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. M.S. Indiana

    Wow, a big day for the American people, We love you guys !!!
    Welcome to camp Obama, enjoy the ride

    Change, Yes we can !!!

    May 9, 2008 04:29 pm at 4:29 pm |
  2. Pompano Beach, FL

    Clinton...you know my grand pappy was from West virginia...

    May 9, 2008 04:29 pm at 4:29 pm |
  3. Send Scary Back to Chicago

    How much money did Obama funnel them through his Hopefund?

    Who cares about Obama/Dukakis but his minions?

    WRITE IN HILLARY !

    AMERICAN FIRST, DEMOCRAT SECOND!

    May 9, 2008 04:30 pm at 4:30 pm |
  4. Susan

    Great! Keep 'em coming!

    I am hopeful that this will all be over by next Wednesday, and then I will have a Bon Voyage soiree for Mrs. Clinton.

    May 9, 2008 04:30 pm at 4:30 pm |
  5. James

    Here comes the flood!

    May 9, 2008 04:31 pm at 4:31 pm |
  6. Jeanine

    Who cares......!! With out her supporters in November he will NEVER win....deal with it.....

    HILLARY 08'

    May 9, 2008 04:31 pm at 4:31 pm |
  7. Gobama 08-12

    Obama – president
    Rev. wright- vice president
    Rev. Al – State Dep

    Gobama 08-12

    May 9, 2008 04:32 pm at 4:32 pm |
  8. Michael

    Clinton is being nothing but selfish at this point. She is so concerned about a person's vote counting yet the only way she wins is by overturning the pledge delegate count. How is that about the voter?Even when you add MI and FL, she can not catch up.

    May 9, 2008 04:32 pm at 4:32 pm |
  9. FLORIDA Voter for Barack Obama

    So.....Who are the 5 nimrods?

    May 9, 2008 04:32 pm at 4:32 pm |
  10. 26, white

    Would you report the correct information please? ABC shows Obama ahead. OH yes you only report when Hillary is ahead. sorry never mind!

    May 9, 2008 04:32 pm at 4:32 pm |
  11. EC

    Thank YOU, Thank YOU, Thank YOU...

    Rep. Mazie Hirono and South Croinia Wilber Lee Jeffcoat, WELCOME ABOARD Gentlemen!

    May 9, 2008 04:33 pm at 4:33 pm |
  12. Dave

    It's over

    May 9, 2008 04:33 pm at 4:33 pm |
  13. Obama 08

    Rahim Emanuel has referred to Obama as the "persumtive nominee" and Rasmussen has sent out notice that they would no longer do polling concerning Clinton!!

    May 9, 2008 04:34 pm at 4:34 pm |
  14. Mike Guinn

    Watching these votes come in for Obama is nice- I wish the Clinton crowd would stop their hatred and McCain promoting.These are the ones that called OBAMA supporters cultists! I hope all who are on the fence are remembering this.
    When the Clinton/McCain folks have more war, a worse economy,RoevWade undone, healthcare for over 60 million Americans, and the draft back they'd better not even open their mouths because it will be at their own doing.
    They are disgusting and NOT Democrats- I'm sure the republiCANTS will love having them.

    May 9, 2008 04:34 pm at 4:34 pm |
  15. FL Dem

    Aloha and Welcome! :-)

    May 9, 2008 04:34 pm at 4:34 pm |
  16. Darth Vadik, CA

    Can you feel your tide turning Hillary?

    May 9, 2008 04:34 pm at 4:34 pm |
  17. Rose - Baltimore, MD

    Good news. Congrats Prez Obama!

    May 9, 2008 04:34 pm at 4:34 pm |
  18. mick

    CNN,
    You should keep The Obama's backers off the comments when the article is about Clinton it is only swaying the voters towards McCain

    May 9, 2008 04:34 pm at 4:34 pm |
  19. Belle

    Obama knows he can't win West Virginia....hmmm....so much for uniting the party....

    If Clinton sweeps W. Virgina, Kentucky, makes a close race in Oregon, sweeps Puerto Rico...it will go down to Montana and South Dakota.

    Clinton has won 10 Battleground states compared to Obama's 7.

    Clinton has won EVERY state needed to win the General Election.

    Go Independant Hillary if Obama gets the nod!!!!!!!

    May 9, 2008 04:35 pm at 4:35 pm |
  20. Democrats Rule

    Welcome Ladies and Gentleman! We are glad you came. President Obama is just what the nation ordered and you are part of that team!

    May 9, 2008 04:35 pm at 4:35 pm |
  21. fred

    Do you all notice that they are ALL low on the totum pole Rep!!!

    LMAO...they think they will get something out of this.

    Go Hillary...if not Hillary, then McCain!!!

    May 9, 2008 04:36 pm at 4:36 pm |
  22. Peace Now

    Congrats Obama. You are deserving 44th.

    May 9, 2008 04:36 pm at 4:36 pm |
  23. Rom,NY

    I don't get it CNN !!
    Before the update with the newest super delegate from New Mexico, you stated that the Clinton's lead was 4, so after the update it's supposed to be 3, not 4 !!!

    May 9, 2008 04:37 pm at 4:37 pm |
  24. Rom,NY

    I don't get it CNN !!
    Before the update with the newest super delegate from New Mexico, you stated that the Clinton's lead was 4, so after the update is supposed to be 3 not 4 !!!!

    May 9, 2008 04:37 pm at 4:37 pm |
  25. White and Old Minnesota for Barack

    who are the five idiots who think Hill-Billey is still in it? Do they think they are doing the party any favors by needlessly prolonging this election?

    May 9, 2008 04:37 pm at 4:37 pm |
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