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. Michael

    Gotta respect him for living up to his promise and representing his district... Congrats Hillary...

    May 7, 2008 03:22 pm at 3:22 pm |
  2. Manuel TX

    Man, the Obamabots that post on CNN are really despicable.
    :)

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

    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.

    May 7, 2008 03:23 pm at 3:23 pm |
  4. The Voice

    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!!

    May 7, 2008 03:23 pm at 3:23 pm |
  5. Joel, Pittsburgh, PA

    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.

    May 7, 2008 03:23 pm at 3:23 pm |
  6. faye

    The Superdelegates should bring this to an end. Hillary's friends and spouse should encourage her to let it go.

    May 7, 2008 03:24 pm at 3:24 pm |
  7. Joe B.

    The guy must not have worn a helmet in his football days!

    OBAMA '08

    May 7, 2008 03:24 pm at 3:24 pm |
  8. Well

    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.

    May 7, 2008 03:25 pm at 3:25 pm |
  9. M.S. Indiana

    Like HC says, he can always change his mind later....

    May 7, 2008 03:26 pm at 3:26 pm |
  10. Sammy

    Hillary is no problem! The real problem are the superdelegates!

    May 7, 2008 03:26 pm at 3:26 pm |
  11. Rush, MO

    Dear Hillary,
    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

    May 7, 2008 03:27 pm at 3:27 pm |
  12. dlr

    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.......

    May 7, 2008 03:27 pm at 3:27 pm |
  13. Tammy

    I don't agree with his decision but he kept his word which is good to the people he represents.

    May 7, 2008 03:28 pm at 3:28 pm |
  14. B ESS

    What is Shuler's reasoning?

    May 7, 2008 03:29 pm at 3:29 pm |
  15. ocaidel

    can somebody please wake this guy from sleep, clinton has lost, what has bill done to his brain.

    May 7, 2008 03:30 pm at 3:30 pm |
  16. Dusacre

    Keep them coming! 174 needed!

    May 7, 2008 03:34 pm at 3:34 pm |
  17. kathleen,retired Professional w/woman for obama

    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.?????

    May 7, 2008 03:34 pm at 3:34 pm |
  18. fred

    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!!!!!!!!!!!

    May 7, 2008 03:34 pm at 3:34 pm |
  19. Yoselly Ramos Democrat NJ

    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!

    May 7, 2008 03:35 pm at 3:35 pm |
  20. Allan

    He's cute but not too bright. I like that in a man.

    May 7, 2008 03:35 pm at 3:35 pm |
  21. shannonL

    AAAhhh....ok..he went with his district.

    Wow...an honest democrat. Where did you find this guy???

    May 7, 2008 03:35 pm at 3:35 pm |
  22. Peter Coville

    I wonder about some of CNN's reporting...

    May 7, 2008 03:37 pm at 3:37 pm |
  23. CNN=Hillary Clinton

    --that is one the reasons we should not vote for her, its all about them, forget the people of usa, -–

    shame on hillary

    May 7, 2008 03:37 pm at 3:37 pm |
  24. Ben

    Why do you people think we all have to support your token negro?
    Fight on Hillary!

    May 7, 2008 03:38 pm at 3:38 pm |
  25. George, Los Angeles

    Man of his word. I admire and respect that.

    May 7, 2008 03:39 pm at 3:39 pm |
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