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. Bill

    His constituents can at least be sure he supports them. That is a lot more than many elected officials do. Would Hillary do the same for you?

    May 7, 2008 03:02 pm at 3:02 pm |
  2. Unshrub

    First it was horrifying, then it became funny, and now it is just sad in how Hillary acts like she can still win. All I can feel is piety for those who still believe she has a chance.

    May 7, 2008 03:02 pm at 3:02 pm |
  3. andrea, Illinois

    I would rather see him on Obama's side. But let's give him credit for standing to his words and trying to do the right thing.
    Fellow Obama-supporters, it doesn't matter if he was a good quaterback or not. Let's not get down on the low Clinton supporter level.

    May 7, 2008 03:02 pm at 3:02 pm |
  4. Al

    The guy did what he said he would do. No harm in that and no sense calling him out of his name. I wish more people would do that. I'm an Obama supporter but I can find no fault in what this guy did. I support his decision.

    May 7, 2008 03:02 pm at 3:02 pm |
  5. new voter

    Superdelegate should decide NOW!!

    May 7, 2008 03:02 pm at 3:02 pm |
  6. Becky, Fairfax, VA

    funny comments on here!

    May 7, 2008 03:03 pm at 3:03 pm |
  7. Rebel Yell

    Nothing super about this delegate.

    Looks like HRC has wrapped up the white athletic scholarship 'jock' vote. Maybe there is a job for him on Wall Street because it will not be on K street. Maybe they can become Republican presidential lobbyists together, because at this point that is all that Hillary's campaign amounts to

    May 7, 2008 03:03 pm at 3:03 pm |
  8. wyoming dem

    Too many tackles that led to head injuries....

    May 7, 2008 03:03 pm at 3:03 pm |
  9. Huntsville, AL supports Obama!

    "Barack Obama pocketed the support of at least four Democratic convention superdelegates on Wednesday, building on the momentum from a convincing North Carolina primary victory."


    May 7, 2008 03:03 pm at 3:03 pm |
  10. Janis

    A terrible QB and even a worse Congressman. I wont fault him for living up to his word though.

    May 7, 2008 03:04 pm at 3:04 pm |
  11. Kaseam Ali, Philly, PA

    Shuler was a loser in the NFL with the Washington Redskins, and he is a loser with the Clinton Campaign. This guy is a Super Idiot.

    May 7, 2008 03:04 pm at 3:04 pm |
  12. Ramona

    Brad, and you trust the Clintons???? Where were you when Bill Clintong was doing his dirty work while he was in the White House?? OMG!!!!

    May 7, 2008 03:04 pm at 3:04 pm |
  13. shelly in IL

    That's alright, nice job Mr. Shuler but still 200+ to go. No lose to Senator O.

    May 7, 2008 03:05 pm at 3:05 pm |
  14. Impartial Observer

    I respect Shuler for sticking to his word ... we need more politicians do so. The one that is out of her mind is Hillary. She can't give up her 15 minutes of fame and work towards uniting the party.

    May 7, 2008 03:05 pm at 3:05 pm |
  15. Kentucky

    Why endorse Senator Clinton when she is losing and no way can she caught up. I think this young man just wasted his vote.

    May 7, 2008 03:06 pm at 3:06 pm |
  16. Rich in Upstate NY

    I will NEVER vote for Obama! I would sooner vote for George Bush again. As that is not possible, I would vote for McCain over Obama.

    May 7, 2008 03:06 pm at 3:06 pm |
  17. Gary

    Are you guys ready for an intern, inexperienced President? You can have Obama if you want!

    Good endorsement Rep. Shuler! HILLARY is set to win big in West Virginia & she is set to win this election!

    May 7, 2008 03:06 pm at 3:06 pm |
  18. Mike

    A first round draft pick bust apparently isn't doing much better in his new career.

    May 7, 2008 03:07 pm at 3:07 pm |
  19. nina

    I like Obama, but this guy did say he would support whomever won his district, and apparently Hillary won his district.
    So he's standing by his word. Gotta respect him for that.

    May 7, 2008 03:07 pm at 3:07 pm |
  20. Freida NYC

    CNN, where is my comment?

    May 7, 2008 03:07 pm at 3:07 pm |
  21. jim

    he'll switch pretty soon once he figures hillary cant win

    May 7, 2008 03:08 pm at 3:08 pm |
  22. Theogracias

    Wow, that's the end of his career. that's a shame. too funny.

    May 7, 2008 03:08 pm at 3:08 pm |
  23. Common Sense

    He went to church and then lunch with Bill. He pomised that we would vote the way his constiuents went. Played very safe here and not like a star. Very indicative of his football career.........but you have to give him credit for sticking with his promise.

    May 7, 2008 03:09 pm at 3:09 pm |
  24. walter tichana tx

    im sure Obama picked up a more delegates today than Hillary.OBAMA 08....ITS GAME OVER

    May 7, 2008 03:09 pm at 3:09 pm |
  25. Ready for Change

    Isn't is strange that anyone who disagrees with Obama supporters must be deranged or corrupt or in any case, certainly wrong. I wonder where all this world experience came from that makes Obama, and only Obama supporters, sooooooooooo very smart. Hint.... it might not be everybody else that is wrong. There just might be people out there with more knowledge and experience and wisdom than Obama or his nasty ugly supporters.

    May 7, 2008 03:10 pm at 3:10 pm |
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