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

    This is great. The more this keeps happening the better chance that when they go to the convention there will be no clear winner and the the Democratic Party can come to their senses, dump these two idiots and come up with a real candidate.

    April 30, 2008 11:09 am at 11:09 am |
  2. get real

    Yeah Hillary!!!! I have to say that I am a staunch Hillary supporter, but I did feel a little sorry for Obama yesterday. His preacher totally through him under the bus.

    What was really interesting was an interview I saw on Fox yesterday with a prominent black pastor. He stated that most prominent black people knew this Rev Wright issue would be an issue, but they thought it wouldn't come out until the general election.

    I have to say thanks to all those who knew that Obama is unelectable and didn't say anything. I'm feel so lucky (sarcasm) to be in the democratic party where they keep pushing the most extreme liberals down our throats and expect us to vote for them.

    Here's a message to the DNC.... Most people are middle of the road. Please don't keep pushing extreme liberals down our throat. It forces conservative democrats to vote Republican.

    Hillary 08

    April 30, 2008 11:09 am at 11:09 am |
  3. NEW COMER

    Proud army and navy mom, you deserve another 100 years in iraq.

    April 30, 2008 11:10 am at 11:10 am |
  4. Dusacre

    If half of the remaining super delegates goes for each candidate, then guest who will win this nomination?

    April 30, 2008 11:10 am at 11:10 am |
  5. johnd

    I see lots of posts saying Obama is hypocritical or that he lies. While I know many examples of this with Hillary, I don't know of any with Obama. Can any of you provide some concrete examples?

    April 30, 2008 11:10 am at 11:10 am |
  6. Ross in MD

    Well George, you definitely know how to pick a winner. Who else would the winner be besides the person with less votes, less delegates, less states won, and $15 million debt?

    George Bush has better judgement than you!

    April 30, 2008 11:10 am at 11:10 am |
  7. Luke

    Obama will win.

    April 30, 2008 11:11 am at 11:11 am |
  8. mike

    WOW clinton adds third new superdelegate in 24 hours just like she was under sniper fire????

    Obama please save this country

    April 30, 2008 11:12 am at 11:12 am |
  9. Della

    I think the Clintons are behind all this preacher Wright talk.

    April 30, 2008 11:12 am at 11:12 am |
  10. Zoey

    Hiliary's so-called "Gas plan" will put 300K people out of work. Good job Hiliary. Yeah, you got solutions alright.

    Obama '08

    April 30, 2008 11:12 am at 11:12 am |
  11. Obama Is A Chicken

    Where did my comment go CNN????????? It's not awaiting moderation, it's not posted, where did it go????????

    April 30, 2008 11:13 am at 11:13 am |
  12. Monroe

    Funny... for so many Hillary supporters, their main talking points are, "I like guns and church, watch out for crazy black power people!" Hillary, you and your fans have come a long way from you 60s left wing radicalism.

    April 30, 2008 11:13 am at 11:13 am |
  13. Rob -BC Canada

    Will Hillary and Bill be continuing to visit their "Pastor" in jail now that he has been found guilty.Thought I would let everyone know since you wont hear it on CNN.

    April 30, 2008 11:14 am at 11:14 am |
  14. Renaldo

    what other secret are in Obama closet... what could be next... Hilary continue winning and at the end Clinton will see the finish line first.... so and steady wins the race...

    April 30, 2008 11:14 am at 11:14 am |
  15. John, OH

    Obama gets 3, Clinton gets 3, and we're where we left off. It's simple math. Speaking of math, I believe that Clinton, while a worthy candidate, has no reasonable chance of winning the nomination at this point.

    April 30, 2008 11:14 am at 11:14 am |
  16. Obama Girl

    I don't think as many people are For Hillary ,as they are Against voting for a Black man. Cause their policies are almost identical! ..
    She's a proven lier, ....and there not little White lies!!

    April 30, 2008 11:15 am at 11:15 am |
  17. yoli24

    I Happy for the American is means that she is the best. HILLARY 2008.

    April 30, 2008 11:16 am at 11:16 am |
  18. Tony Z- MD

    It only make sense because he is from PA and she won his union members. Again this will not help her after she loses NC and IN.

    She is making promises that she cannot deliver.

    April 30, 2008 11:16 am at 11:16 am |
  19. Tim

    Maybe Obama 's buddy Rev Wright can get him some more delegates.He is going to speak again tomorrow can't wait to hear another hate america sermon .He is a not !!! And Obama can say he dis-owned him but after 20 years it not that easy.

    April 30, 2008 11:16 am at 11:16 am |
  20. Monroe

    Hey "get real" poster– Obama wasn't chosen by the DNC, but by the voters. Maybe you and Hillary forgot this is the DEMOCRATIC party.

    April 30, 2008 11:17 am at 11:17 am |
  21. DoneWithDems

    Stupidest process on the planet but if it encourages more cat fightin I'm for it!!!

    April 30, 2008 11:17 am at 11:17 am |
  22. Rick

    Obama is a fraud...he do anything to get elected...He should step down and support Hillary....woohoo!!

    April 30, 2008 11:17 am at 11:17 am |
  23. Scott Glenn in Wa

    Tuesday, that was yesterdays news. Just like HRC, yesterdays news!

    April 30, 2008 11:17 am at 11:17 am |
  24. Joel King

    No she can't!

    April 30, 2008 11:17 am at 11:17 am |
  25. LB

    GO HILLARY!!!!!!!!!

    April 30, 2008 11:18 am at 11:18 am |
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