May 7th, 2008
11:35 AM ET
5 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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soundoff (253 Responses)
  1. mudfinger

    Hey! I don't know him but my 1st impressioin is I LIKE HIM. Rep. Shuler simply kept his word to the people he represents. That's what REALLY matters people! CNN covered it because it is unusual. I believe his choice will help him in the long run as it is the right thing to do. Who cannot respect him for this? I'm sure Mr. Obama respects his integrity in this matter.

    May 7, 2008 04:42 pm at 4:42 pm |
  2. douadavid, PA

    I never saw a racist vote in my life until this election. Obama ' s change is to divide the democrat party more than you can think : black against white , young against old , woman against man , student against educator , labor worker against professionnal, drug dealer against crook , christian against moslem , party member against party member , and democrat against democrat. This is very good news for John Mcain , America hero. 2008 is for Hillary or Mcain.

    May 7, 2008 04:50 pm at 4:50 pm |
  3. Murus

    Oh!

    Does this mean someone has to go to school to learn that the game has changed? Hillary knew it when she talked about the game changer thing.

    So, we are waiting for Hillary to find an exit.

    Murus,
    Florida.

    May 7, 2008 04:52 pm at 4:52 pm |
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