(CNN) - Barack Obama won two more superdelegate endorsements Thursday, narrowing his deficit with Hillary Clinton to seven.
North Carolina Rep. Brad Miller and Washington Rep. Rick Larsen both announced they will cast their superdelegate votes for the Illinois senator.
"The decision was not easy," Miller, a two-term congressman, said in a statement. "Senator Clinton has run an impressive campaign, and has spoken eloquently to the concerns to working and middle class American families. She is one of the great leaders of this generation.
"Senator Obama understands that he has the chance not just to win the election this year, but to be a great president," he added.
Miller's district, which includes Raleigh, overwhelmingly voted for Obama Tuesday, 63 percent to 35 percent.
Larsen, a three-term congressman whose district lies in the northwest area of Washington state, praised Obama as the "best candidate to turn our country's hopes for a better future into reality."
"This week, Senator Obama has proven that he is tough and resilient," he said. "He has shown that he can take a pounding, come back and continue to communicate with the public to deliver his message of hope and change."
Obama easily defeated Clinton in Washington's February 19 caucus, 68 percent to 31 percent.
The two endorsements bring Clinton's advantage over Obama among superdelegates down to seven, according to CNN's estimate; Clinton has the backing of 267 superdelegates, while Obama has 260.
Since Tuesday's primaries, Obama has gained six superdelegates while Clinton has picked up one. But Clinton also lost a superdelegate Wednesday - DNC member Jennifer McClellan switched her support to Obama - for a net gain of zero.
(Updates with Larsen endorsement)
LET'S GO PRESIDENT OBAMA!!!
ITS TOT HE WHITE HOUSE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
YES! YES! YES!
Thank you! Go Obama!
This is the plan so it doesn't make Hillary look bad!!!
President of the Unite States of America....... President Obama!
Welcome aboard the Obama train. Thank you and bless you.
One step closer to sealing the deal!
Hillary is here to stay because many lifelong democrats do not like election fixing that has influenced this primary.
We will NOT vote for Obama- for no reason but to protest the corruption of this primary: Advantages for one, obstacles for the other. Media bias. Flawed caucus format. Obama supporters using bully tactics at caucus. Obama with his gloating, cocky, arrogant mocking of Hillary with his Annie Oakley antics (while claiming he does not go negative). Obama with his ridiculing of Hillary by dismissively brushing her off his shoulder ( again, not negative? is this the uniter?). And, of course the Fl and Mi fiasco. It is never good or right to disenfranchise your voter base.
So We WILL teach the DNC a lesson with our vote in Nov.
It is that simple.
Thank you. One more step closer to the nomination.
'm sick of seeing people say, "If not Hillary – I will vote for McCAIN!!!!"
What's wrong with you people?
Gas prices not high enough for you?
Not enough kids getting blown to pieces in Iraq for you?
Not enough conservative judges on the supreme court for you?
You know, the next president will appoint at least two judges. If McCain is the president, you can say goodbye to Roe v. Wade.
Is that what you want?
Stop being stupid, all of you.
Thank you Rep. Miller! God bless you and God bless America!
welcome aboard! Everyone is welcome and excepted in the Obama campaign! Hillary supporters Mc Cain supporters,White,Black, Hispanic,Gay,Straight, everyone just like in America they are all welcome with open arms to rebuild and reunite these divided states of America!
Go Obama 08 Yes We Can
OMG, that means Obama's only 10 superdelegates behind Clinton. WATCH him close the gap in a week, I bet you anything.
Welcome, Mr. Miller!
keep em coming
Give me one to two SD a day Obama.
Face the facts Obama has won
Please vote with facts in Nov
In Nov- many of us lifelong democrats will not vote for Obama on principle.
The DNC and democratic party elites fixed this primary for Obama. They did everything short of actually pushing Hillary from the race. The pro-Obama support and bias was evident, while the gender hatred was viewed as acceptable- even funny.
The caucus format is undemocratic and flawed and clearly advantaged Obama- and also allowed Obama supporters to cheat.
Fl and Mi were not in play- again, advantage Obama, disadvantage Clinton.
So many of us will not encourage more of the same in future primaries by ultimately voting for the party nominee (Obama). We will protest the corruption and unfairness with our vote in Nov.
Hmmm, I watch the delegate count a bit more than is probably healthy. I've noticed that sometimes it changes dramatically with no news and other times one super-delegate makes the news. Is it that some are more forward about why they chose who they chose?
everybody relax, it'll be over soon..
Just say NO to McBush!
No more war!
No more Bush policies!
No more lobbyists!
No more secrets and lies!
No more Bush/Clinton/Clinton/Bush!
OBAMA / Kathleen Sebelius '08
Such courage may prevent Clinton and other forces of the status quo (Reid, Feinstein, and Pelosi–unless they reverse recent actions) from doing irreparable damage to the party, and by corollary, the country.
BARAK JUST IGNORE HILLARY SHE WILL JUST GO AWAY YOU WON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
DEMS UNITE AROUND OUR LEADER!!!!!!
Good decision! Keep 'em coming. The sooner the superdelegates all come off the fence and support Obama, the sooner we can heal the party and move ahead to the White House.
It is a mistake for superdelegates to wait.
Thank you, Brad for your thoughtful move. Pls also talk to your other as yet Undeclared Super Friends to come out in support of OBAMA.
By continuing this race, Hillary is fast sealing off any remaining hope for her to still be relevant in the DEM Party after OBAMA becomes president. SHE SHOULD KNOW THIS!