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.


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soundoff (253 Responses)
  1. trellskig

    Alright, keep this thing going and lets get it over with by June.

    April 30, 2008 11:18 am at 11:18 am |
  2. Anna

    The gap is closing. For every one Hillary gets, Obama gets two. In no time the gap will go from 262-241 to even. It the rate Obama currently has in gaining superdelegates continues he will pull ahead by the end of May.
    Clinton supporters just don't get it. Neither does Hillary.

    April 30, 2008 11:18 am at 11:18 am |
  3. FactCheck

    You Clinton-ites really crack me up with the "Clinton or McCain" stump. Go ahead, please vote for McCain.. and then kiss Roe v. Wade goodbye.

    April 30, 2008 11:19 am at 11:19 am |
  4. Diane

    Hilliary will be the next President of the U.S. Not enough known about Oprah-Obama.

    April 30, 2008 11:22 am at 11:22 am |
  5. Dana, IN

    Congratulations to Mr. George for backing a winner.
    We're behind you all the way to the White House, Madame President!

    April 30, 2008 11:23 am at 11:23 am |
  6. Ann,PA

    Obviously we Americans are still so divided just as the superdelegates are How can we become united when they can't even become united it is all a joke and I can't wait for Obama's next speech this is all such a joke and has gone on long enough Neither will be able to deliver when they are in the white house which is obvious also since congress is sooooo divided also we are all in big trouble big big trouble

    April 30, 2008 11:23 am at 11:23 am |
  7. fred

    Go Hillary...glad to see CNN is being fair :)

    April 30, 2008 11:23 am at 11:23 am |
  8. Femi

    My comments don't get posted CNN. None of them for the past couple of weeks and I certainly do not have any hate speech or vulgarities in them. What is the matter????

    April 30, 2008 11:23 am at 11:23 am |
  9. get real

    Oh, and here is to all the people blogging about Hillary's proposal for short term relief on the gas tax.

    You all keep saying that her proposal is no good because it will only save $30 all summer for most people. Here's to all those educated Obama supporters. Truckers will save 24 cents a gallon. They spend a lot more on fuel b/c they are on the road all day long. If they can save money, we will save money on everything. INCREASED GAS PRICES LEAD TO INCREASED SHIPPING COST, WHICH MEANS HIGHER PRICES AT THE GROCERY STORE!!!!

    WAKE UP PEOPLE. HIGHER GAS PRICES CAUSES INFLATION ON EVERYTHING.

    College Educated Male for Hillary 08 (The only candidate with real solutions and real ideas to pay for those solutions)

    AND I THOUGH YOU

    April 30, 2008 11:23 am at 11:23 am |
  10. Better Judgment

    I hope this is a sign of what is yet come. Obama is a gold-mine in the American politics. If we miss this chance, it may never come again and shoul expect another 8 years of high gas price, more innocent Gls' blood shed for no good reason, and a more divided america in the world that is increasingly hostile. Vote Obama, you will be glad you did not vote for clinton nor for MCcain.

    April 30, 2008 11:24 am at 11:24 am |
  11. Bobby K

    Why in the world would a union president have any say so in choosing our presidential candidate> I am a strong Dem but this would be like the Repubs allowing the K-Street gang lobbyists to be super delegates.

    The process is a failure if it is not decided by the voters!

    April 30, 2008 11:24 am at 11:24 am |
  12. Bob in Des Moines

    get real – I'm with you all the way. McCain has won this election. My only hope is Hillary can defeat him in 2012.

    April 30, 2008 11:25 am at 11:25 am |
  13. kate

    Hillary is going to be the nominee
    She can win the election!

    April 30, 2008 11:27 am at 11:27 am |
  14. Ostriches burying our heads in the sand

    Yes they will........i.e. yes some superdelegates will endorse Clinton....

    But she needs more than 65% of the remaining supers to endorse her in order to reach the magical delegate number.....and my friend that ain't happening!

    April 30, 2008 11:28 am at 11:28 am |
  15. Debra

    I agree. Hillary is the only one with real solutions and a plan on how to pay for those solutions. Obama wants to support us to find our own solutions. That is like standing back and saying I won't do anything to stop you from helping yourself. The big companies will get their voices heard and the avg person will get hurt as usual.

    April 30, 2008 11:30 am at 11:30 am |
  16. NickNas

    WOW it must be frustrateing to see Obama did the same. Obama can do this all day long and HE will still be in the lead and get the Nomination. She needs to DOUBLE his pace to even catch – up!

    The end is near. Paceing someone when you are so far behind will never WIN ANY kind of race.

    April 30, 2008 11:31 am at 11:31 am |
  17. K

    Who cares, the old fat lady in the pant suit is going down in disgrace.

    April 30, 2008 11:31 am at 11:31 am |
  18. bigben

    Another thing if delegates was given out fairly. Hillary would be down by only 47 pleged delegates. But for some reason some votes are worth more than others. Doesnt sound fair to me.

    April 30, 2008 11:31 am at 11:31 am |
  19. Fight HIllary Fight

    Just keep climbing the hill..We are going to win this nomination and the general election..

    Its clear Obama cannot keep his shine..

    Hillary 08!

    April 30, 2008 11:31 am at 11:31 am |
  20. rachel

    Way to be a fighter Hillary, make Obama work for it don't hand him anything . Obama and his supporters better chill because they will be crying for us hillary supporters com nov. and we don't have a short term memory.

    April 30, 2008 11:32 am at 11:32 am |
  21. David, Kentucky

    Another one joins the losing team. Hillary must have promised big things to the PA politicians. Too bad she wil never get the chance to honor those promises. GO MCCAIN!

    April 30, 2008 11:32 am at 11:32 am |
  22. Robert NYC & Miami

    Hillary is the only one that can win.

    April 30, 2008 11:32 am at 11:32 am |
  23. Henri

    TRASH KNOWS TRASH WHEN IT SEES TRASH! Ms. SLEAZE CAN NOT WIN WITHOUT GRAND THEFT. GUARANTEED THAT WILL CAUSE THE BIG RAIN FOR MCCAIN. YOU SEE WE WILL NOT LET SLEAZY CLINTONS BACK IN THE WHITE HOUSE. YOU CAN JUST GET RID OF THOSE OLD LINCOLN BEDROOM IOU's. CLINTONS ARE DAMAGED GOODS. NO MORE TRASHING THIS SACRED POSITION. CLINTONS NEED TO GO BACK TO THEIR FILTHY ROOTS AND GET OUT OF THE EYES OF THE PUBLIC.

    April 30, 2008 11:35 am at 11:35 am |
  24. Moshe

    Obama is a racist, from the worse kind.
    Hillary 2008!

    April 30, 2008 11:35 am at 11:35 am |
  25. Peter in Canada

    Obviousky CNN don't like intelligent or well thought out posts.Try this one:
    YAY Obama good! Hillary bad! CNN not a news organization!

    April 30, 2008 11:35 am at 11:35 am |
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