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.

Filed under: Hillary Clinton • superdelegates
soundoff (253 Responses)
  1. JJ in NY

    Just wondering, you know, if George had to memorize his talking points, you know, or read them off a cue card, you know ?

    April 30, 2008 10:48 am at 10:48 am |
  2. Mike - WA

    DEMS – get it over with so the Republicans can take over in November.

    April 30, 2008 10:49 am at 10:49 am |
  3. maca

    GO HILLARY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    YES SHE WILL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    April 30, 2008 10:49 am at 10:49 am |
  4. Sam in Indiana

    Hillary is a Republican in disguise. She was a Barry Goldwater girl. She became a democrat when she married Bill. She does not care how she destroys the democratic party. She only cares about herself.

    April 30, 2008 10:49 am at 10:49 am |
  5. Hanging Chad


    Democrats, PLEASE keep this up! It's better than ANYTHING
    that's on TV!


    April 30, 2008 10:49 am at 10:49 am |
  6. Jay

    Liz–if you go by the States Hillary won vs. Obama..She is winning the ELECTED DELEGATE right now.

    April 30, 2008 10:50 am at 10:50 am |
  7. Doug from Cali

    9 to 5 in SD's since PA in Obabma's favor and Hillary went negative. That should be the headline story. Would be if it were in Hillary's favor. The MSM and CNN's bias to Clinton is sooooooo obvious.

    April 30, 2008 10:50 am at 10:50 am |
  8. susie

    Congraulations Hillary!! Obama keeps putting himself under his own bus, first with his "uncle" rev. even his own wife hates America. I wonder if he will divorce her too just like he did the rev. Wright so just he can get elected!!! I heard Obama is giving out more "street money" in Indiana than he did in Pennyslvania for votes!!

    April 30, 2008 10:50 am at 10:50 am |
  9. John in PA

    Look for Edwards to endorse Hillary soon. His wife already does. Then let's see what NC voters do!

    April 30, 2008 10:50 am at 10:50 am |
  10. Matthew

    Good Lord,

    Reading these CNN Blog boards make me sad to be a Democrat. All this in-house fighting. Do we even deserve the White House next year?

    Republicans got a nominee, and the former candidates are already supporting him. Democrats are in a civil war.

    It's just sad. Stop fighting people. And realize, we have two great candidates to the Republican's one. Let the fight go until the 12th round where we see who is the better candidate of the two.

    Then, we'll have our candidate.

    The true way of Democracy.

    April 30, 2008 10:50 am at 10:50 am |
  11. Gary Graves

    AFL-CIO is the union of days gone by. That explains everything.

    SD endorsements since PA primary. Obama 8, Clinton 4.

    Watch for the Obama Superdelkegate landslide over the next two weeks.

    April 30, 2008 10:51 am at 10:51 am |
  12. Jane Davis

    Hiliary does not deserve it

    April 30, 2008 10:51 am at 10:51 am |
  13. AZM

    I see were Obama picked up three as well... which makes no sense to me... he's dead in the General.

    Obama 08 = ENRON

    April 30, 2008 10:51 am at 10:51 am |
  14. Joan

    I still don't understand this super-delagate stuff. doesn't the dem party think the VOTERS can make our own choices?

    April 30, 2008 10:51 am at 10:51 am |
  15. Shirley-Ohio

    Hillary is a liar, she is lying about the gas tax that won't even work. Her campagin is based on lies and anyone backing her............... well it speaks for itself. You just picked the losing team.

    April 30, 2008 10:51 am at 10:51 am |
  16. Tom

    Thankfully some folks are wise enough to not want to see the democratic party commit suicide based on a hypocritical campaign which is what Mr. Obama is running. Vote for someone who takes action and makes decisions, and advances policy for consideration, not someone who sits back, doesn't make decisions but criticizes everyone else's. Obama is a loser even without his closet full of garbage.

    April 30, 2008 10:51 am at 10:51 am |
  17. Glenn

    Obama only needs 297 delegates! Tick Tock Tick Tock! Hillary is running out of time, money and delegates. So sad!

    April 30, 2008 10:51 am at 10:51 am |
  18. Fishers, Indiana

    Yes she can and she will!

    Hillary has the intellect and knowledge to do what we need done!

    April 30, 2008 10:51 am at 10:51 am |
  19. After further review,Texas

    Obama is a true Leo leader,while Hillary is the vengence filled Scorpio war monger.

    April 30, 2008 10:51 am at 10:51 am |
  20. Roger

    I was starting to feel a little bad for Obama yesterday, but then he turned right around and attacked Hillary for trying to lower gas prices. Obama is nothing but old fashioned politics. He made the speech denouncing Rev. Wright for political gain, nothing more. Friends with Rev. Wright for twenty years and he didn't know he was a nut job? I don't think so! Can't trust him.

    April 30, 2008 10:52 am at 10:52 am |
  21. Joe MN

    bigben: Glad to see you follow hillary all the way ... just worry about the states and people that "matter" – the heck with the rest of them .. that's the kind of unity I want.

    let's see then: forget any states that have voted republican before, any states that hold caucuses instead of primaries ... who else?

    April 30, 2008 10:52 am at 10:52 am |
  22. John Zeger

    "Clinton is the strongest candidate to win the White House."– I hope other superdelegates pick up on that as the Democratic Party would be committing political suicide and surely lose to McCain if Obama were the nominee. Just look at the polls!

    April 30, 2008 10:52 am at 10:52 am |
  23. OBAMA2008

    Wake Up Hillary Supporters...she is still behind and trying to fight a battle that she thought she had already won! Billary is seeking a 3rd term in the White House because he was impreached during his second term. This is the real truth!!! She is sooo polarized here and aboard....across the world people are supporting Barack Obama!!!!

    By the way....its YES WE CAN!!! Hillary be an original...get your own theme!!

    OBAMA 2008!!!

    April 30, 2008 10:52 am at 10:52 am |

    What do we really know about McShame?

    He has a young Barbie Doll Wife
    He was a POW
    His Father & Grandfather were in the Military
    What has he really done

    I just need some facts.


    April 30, 2008 10:52 am at 10:52 am |
  25. mark

    this is the first time i involve in politic. i can see that hillary is the worst candidate ever in political history.

    April 30, 2008 10:52 am at 10:52 am |
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