May 9th, 2008
05:15 PM ET
6 years ago

Three more supers for Obama

(CNN) - Barack Obama picked up another three more superdelegates Friday afternoon.

Hawaii Rep. Mazie Hirono, South Carolina Democratic Party Vice Chair Wilber Lee Jeffcoat, and New Mexico add on delegate Laurie Weahkee all announced they are backing the Illinois senator.

CNN has also confirmed five new superdelegates for Clinton, though they all endorsed the New York senator before the primaries in Indiana and North Carolina. The latest announcements for Obama narrow Clinton's lead in superdelegates to four. At the year's start, she led by more than 100 superdelegates.

(Updates with New Mexico superdelegate)

soundoff (194 Responses)
  1. April in Texas

    Well that drip drip drip seems to have turned into a bigger leak.. I am expecting a flood of supers soon.. In the meantime I thank all superdelegates that come out to show support of Barack Obama..

    Obama 08/09

    May 9, 2008 05:23 pm at 5:23 pm |
  2. John

    THE ONLY WAY BARACK OBAMA CAN LOOSE THE NOMINATION IS IF BILL CLINTON CAMPAIGNS ON HIS BEHALF BETWEEN NOW AND JUNE THIRD

    May 9, 2008 05:24 pm at 5:24 pm |
  3. GL

    So give the real number CNN-

    Obama – 271
    Hillary – 271.5

    Closed the gap? They're essentially tied. The only gap will be Obama's lead as the SD's run to his support.

    It's over Hillary. You only lead the state of denial. Go home.

    May 9, 2008 05:24 pm at 5:24 pm |
  4. Extinct Snipe

    CNN is always seems to be throughing in subliminal messages supporting Clinton. The numbers are the numbers.

    Obama has the support and the money. It's just a matter of time and Obama will have all the votes he needs and more. Poor Clinton doesn't seem to know when to stop.

    I guess Clinton husband must feel like he has let Clinton wife down somehow.

    May 9, 2008 05:24 pm at 5:24 pm |
  5. jay

    What a shame that the Democrats are going to blow the opportunity again to beat the Republicans. First Gore, then Kerry and now Obama. Obama will have trouble winning many must win states like Pennsyvania, Ohio, and Florida.

    May 9, 2008 05:24 pm at 5:24 pm |
  6. Chris from San Antonio

    From a 100 delegate lead to just 4.

    Yep, I'd say the momentum is definitely on Hillary's side.

    May 9, 2008 05:26 pm at 5:26 pm |
  7. tom

    Obama Supporters Lets Continue To Give Of Our Time and Money, And If Elected, Pray For Him daily and Our Country.

    Obama 08

    May 9, 2008 05:26 pm at 5:26 pm |
  8. Grandma for Obama

    Yes! WE CAN! Im so happy for senator Obama her is truly the future and has everyones best intrests in mind... as opposed to Ms. Hillary who only seems to have white voters interests in mind!

    May 9, 2008 05:26 pm at 5:26 pm |
  9. Mark

    You call them super delegates.. I call them super SUCKERS! They are now supporting the candidate who is leading for their own hidden agendas. How pathetic can they get?

    Mark of California

    May 9, 2008 05:26 pm at 5:26 pm |
  10. Dannette

    Smart move superdelegates. Don't won't to lose those constituants (Hispanics, African Americans Asian, Native American. European voters) by siding with a scorned woman. Shame she to had to play the some college questionnaire card. Makes us all look like idiots.

    May 9, 2008 05:27 pm at 5:27 pm |
  11. faye, NV

    WAY TO GO AND LETS KEEPING GOING TOGETHER.

    May 9, 2008 05:27 pm at 5:27 pm |
  12. reindorf ankrah

    for us in africa, we are kind of watching with amazement how the whole thing is turning now. i think the earlier this race ends, the better it will be for every democrat.

    May 9, 2008 05:27 pm at 5:27 pm |
  13. Keith R.

    Flood is in full force and effect now. This thing will be clenched in four days.

    May 9, 2008 05:27 pm at 5:27 pm |
  14. RICARDO PHILLIPS OF D.C

    CNN PLEASE POST THIS

    WHAT IS GOING ON HERE? THIS MAN HAS PICKED UP MORE DELEGATES TODAY THAN CLINTON HAS IN THE LAST SEVERAL MONTHS. CLINTON YOU WANT YOUR GREYHOUND TICKET ONE WAY OR JUST OFF THE FACE OF THE EARTH. DEAR ITS A DONE DEAL. YOU ARE COOKED.

    AND FOR INBREAD JEDS IN WEST VIRGINIA,VOTE BECAUSE OF RACE IT SAYS ALOT ABOUT YOU. I AM TALKING TO THOSE WHOM DINE AT KOUSINS KOUNTRY KITCHEN, AND YOU KNOW WHO YOU ARE.

    JUST ACRONYM IT IF YOU DO NOT UNDERSTAND WHAT I AM TALKING ABOUT.

    GOD I LOVE THIS MAN

    C-COMPROMISE
    H-HEALTHCARE OR HOPE
    A-AMERICA
    N-NO BUSH POLITRICKS
    G-GOD
    E-ENVIRONMENT

    "UNITED WE STAND, OBAMA IN DEMAND"

    May 9, 2008 05:28 pm at 5:28 pm |
  15. JC

    By tomorrow, Obama will have more supers than Hillary can ever dream of.

    May 9, 2008 05:29 pm at 5:29 pm |
  16. Mike Birmingham, AL

    Alright Democrats – time to unite under the Obama banner – knock it off with the "I'll vote for McCain" sour grapes routine. You don't want 4 more years of Bush and you know it.

    May 9, 2008 05:29 pm at 5:29 pm |
  17. Frances

    There goes the lead Clinton will get in West Virginia!!

    May 9, 2008 05:29 pm at 5:29 pm |
  18. RICARDO PHILLIPS OF D.C

    I'M SORRY THATS SUPER DELEGATES.

    GOTTA GIVE CREDIT WHERE CREDIT IS DUE.

    May 9, 2008 05:29 pm at 5:29 pm |
  19. Obama '08

    Get out Hillary, the longer Obama's around the bigger his lead gets. All you are doing is giving fuel to the McCain camp with your negative ads. YOU HAVE LOST. Get over it and quit dividing up the party, you're putting yourself in front of the nation.

    May 9, 2008 05:30 pm at 5:30 pm |
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