(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)
Go Obama. You have run your campaign with dignity, honor, and integrity - even during the rough smears of the other candidates. I trust more and more superdelegates are beginning to take notice.
Drip drip drip...
Another one with the good sense to finally see the writing on the wall. Welcome aboard the Obama Express!! Keep'em coming! Hillary, you get back in spades what you dish out; welcome to some cold crow and hot pain sauce!
Aaaaaand let the disheartened, disillusioned Clinton supporters start the "Judas" hating in 3, 2, 1....
Just remember all of you die-hard Clinton backers those local therapy sessions are booking up fast.
And the people's voices are heard!
See Mich and Fla, this is what happens when you play by the rules.
It is my understanding that superdelegates were created so that the Democratic Party would never again choose a nominee for the presidency who could not win in the general election. This year, I know the decision will be especially difficult. But if logical minds prevail, then superdelegates must look at the electoral vote-rich, swing states, not who won in Iowa or N.C. Polls will tell you which candidate can win against Sen McCain. If Hilllary is the candidate, she will win the Centrist vote, Obama will not. Obama needs to explain these realities to his base. If not, we are destined, as Democrats to lose, once again.
Feel good Obama...
Then lose in Nov.
Lets get the USA back on top of the world where we should be!! Obama for President!!!
yes WE can!!!
thank you thank you thank you mr. Miller
the people of the USA thank you
history will show you made be the best choice
our f\ounding fathers are proud
we need honest people to help us all help this country back to what really is.........
US President 2008-2012 -2016
it is written
yeah when 90% blacks voted for bill clinton and defended him during the lewinsky mess no one cried racism , now the tables are turned hillary cries wolf!!! could it be that blacks actually like obama just like they loved her husband bill??? hmmmmmm
Hillary Clinton has decided to focus on the color of Barak Obama's skin, and ignore the incredible person who inhabits that skin. She's gone of the deep end, and will soon disappear from sight. Too bad. Until she did that, I thought she might make a good VP choice.
Barak needs to look at other women for that spot now.
President of these United States. That's whom Les.
Yes we can!!!
It's official. Reagan Democrats are now being called McCain Democrats.
Americans for McCain '08
Congressman Brad Miller (D-NC) endorses Barack Obama;
Miami Beach Superdelegate Gelber Backs Obama
This white woman who voted for Obama in the primary and will vote for him in November THANKS YOU!
Welcome to winning team .
I think that this is a very appropriate decision.
Keep 'em coming.
I think tomorrow will be a good day for him...they really want to head to WVA with the lead in Super Delegates......Not really sure why the remaining Supers are fence sitting though...the race is over. Although, I am sure the Clintons are blowing the entire $6.4M they loaned on investigators to dig up dirt, or just make up stuff on Obama.....She is going to go for the kill within 10 days, this will get real nasty, the Supers can end this now......like was said before, only the Dems could screw this up....what are they waiting for? More fake scandals to divide the party further....END IT
amazing... you let THIS idiot's comments post....
All his hot air speeches? President of whom? Blacks most certainly….everyone else I dont think so.
BUT LITERALLY 'PULL' MY POST OFF EXPLAINING 'WHY' BLACKS VOTE IN A UNITED FASHION... SURVIVAL...
but please.. don't le me stop your bias....
When the lead is lost in SDs Hillary had better quit. I can no longer pretend to have any repect for her as a person, politician or Woman. This mornings lowerst of lowpoints that even CNN has not brought up again even after they published her race baiting comments is unforgivable. Hear that Hillary I don't care if you cure cancer you are done with my household at the very least.
Hillary made a statement saying "White America" will vote for her. I'm a White American but standing with the obvious winner of the nomination Barack Obama. Statements like this is why I hope the Super Delegates get a spine such as Brad Miller and put an end to Hillary's negative undertones by pledging to the clear winner of this nomination Barack Opama. This is the one thing that the Democrats fail to do, take a chance and stand up for what is right. This race needs to stop being about Hillary and be about winning the General Election in November. Obama supporters should make their cases to their representives directly to stop the negativity Hillary is creating in her desperation to win the nomination. The math already clearly shows that she can't win and in fact has already lost.
Wow Les – show your true ignorance. Don't hold anything back now...!
Let's get this show on the road!