April 30th, 2008
10:04 AM ET
12 years ago

Obama adds a third new superdelegate in 24 hours

The Iowa representative announced his support for Obama Wednesday.

The Iowa representative announced his support for Obama Wednesday.

WASHINGTON (CNN) – Iowa Rep. Bruce Braley will endorse Illinois Sen. Barack Obama for president Wednesday, the fifth Democratic superdelegate to choose sides in less than 24 hours, an Obama aide confirms to CNN.

Braley, a first-term congressman who represents an eastern district that hugs the Illinois border, had originally backed John Edwards in the race for the Democratic nomination. He joins fellow Iowan and Democratic National Committee member Richard Machacek in publicly declaring his support for Obama this week. Machacek and Kentucky Rep. Ben Chandler both said Tuesday they were backing Obama, while North Carolina Gov. Mike Easley and Missouri Rep. Ike Skelton endorsed New York Sen. Hillary Clinton the same day.

Braley’s decision to support Obama was first reported Wednesday morning by the Des Moines bureau of the Associated Press.

soundoff (305 Responses)
  1. Status QuO.

    I wish people would quit saying it's over for Hillary. Clearly it's not. It's not over, get used to it and get over it.

    April 30, 2008 11:35 am at 11:35 am |
  2. Hella Good

    Nora from Florida,

    The title is correct, and the article states that 5 Super Delegates have backed a candidate in the past 24 hours. 3 for Obama and 2 for Clinton.

    April 30, 2008 11:41 am at 11:41 am |
  3. Liz Ricketson

    Thank God there are still people that are willing to do what is right rather than what is easy. It's easy to kick someone when they are down. Obama is the only person in years that really brings something new to the table, Clinton is old school, and is acting like a republican. She lies, where is she not from? I wish she would pick one of those home towns and just go home!

    April 30, 2008 11:41 am at 11:41 am |
  4. interested canadian

    Obama keeps the support coming even in a bad week. This speaks volumes – He is an agent of change and it's time!
    People are choosing integrity, truthfulness and someone who will make intelligent decisions after careful deliberation. They are fed up with the say anything to get what you want politics. They are fed up with do what you have to do and fix it later politics. It's time for a change.

    April 30, 2008 11:47 am at 11:47 am |
  5. Dennis

    I hope the rest of the super delegates follow suit soon. It'd be nice to know who the nominee is going to be by the end of May.

    April 30, 2008 11:48 am at 11:48 am |
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