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. R.I.F.

    Will keep trading them 2:1 all day. At this rate Obama will be at 2025 by mid May.

    Obama '08

    April 30, 2008 10:58 am at 10:58 am |
  2. Indiana will decide

    Let's keep the super d's coming, I want this to be over soon and I'm banking on Obama.

    April 30, 2008 10:58 am at 10:58 am |
  3. Clinton the panderer

    Hillary is panderer. Gas tax break. Mortgage moratorium. Is she running for Queen or President?

    April 30, 2008 10:58 am at 10:58 am |
  4. AJ

    Great. Nothing changes.

    Why aren't any of the major media outlets mentioning the PETER PAUL story? Anyone know who he is? You know, he gave over a million dollars to Clinton's senate campaign in 2000, and they covered up ever receiving the money. Google him. It's important.

    No, wait. Let's talk about Rev. Wright. He's got some crazy opinions, huh? I heard Obama knows him. Connect the dots, la la la.

    Seriously, the Peter Paul incident is a real issue! This Wright garbage isn't, even if Obama's response wasn't the best. It's not like he stole over a million dollars and then covered it up or anything.

    April 30, 2008 10:58 am at 10:58 am |
  5. Bob

    Hillary or i go McCain & everyone else i know. All democrats,
    but "will not vote Obama". Unqualified, inexperienced, & way,way,
    too late with Wright.
    A much better black candidate was Harold Ford, Jr.
    Obama is an ego-maniac....why else running with "zero credentials".

    April 30, 2008 10:58 am at 10:58 am |
  6. prakash chand

    Lets have a monday night raw in Denver,WWE instead of a covention,lets have bloody brawl,some of this politicians need to die because we have too many.

    April 30, 2008 10:59 am at 10:59 am |
  7. Cynthia

    Congratulations Senator Clinton supporters you got three and so did Senator Obama.

    April 30, 2008 11:00 am at 11:00 am |
  8. Quinn - Philly

    Perfect, a SD that endorses the choice PA voters made in the primary. If all the SD's followed this rule Hillary would already be the dem. nominee and we wouldn't be going thru this mess.

    Obama has no experience, no substance & looks more like Bush of 2000. He can not continue to polly parot everything Hillary says when it comes to policy issues. He needs to go and get an education for another 4 to 8 years before running for the White House.

    April 30, 2008 11:00 am at 11:00 am |
  9. ys

    Go Hillary!!! We need a winner in the fall!

    April 30, 2008 11:00 am at 11:00 am |
  10. GM from MN

    The Dude April 30th, 2008 10:47 am ET

    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

    HAHA...nice one....Totally aggree.

    April 30, 2008 11:00 am at 11:00 am |
  11. Obatala for obama

    clinton blah blah blah we all know you are a looser

    and overall a good LIAR

    April 30, 2008 11:00 am at 11:00 am |
  12. yayo

    obama 08
    obama 08

    April 30, 2008 11:00 am at 11:00 am |
  13. Glenn

    "The party's over....Good night lady!" Obama is only 297 deleagates away from nomination!

    April 30, 2008 11:01 am at 11:01 am |
  14. We need

    A true blue American to run our Country. A real patriot. A fighter and one who looks out for Americans.

    Hillary is that person.


    April 30, 2008 11:01 am at 11:01 am |
  15. Obama 08

    Why does CNN announce these superdelegates but not bother to update the delegate count???

    April 30, 2008 11:01 am at 11:01 am |
  16. Sam

    Hillary will never win a general election. That is why republicans want her to win the primary. But the Republicans will come out in droves to vote againt Hillary in the general election. And the many Obama supporters will stay home. Divisive Hillary can never win the General election. The Republicans know this.

    April 30, 2008 11:01 am at 11:01 am |
  17. jUSt Read This

    Beacuse this is who they are they make money and that is the opnly thing they what no matter who the step on and over it is about thier world not ours is how they see it.

    "In the landmark civil fraud case against Bill Clinton in Los Angeles, where the former President is charged with defrauding a Hollywood dot com millionaire to help Hillary Clinton obtain more than $1.2 million from him for her 2000 Senate campaign, Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Aurelio Munoz ruled on Friday, April 25 that Hillary Clinton would not be required to testify in a sworn deposition as a material witness in the case until AFTER the November election!

    While Bill Clinton, Chelsea Clinton, Al Gore, Ed Rendell, Barabara Streisand, Cher, Stan Lee, Brad Pitt, Mike Wallace, Larry King et al may be called to testify and be deposed starting in May, Hillary alone has been protected from explaining her role in her husband"s fraud charges."

    If the super delegates choose her and the republican release this information, they will be the laughing stock again. There is no way the American people is going to choose her. Another WH impeachment when a Clinton is in office!

    April 30, 2008 11:01 am at 11:01 am |
  18. Tony, Miami

    Let' get going and end the democratic campaigns. Make no mistake Obama is next President of the United States.

    April 30, 2008 11:02 am at 11:02 am |
  19. Steve

    If Obama can ignore his pastor for 20 years, he can easily ignore the peoples needs for 4 years.

    April 30, 2008 11:02 am at 11:02 am |
  20. mark

    most people who are supporting h clinton are women because they have no brain to understand how pathetic h clinton is. as woman, i see inside of the witch. she is a liar that you ever imagined. she will sell this country to pay her debt to peter paul.

    April 30, 2008 11:02 am at 11:02 am |
  21. obama lover

    barack got another sp last night so what good does it do her. she is still behind

    April 30, 2008 11:02 am at 11:02 am |
  22. chris

    Never knew the clintons were such fans of karl rove tactics

    April 30, 2008 11:02 am at 11:02 am |
  23. julie okkema


    Democratic superdelegates, coming to their senses to beat McCain!

    April 30, 2008 11:03 am at 11:03 am |
  24. Kim, PA

    GO Hilaryyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy.

    because you ROCK!

    April 30, 2008 11:03 am at 11:03 am |
  25. Young African American Male for Hillary

    You go girl.

    April 30, 2008 11:04 am at 11:04 am |
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