(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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Gotta respect him for living up to his promise and representing his district... Congrats Hillary...
Man, the Obamabots that post on CNN are really despicable.
Come on, fellow Obama supporters. He's doing what we wish all "super" delegates would – respect the will of the voters and reflect the popular vote. Seems like a reasonable approach to me.
He did the right Democratic thing to do. He voted based on the desires of his district. Obama will still win the nomination. Check out mifavpolitician.com, to support your candidate. Has some cool, humorous stuff.
A Democrat in 08!!
Senator Clinton, you've _lost_. The sooner you accept that publicly, the less you damage your own reputation and the party you've worked so hard for.
The Superdelegates should bring this to an end. Hillary's friends and spouse should encourage her to let it go.
The guy must not have worn a helmet in his football days!
You have to respect his decision. He is standing by his district. Can't blame him for that.
Obama did pick up three or four more supers. Good for him.
Like HC says, he can always change his mind later....
Hillary is no problem! The real problem are the superdelegates!
Please stay in the race. Do the dirty work for us. We rublicans may not all love Mccain as much as Huckabee but we can agree on one thing-Any republican is better than HIllary or Obama.
--Republican Empire 2000-20016
Unbelieveable............Maybe that is why his career wasn't that great while he was in the NFL.......judgement is everything, especially being a quarterback in the NFL.......
I don't agree with his decision but he kept his word which is good to the people he represents.
What is Shuler's reasoning?
can somebody please wake this guy from sleep, clinton has lost, what has bill done to his brain.
Keep them coming! 174 needed!
And Hillary's last words last night were, SEND MONEY!!!!
How come you people that love her so much don't send your
gas money to her.?????
Manuel TX, Yes they are :) I think they are hired by the Obama camp...they are typical of his type of people!!! Worst than George Bush and that is saying a lot!!!!!!!!!!!
This guy obviously got hit in the head one too many times
while playing football... what the heck is wrong with him!!!
Obama took her OUT!! Why would you still support her!
He's cute but not too bright. I like that in a man.
AAAhhh....ok..he went with his district.
Wow...an honest democrat. Where did you find this guy???
I wonder about some of CNN's reporting...
--that is one the reasons we should not vote for her, its all about them, forget the people of usa, -–
shame on hillary
Why do you people think we all have to support your token negro?
Fight on Hillary!
Man of his word. I admire and respect that.