May 3rd, 2008
09:36 PM ET
4 years ago

Bill Clinton going to church with superdelegate Shuler

Schuler is a first term Democrat.
Schuler is a first term Democrat.

WASHINGTON (CNN) –- Former President Bill Clinton will attend Sunday church services with North Carolina Congressman and uncommitted Democratic superdelegate Heath Shuler in his district, CNN has learned.

Shuler, a freshman congressman, is expected to announce Monday that he will pledge his support to whichever Democratic candidate wins his district in Tuesday’s primary.

The former NFL quarterback represents North Carolina’s 11th congressional district, which encompasses Asheville and the rural areas west to the border with Tennessee.

Given the demographics of Shuler’s district, Senator Hillary Clinton (D-NY) is predicted to win there on Tuesday. Shuler was heavily courted by President Clinton over the last several weeks. He also attended a meet and greet session at the Clintons’ Washington home earlier this spring.


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  1. Belle

    Obama supporters.....

    You did NOT mind the posts against Senator Clinton! You did not mind the slanted journalism against Clinton.....so suck it up....

    As for Guam. THERE ARE 4 PRIMARIES previously that do NOT count the popular vote, only the delegate vote. That is why Obama won by 7 delegates.

    Obama was expected to win Guam handily because he had a staff on the Island 3 MONTHS prior to the primary. Clinton did not have a staff or office on Guam. It is a poor showing for Obama, but I DO agree, a win is a win....

    However....it also shows how very split the vote is. 50.1 to 49.9...please don't spin this into he is killing Clinton....but say, if Obama or Clinton were to go Independant, and make this the three way vote for President...we can drag on the Presidential race just like the Primaries!

    May 4, 2008 02:12 am at 2:12 am |
  2. QuietStormX

    Hmmmm... Heath Schuler, I thought he was smart? Backing the Clinton's is looking in the wrong direction. The people want to look forward not backward with Hillary and Bill again. This gas tax suspension issue should have given him some idea Hillary is pandering and has no chance of getting the nomination or election. District or State, I'll see who he supports then.... Ex Washington Redskin.....

    Washington, D.C.

    May 4, 2008 02:14 am at 2:14 am |
  3. Belle

    PS
    Since the DNC is determined NOT to have a joint ticket....why not just put all three names on the ballot in November, and let the voters decide? That way we can see who REALLY won in MI and FL!

    May 4, 2008 02:15 am at 2:15 am |
  4. Paula in WI

    This is a joke-will he fall asleep in this church too?

    May 4, 2008 02:17 am at 2:17 am |
  5. Susan,NC

    Tom Hanks just endorsed Barack Obama yahooooo!!!!!!!

    May 4, 2008 02:19 am at 2:19 am |
  6. Ozz, La, CA...

    The Clintons, Wife and Husband/McCain, all (3) of them running to get Senator Obama out of the race for the White House, and Senator Obama is still ahead of them all. What a joke for the Clinton's/McCain.

    The Clinton's/McCain need to read the bible, from GENESES to REVELATION'S. And while Mr. Clinton is in church he should ask the pastor to see if he can change the revelation that is in REVELATION'S, knowing that they are on their way to HELL, because this is the begening of the 250 years that must be completed by the designed of GOD master plan that started from GENESES. Ponderers, what a shame". Senator Obama is part of GOD master plan. Pastors and preachers know that.

    God bless Senator Obama.

    La, CA.....

    May 4, 2008 02:22 am at 2:22 am |
  7. julie

    Go Hillary!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! our family is all voting for you. You are ready to lead our country. No matter what happens, you are always our number one. Obama I'm sorry but you lost our trust and our faith to believe in you. You will never get our family vote.

    May 4, 2008 02:28 am at 2:28 am |
  8. TERESA

    If all the Superdelegates gave their vote to whoever won their state then HILLARY CLINTON would be way ahead ...
    She has WON all the BIG STATES , the states that are going to actually MATTER during the MAIN ELECTION .
    Obama cant win the ones the DEMOCRATS will need ...
    Hillary Clinton is also leading in the POPULAR VOTE ..which includes Michigan and Florida and no matter what the OBAMA people think , FLORIDA and MICHIGAN will count, and during the MAIN ELECTION they will count too ...

    May 4, 2008 02:33 am at 2:33 am |
  9. PV PATCH

    Bill, going to church to talk to God, is great. Going to church to sell or try to buy someone is a NO NO [sin].

    May 4, 2008 02:34 am at 2:34 am |
  10. TYPICAL WHITE MALE from Michigan

    From the TYPICAL WHITE MALE from Michigan who is CLINGING to his BEER CAN. Wonder if Obama the elitist ever had a Beer can in his hand - we sure do no he has never had a Bowling Ball in his hand. Of course who has the time for Beer and Bowling when you are listening to all of those anti-American remarks from his "MENTOR" Reverend Wright. Obama should run for Mayor of San Francisco - he can bring his Buddy Larry Sinclair with him. Go President Clinton – you have the GIFT to sway these Superdelegates. We in Michigan are behind you - remember the state that Obama said could not have a re-vote - thank you Mr. Obama - if you are the Nom. McCain gets my vote - You are way to the Left - almost falling off, and if you were any more Liberal you could walk on water.

    May 4, 2008 02:35 am at 2:35 am |
  11. dave

    irrespective of who won the Guam caucus this weekend, something is really screwey in Dodge when the Island ELECTS 4 delegates but also has 5 UNELECTED superDels..... imagine a new US congress with 400 elected Reps, and 500 unelected reps named by big business, banks, labor unions, community groups, etc.... something is really screwey in the DEMS rules if this type of situation is allowed to occur...... very UNDEMOCRATIC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! mccain/rice08!

    May 4, 2008 02:40 am at 2:40 am |
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