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. Emmaddy

    Would you people please learn to spell LOSER? If you can't even spell the word you must be one.

    April 30, 2008 11:36 am at 11:36 am |
  2. ART in TX

    Wow, the country is really torn between these two.

    April 30, 2008 11:37 am at 11:37 am |
  3. b-liberal

    Go Hillary!!

    People are starting to wake up. Obama is not a saint and he doesn't walk on water. Whenever she gets equal fair exposure, she kicks it.

    April 30, 2008 11:38 am at 11:38 am |
  4. gene

    Obama supporters are so full of hate for the Clinton's that it blinds them to all of the weakness of the Obama message. Hope and change is fine, but that has to be turned into action and Hillary is ready, while Obama is imature and has little experience. Look how he has handled Wrightgate. First he was for the good Rev. Wright and now he is against the bad Rev. Wright. The problem with this is the Rev. Wright has not changed in the 20 years that Obama has known him, called him his menteor, his uncle, and advisor and now said he has come to the judgement, after all these years, that he don't like the Rev. anymore, just because the Rev. said he was just like all the other politicians, just looking for votes anyway he can get them.

    April 30, 2008 11:41 am at 11:41 am |
  5. Tony Z- MD

    When are we going to talk about Paul vs. Clinton

    April 30, 2008 11:41 am at 11:41 am |
  6. Rob -BC Canada

    Haven't you noticed, not only does 60 percent of America not trust her, but 99 percent of the rest of the world has no use for Hillary Rodham Clinton.
    PS- Bill....are the chicks in the White House really that good ?

    April 30, 2008 11:41 am at 11:41 am |
  7. McHillary

    286 to go!!!!

    For Barack Obama!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Tick tock, it's OVER for Hillary.

    April 30, 2008 11:41 am at 11:41 am |
  8. MD Houston

    Another stuperdelegate endorsing a candidate without any qualifications whatsoever.

    April 30, 2008 11:41 am at 11:41 am |
  9. Mike from Texas

    Welcome to losing team !!!!

    April 30, 2008 11:42 am at 11:42 am |
  10. austbill

    Way to go Hillary!!!
    Hillary is my nominee!!!!
    Hang in there Hillary!

    April 30, 2008 11:47 am at 11:47 am |
  11. To PAT

    That's all part of institutionalized racism. You'll see plenty of that around.

    April 30, 2008 11:47 am at 11:47 am |
  12. DGH

    Finally. Sanity!

    Hillary Clinton all the way to the White House!!

    April 30, 2008 11:47 am at 11:47 am |
  13. wolfe blitzer

    He is a true skin believer and people has spoken many times when he tries to screw himself and the labor. I will not be surprised

    April 30, 2008 11:47 am at 11:47 am |
  14. Linda

    Rob -BC Canada April 30th, 2008 11:14 am ET

    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.

    . Why in the Hell does CNN keep letting their posters, post this lie?

    April 30, 2008 11:47 am at 11:47 am |
  15. raymond

    By the way do you know that you endorsed also Bill and Monica.. wow three in one day.. congradulation to you ...

    April 30, 2008 11:47 am at 11:47 am |
  16. Debbie

    Soooooo!!! The facts still are:. He's only behind in 10 superdelegates. She's still has to catch up for the ones she's lost. Her superl delegates have been dropping since Jan and Obama leads her in total delegates and total votes. Jan she had a 96 lead, Feb in the 70s, march 30s, april 20's now 10. Keep dreaming Hillary supporters.

    Delegate Count (2,024 Needed to Win)
    Delegates Obama Clinton
    Total – 1730 1594

    obama clinton
    Super Delegates – 795 241 261

    obama clinton
    Pledged Delegates – 2845 1489 1333

    April 30, 2008 11:47 am at 11:47 am |
  17. Farrell, Houston, Tx

    Does anybody out there care that 47 U.S. soldiers were killed in Iraq for the month of April alone.

    April 30, 2008 11:49 am at 11:49 am |
  18. gcy

    What will the Clinton Mafia Family do next??

    April 30, 2008 11:49 am at 11:49 am |
  19. aj in sf

    wait wait – another one coming for obama!
    hillary you need to do more than match his gains if you think you have a shot at this nomination!


    April 30, 2008 11:52 am at 11:52 am |
  20. ex. NC resident

    She's proven herself over and over! She's got my vote!

    April 30, 2008 11:54 am at 11:54 am |
  21. Steve

    Peter from Canada,
    Seriously dude, that is just sad. CNN clearly posted your comment only to point out how ironic it is that your post which slams posts that are not well thought out has about six grammar mistakes. Unless you are speaking Canadian...

    April 30, 2008 11:56 am at 11:56 am |
  22. Alice

    And the race is on !

    April 30, 2008 11:57 am at 11:57 am |
  23. TC

    HRC is a GOP Tool!! If McBush wins I will hold her personally responsible Everything about her campaign is divisive.
    As a life long Democrat I will not be able to vote for her.
    Even if I hold my nose.

    April 30, 2008 11:58 am at 11:58 am |
  24. BJ in PA

    More favors and positions being promised to second term governors and heads of labor organizations. Careful, Ed. There's more competition for your cabinet spot everyday.

    April 30, 2008 11:59 am at 11:59 am |
  25. sphil

    I wonder if your supporters know your campaign had something to do with the Rev. wright speaking at the media press club. Tell the truth Hillary. Oh! I forgot, you don't know how.

    April 30, 2008 11:59 am at 11:59 am |
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