May 7th, 2008
11:35 AM ET
6 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. Dan in CO

    Shuler always said he'd endorse whoever won NC-11.

    Hillary won NC-11.

    May 7, 2008 02:54 pm at 2:54 pm |
  2. Maite

    Clinton's go home

    May 7, 2008 02:54 pm at 2:54 pm |
  3. The Truth

    Respect his decision....everyone has a different logic, it may be state, district, delegate leader, etc. As long as that logic was established beforehand and not a rationale after the fact.

    May 7, 2008 02:54 pm at 2:54 pm |
  4. mitchell from arkansaw

    too many concussions on the playing field.he's not as good a politician,as he was a football player.

    May 7, 2008 02:55 pm at 2:55 pm |
  5. robert r.lauritsen

    This guy got hit in the head one too many times. He clearly does not think straight.

    May 7, 2008 02:55 pm at 2:55 pm |
  6. James

    We must respect his decision

    May 7, 2008 02:55 pm at 2:55 pm |
  7. proud army and navy mom

    rep Shuler is a real loser. he was a ball player too. no surprise

    May 7, 2008 02:55 pm at 2:55 pm |
  8. Texas Boy

    Come on guys! Give this guy a break. He is a formal NFL player that got hit in the head too many times. He really don't know that he just endorsed Clinton...just like she doesn't know that the race is really over.

    May 7, 2008 02:55 pm at 2:55 pm |
  9. Harry, Irvine California

    Why are super delegates are letting this think to go on, I hope they can see the only hope for this country and a better world is OBAMA !!!!

    May 7, 2008 02:56 pm at 2:56 pm |
  10. Good Man

    I respect anyone who could keep his or her word, even though I think a good man throws his support to a wrong person.

    Bless you.

    May 7, 2008 02:57 pm at 2:57 pm |
  11. Neutral

    Good on Schuler, a man of his word. BTW, Schuler is a moderate democrat.

    May 7, 2008 02:58 pm at 2:58 pm |
  12. Kevin

    Was he wearing a helmet when he played?

    May 7, 2008 02:58 pm at 2:58 pm |
  13. Zoey

    Obama picked up 4 superdelegates today. Go Obama !!

    May 7, 2008 02:58 pm at 2:58 pm |
  14. Brad

    Too Bad, If Hillary drops out, I will not vote! I do not trust Barak Obama.
    I would prefer McCain to him,

    May 7, 2008 02:59 pm at 2:59 pm |
  15. Frosty

    A quarterback eh? I thought you needed some intelligence to be a quarterback. This guy, Schuler, clearly doesn't have it. In all fairness, he is keeping his word and voting for the will of his people (district) but he is still a dumb fella.

    May 7, 2008 02:59 pm at 2:59 pm |
  16. jonny

    why does one Clinton super delegate get a whole article, and Obama's 3 get a once sentence mention as an afterthought?

    May 7, 2008 02:59 pm at 2:59 pm |
  17. Going down fighting

    I understand and honor Shuler's promise to support whomever won his district. But what I can't understand if your going down fighting, shouldn't the fight be close?

    May 7, 2008 03:00 pm at 3:00 pm |
  18. Q

    Schuler has no choice ..he made a committment and has to stick to it ! That is a respected decision ..it sucks but he promised!!

    May 7, 2008 03:00 pm at 3:00 pm |
  19. ABC=Anybody But Clinton

    okay.....but you're sailing on a sinking ship

    May 7, 2008 03:00 pm at 3:00 pm |
  20. QwaseZeb

    I repsect his decision, and wish the representatives from Washington State did the same (Many supported Hillary, although Obama won their districts). Support the candidate whom you constituents voted on. Obama would have a much larger Superdelegate lead if more representative voted that way.

    May 7, 2008 03:00 pm at 3:00 pm |
  21. Dummy

    That's why the Redskins dropped you . Always making bad decisions

    May 7, 2008 03:01 pm at 3:01 pm |
  22. Tim

    And so it begins. It will be over soon.

    Obama 08

    May 7, 2008 03:01 pm at 3:01 pm |
  23. K

    Wow. Nice. A politician who stands by his word.

    May 7, 2008 03:01 pm at 3:01 pm |
  24. democracy?

    Only if Richardson did the same thing. Every time I saw him speaking, I feel he is slapping his own face while saying things contrary to what he said before.

    May 7, 2008 03:02 pm at 3:02 pm |
  25. Change is Coming!

    Please, everyone – stop the taunting. Listen to what Obama is sayinig and has been saying all along...we need unity right now. All Democrats need to vote for whoever the nominee is. We MUST win, our we're headed for four more bad years. We're digging a big hole right now, and we need a Democrat in office to help us crawl out.

    May 7, 2008 03:02 pm at 3:02 pm |
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