May 7th, 2008
11:35 AM ET
9 years ago

More North Carolina superdelegates weigh in

Schuler is a first term Democrat.

Schuler is a first term Democrat.

(CNN) - Democratic Rep. Heath Shuler of North Carolina announced Wednesday that he is backing Hillary Clinton's presidential bid, CNN has confirmed.

Shuler, a former NFL quarterback, is a superdelegate. The first-term congressman represents the 11th district in the western part of the state

Shuler has said in the past that he would support whoever won his district in Tuesday's North Carolina primary. Clinton won the district by 13 points.

On Tuesday, as North Carolina voters weighed in at the polls, Barack Obama also gained one of the state’s superdelegates: Democratic National Committee member Jeanette Council announced her support for his White House run.

UPDATE: Wednesday afternoon, the Obama campaign confirmed Council's endorsement, and announced the support of two more superdelegates: North Carolina Democratic Party Chairman Jerry Meek, and California Democratic National Committee member Inola Henry.

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Filed under: Hillary Clinton
soundoff (253 Responses)
  1. J - East Windsor, CT

    A super for Clinton gets the headline, and a super for Obama is a foot note. Clinton News Network clinging to the hopes of this going on for their ratings' sake is sad.

    May 7, 2008 02:35 pm at 2:35 pm |
  2. William

    A man true to his word.

    May 7, 2008 02:36 pm at 2:36 pm |
  3. R.I.F.


    Funny you never posted the 4 supers that Obama got the other day nor obviously the one he got in North Carolina yesterday but put this one up really fast. Did Clinton loan her campaign $6.4 million or pay you guys $6.4 million to keep her on life support.?

    Please be fair CNN!

    May 7, 2008 02:39 pm at 2:39 pm |
  4. The Dude

    How can any of the North Carolina superdelegates even think about backing Clinton at this point? I would have understood if this were a superdelegate from Indiana, but the people of North Carolina made it clear who they want as our nominee.

    Common Sense '08!

    May 7, 2008 02:39 pm at 2:39 pm |
  5. Rod

    Are you for real?

    May 7, 2008 02:39 pm at 2:39 pm |
  6. tblno

    Why jump on the titanic when it sinking?

    May 7, 2008 02:40 pm at 2:40 pm |
  7. Karl Rove, Crawford Texas

    too many hits to the head huh Schuler?

    May 7, 2008 02:40 pm at 2:40 pm |
  8. Samantha

    Proof positive that FOOTBALL IS A VERY DANGEROUS SPORT and can cause serious damage to a person's brain.

    Concussions can have long term effects.

    May 7, 2008 02:40 pm at 2:40 pm |
  9. get real

    Awesome. Me thinks a few of the superdelegates may realize that Clinton is winning the swing voters ( you know, us moderate democrats that will vote Republican if we are forced to do so).

    Hillary 08, or McCain if necessary!

    May 7, 2008 02:40 pm at 2:40 pm |
  10. NickNas

    Nice gesture for the first termer. Not too wise but still nice. His inexperience in politics is showing as he can't see the bus coming down the street at him. Going to be hard getting your first press backing a candidate that is about to drop out. Kind of makes him look silly...or Clinton Starstruct.

    In the same paragraph he has to read that his Vote has been cancelled out even as it was announced. OW!

    May 7, 2008 02:41 pm at 2:41 pm |
  11. Eric

    Is he out of his mind?

    May 7, 2008 02:41 pm at 2:41 pm |
  12. Mel

    Even though the people who chosen HRC are republican and they will not vote for Democrat in the fall, it's good to keep people will. You will come and support Obama when she leave the race.

    May 7, 2008 02:41 pm at 2:41 pm |
  13. JM, OH

    Gotta respect the guy for keeping his word. He must have gotten a few too many concussions from his quarterback days if he thinks that Clinton will get the nomination, however.

    May 7, 2008 02:43 pm at 2:43 pm |
  14. Mike - Texas

    A man true to his word!!!

    A RARE commodity in Washington!!

    May 7, 2008 02:43 pm at 2:43 pm |
  15. hrsadmin

    Am I missing something...? Where's the CNN story on the four super delegates Sen. Obama picked up today? Will this even get posted... I wonder.

    May 7, 2008 02:44 pm at 2:44 pm |
  16. Montreal

    I am very content Clinton is in the race, especially since i prefer republican values.

    What i don't understand is the lack of integrity of clinton backers. Don't Americans take pride in having integrity any more? Didn't she of her own volition agree to and sign a deal that fl/mi don't count?

    And she claims experience. What, being a wife or a failed health bill?

    May 7, 2008 02:44 pm at 2:44 pm |
  17. woman from south

    Well I guess he knows not to go against his paycheck
    please you need a Job next term.

    May 7, 2008 02:45 pm at 2:45 pm |
  18. Amanda

    Are you kidding me? You endorse Clinton the day after your state handily voted for Obama, and she has basically become a mathematical impossibility?

    Stop encouraging her already. How about accepting that Obama has won the nomination and doing a little something to UNITE the party?

    May 7, 2008 02:45 pm at 2:45 pm |
  19. Dennis

    I guess you can't blame him for living up to what he said he would do.

    May 7, 2008 02:45 pm at 2:45 pm |
  20. carolinas

    More superdelegates should support OBAMA to make Hillary to understand that the game is over.

    OBAMA 2008...!!!

    May 7, 2008 02:45 pm at 2:45 pm |
  21. Lawrence for barack

    lol something wrong with this guy, its pointless for him to do that, oh I forgot he went to lunch with Bill Clinton couple days ago.

    May 7, 2008 02:45 pm at 2:45 pm |
  22. Larry in Michigan

    I understand his logic and I can respect his decision.

    May 7, 2008 02:46 pm at 2:46 pm |
  23. Theresa, Ohio

    Poor and dumb Guy.

    Probably his first term will be his last term too. hahaha..

    May 7, 2008 02:46 pm at 2:46 pm |
  24. Jane

    Even the flying monkeys are abandoning her because she is melting, melting, melting..... LOL

    May 7, 2008 02:46 pm at 2:46 pm |
  25. Dal

    Looks like the Head injury he took while being a NFL quaterback is causing him this problems. He can't see straight. May be in 3 weeks time he will repent and change his mind.

    May 7, 2008 02:47 pm at 2:47 pm |
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