(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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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!
He has to back her. He gave his word to back whomever won in his district. He had no choice.
All super delegates should vote on how their districts were won...
Heath was a lost on the filed and ...
When will this woman go away
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.
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.
He should go with who won the STATE-– and that CLEARLY was Obama...
YAY... It's all over, (clap, clap, clap), it's all over (clap, clap, clap).... BYE HILLARY....
Yeah!...who are the super delegates that Barack just picked up?
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.
He stood by his word. No need to blame him fellow Obama supporters.
wait a minute did Clinton win NC by 13 points or lost by 14%?
CNN what is going on here?
Rep. Heath Shuler has to support Cliton because Bill went to church with him and took him to lunch
He has been sacked too many times!!
I respect him for keeping his words.
Congressman Schuler is really an "Operation Chaos Operative".. working undercover for Rush Limbaugh..
I respect him staying with his original promise, but he was a terrible quarterback.
Who cares – You did not do anything worthwhile since you were the QB at Tennessee......
And in other news, Ryan Leaf and Tim Couch also announced they are supporting Hillary...
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)
He didn't make very good decisions as an NFL quarterback either.
Schuler, definitely out of his frigging mind
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.
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