May 7th, 2008
11:35 AM ET
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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. Its okay to be right

    I can appreicate his loyalty to his district and Hillary; its admirable. Having said that, he knows it doesn't mean much and so does Hillary.

    Let's unite to win the fight!
    Obama 08

    May 7, 2008 02:47 pm at 2:47 pm |
  2. Cammi317

    He has to back her. He gave his word to back whomever won in his district. He had no choice.

    May 7, 2008 02:47 pm at 2:47 pm |
  3. HJ

    All super delegates should vote on how their districts were won...

    May 7, 2008 02:47 pm at 2:47 pm |
  4. Trustee

    Heath was a lost on the filed and ...

    May 7, 2008 02:48 pm at 2:48 pm |
  5. Nesa, Tampa, Florida

    When will this woman go away

    May 7, 2008 02:48 pm at 2:48 pm |
  6. carol NC

    I believe he is. He is just one of the so called white uneducated people as CNN keeps calling it. I wish they would stop with that. That looks down upon people.

    May 7, 2008 02:48 pm at 2:48 pm |
  7. Susan, TX

    Whatever....if he wants to back her even when she is losing...let him. His district voted for her so he is going with the flow.

    May 7, 2008 02:48 pm at 2:48 pm |
  8. Lauren

    Why?!
    He should go with who won the STATE-– and that CLEARLY was Obama...

    May 7, 2008 02:49 pm at 2:49 pm |
  9. Jim

    YAY... It's all over, (clap, clap, clap), it's all over (clap, clap, clap).... BYE HILLARY....

    May 7, 2008 02:49 pm at 2:49 pm |
  10. Kingsley Brown

    Yeah!...who are the super delegates that Barack just picked up?

    May 7, 2008 02:49 pm at 2:49 pm |
  11. Educated White Man for Obama

    He did the right thing...he endorsed Clinton because he promised his constituents that he would endorse whomever they voted for. Backing out of that would be a bad thing.

    May 7, 2008 02:50 pm at 2:50 pm |
  12. Democrat, NC

    He stood by his word. No need to blame him fellow Obama supporters.

    Obama '08

    May 7, 2008 02:50 pm at 2:50 pm |
  13. Jane-Nevada

    wait a minute did Clinton win NC by 13 points or lost by 14%?
    CNN what is going on here?

    May 7, 2008 02:50 pm at 2:50 pm |
  14. Hillary Support before

    Rep. Heath Shuler has to support Cliton because Bill went to church with him and took him to lunch

    May 7, 2008 02:50 pm at 2:50 pm |
  15. Bill

    He has been sacked too many times!!

    May 7, 2008 02:50 pm at 2:50 pm |
  16. linoue - NY

    I respect him for keeping his words.

    May 7, 2008 02:51 pm at 2:51 pm |
  17. Smearjay

    Congressman Schuler is really an "Operation Chaos Operative".. working undercover for Rush Limbaugh..

    May 7, 2008 02:51 pm at 2:51 pm |
  18. Joe

    I respect him staying with his original promise, but he was a terrible quarterback.

    May 7, 2008 02:51 pm at 2:51 pm |
  19. American Girl

    Who cares – You did not do anything worthwhile since you were the QB at Tennessee......

    Good Bye!

    May 7, 2008 02:52 pm at 2:52 pm |
  20. PJ, NYC

    And in other news, Ryan Leaf and Tim Couch also announced they are supporting Hillary...

    May 7, 2008 02:52 pm at 2:52 pm |
  21. Thomas

    All the supers should vote based on what the people in there area voted for... (I wonder if someone would go a poll that would show what the numbers would be if that was the case)

    May 7, 2008 02:52 pm at 2:52 pm |
  22. jr

    He didn't make very good decisions as an NFL quarterback either.

    May 7, 2008 02:52 pm at 2:52 pm |
  23. stanley

    Schuler, definitely out of his frigging mind

    May 7, 2008 02:53 pm at 2:53 pm |
  24. Tara

    Great! Now will the other superdelegates come on out? We know your supporting him behind closed doors. Come out the closet! Don't let our presumptive nominee take any mud slinging from Hillary.

    May 7, 2008 02:53 pm at 2:53 pm |
  25. RON

    lol.... i am a OBam supporter ... but he said that b 4 the contest.... im not going to hate u buddy..... but you are on the loosing side

    Obama 08

    May 7, 2008 02:53 pm at 2:53 pm |
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