jamaal

    Hillary you are a Liar and I can Not wait until the General Election when you are back is New York or wherever you are from that week

    April 30, 2008 10:48 am at 10:48 am |
  19. Levae

    Hillary is a GERM. Im waiting for her interview after she lose the race. Watching her cry and lie about the voters and the DNC will be viewed on YouTube 3 trillion times. It's gonna be a great day for Americans to watch the Clintons cry and Bill looking like Baby New Years from the old Xmas specials.

    April 30, 2008 10:48 am at 10:48 am |
  20. Gerald Herholz

    I realize we MUST have a change in our government, I cannot
    support the democratic nominee IF clinton wins the nomination.

    April 30, 2008 10:48 am at 10:48 am |

    Yes, HIilalry has the tenacity and know-how to be a better President and win the General Election.. Obama needs more practice in the field, he would be okay, but Hilalry would be best. Obama would be trampled over and Maccain would win.

    April 30, 2008 10:48 am at 10:48 am |
  22. Gail

    How can you post things that are intentionally mimicking cussing b@#$? The Obama people just go too far with nasty posts. Young I guess.

    April 30, 2008 10:48 am at 10:48 am |
  23. mama4obama

    bigben....are you blind? It is a good thing that Obama is getting SD's from states not typically won by Democrats. Every state counts.

    Think of it like this....those states you clain dont mean anything will mean something in November. Who do you think will carry those states???? Sure as heck wont be your apple-bottomed, smoke-blowing Billary!

    The idiocy amazes me!

    April 30, 2008 10:48 am at 10:48 am |
  24. Common Sense

    So Obama gets more than his share of bad press and is ducking blows from Hillary and McCain but when Obama lands 10 SD in the last 13 days and Hillary lands 3 she is gaining some Momentum? How does this work? Obama is showing that he can stand In the FLAMES and still manage a level of decency. All of you who are trying to impose the Rev. Wrights views as if they are Obama's are simply lower clas white folks who are racist! Period!

    April 30, 2008 10:48 am at 10:48 am |
  25. Xavier, St. Louis, MO

    Loser! He must believe in Hillary's "do what it takes to win" behavior, no matter how low it is.

    April 30, 2008 10:48 am at 10:48 am |
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