May 9th, 2008
05:15 PM ET
10 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. jfs Memhis, Tn

    Keep em' coming. Welcome aboard ya'll !!!!!!!! Next stop Denver and then on to Nov and the White House...... !!!!!

    May 9, 2008 05:14 pm at 5:14 pm |
  2. Chuck, Oregonians for Obama

    And the numbers keep going. Seems to me that Hillary needs to take a good look at the numbers and think really hard. Secondly, she needs to stop crying about a debate. She will not get another one. Sen Obama would rather talk directly to the people in large, medium and small groups. You need to get back on message Sen Clinton and stop this fussing. Im in oregon and already voted for Obama by mail.

    May 9, 2008 05:14 pm at 5:14 pm |
  3. barackobama4prez


    May 9, 2008 05:14 pm at 5:14 pm |


    May 9, 2008 05:14 pm at 5:14 pm |
  5. An Agnostic Democrat

    Here comes the wave, Hillary! Hold on to your nod, nod, clap, clap, point, point, and that big funhouse mirror and mad clown smile because it will soon be washed away!!! Pant suits for sale in every color under the rainbow.

    May 9, 2008 05:15 pm at 5:15 pm |
  6. Jude Nkama

    Why are you repeating the Clinton Superdelegates that announced before IN and NC? – making it seem like they are matching the new Superdelegates that declared for Obama today. That's unethcal journalism because you are creating a wrong impression.

    May 9, 2008 05:15 pm at 5:15 pm |
  7. joyce

    wonderful thank you sd
    we need to end this before hillary totally destroys our party
    i am a white woman 65 year old and i know lots of people
    i am from paragould arkansas and 99 percent white and we all are supporting obama. she need not keep saying we want vote for a black man. come nov we will all vote dem.

    please post this

    May 9, 2008 05:15 pm at 5:15 pm |
  8. Mani, NJ

    Alot of these superdelegates should look up the word loyalty. Just because it seems like Obama may be the nominee does not mean they should get on that wagon and be a bunch of followers. If they supported Clinton first, then they should maintain their faith in her. Thats their job isnt it, to endorse the candidate that has a better chance of winning in November. The media keeps saying how the superdelegates should not overturn the will of the people, but which people are talking about? About half support Obama and another half supports Clinton. Is one group of supporters better than the other. These superdelegates know Clinton would be a better president.

    May 9, 2008 05:15 pm at 5:15 pm |
  9. White Independent

    Finally these guys are going to use some common sense. The only way the Democrats could lose this election is if they had voted in Hillary. There is something happening when Americans who are young in age and in spirit – who have never before participated in politics – turn out in numbers we’ve never seen because they know in their hearts that this time must be different. There is something happening when people vote not just for the party they belong to but the hopes they hold in common – that whether we are rich or poor; black or white; Latino or Asian; whether we hail from Iowa or New Hampshire, Nevada or South Carolina, we are ready to take this country in a fundamentally new direction. That is what’s happening in America right now. Change is what’s happening in America. You can be the new majority who can lead this nation out of a long political darkness – Democrats, Independents and Republicans who are tired of the division and distraction that has clouded Washington; who know that we can disagree without being disagreeable; who understand that if we mobilize our voices to challenge the money and influence that’s stood in our way and challenge ourselves to reach for something better, there’s no problem we can’t solve – no destiny we cannot fulfill. WE are the change WE'VE been looking for.

    May 9, 2008 05:15 pm at 5:15 pm |
  10. Venus

    YES! We got 9-SD today! Way to go!

    Hillary got 1-SD!

    May 9, 2008 05:17 pm at 5:17 pm |
  11. Robert A. Lewis

    Does America really want Obama or does America really not want the Clintons?

    May 9, 2008 05:17 pm at 5:17 pm |
  12. lol

    who cares, if and big IF he is the nomination, mccain will beat him in november, because the core of the democratic party, blue collar, seniors, and catholics will vote for mccain. the dnc treated hillary very bad, and her supporters will not forget that when we go to the polls in november. mccain08!

    May 9, 2008 05:18 pm at 5:18 pm |
  13. Patrick

    Time to unite the party! It's been an historic race, but hopefully now Clinton and her many supporters can find a way to put their energy and support behind Obama. He'll need their help, no doubt about it.

    May 9, 2008 05:18 pm at 5:18 pm |
  14. veronica

    WOW!!! Superdelegates are running from Clinton like rats from a trap!!! Obama is killing her in everway. It really is time for her to give in!!!

    May 9, 2008 05:19 pm at 5:19 pm |
  15. Farhan

    drip. drip. drip.


    obama 08

    May 9, 2008 05:19 pm at 5:19 pm |
  16. BAY





    May 9, 2008 05:20 pm at 5:20 pm |
  17. MULU

    Hillary ! it is better to give up and stand behind one candidate (Obama)
    for the sake of your party and for the American People.
    to stay on campaign without having any good chance to win the race offers the other side of political groupe a better battle ground for November election.
    you can make a historical big difference by doing that

    God bless you!

    May 9, 2008 05:21 pm at 5:21 pm |
  18. Maya

    while the news media CNN MSNBC are having sex with Barack Obama, the democrats superdelegates are falling in love with him. Therefore, I will not be part of that party anymore, I am black and a Hillary supporter I will never vote for Obama. I am disgusted with the way the media and the democrats have been so unfair to Hillary.

    Obama is not going to win the States that Hillary won, when it comes to Michigan and Florida forget it.

    The media and the morons in the Democratic party are responsible for the divisions that exist among the democrat voters, good news for John McCain.

    May 9, 2008 05:21 pm at 5:21 pm |
  19. Its Over

    Obama wins plain and simple. Lets give Clinton 70 percent of the vote in the last 6 primaries and lets give her 61 percent of the superdelegates. That would bring the delegate count to Clinton 2003 Obama 2026. Anyone that thinks she can do this continue supporting her. The rest that knows deep down that she is done. Its time to rally around Obama to defeat McCann

    May 9, 2008 05:22 pm at 5:22 pm |
  20. Texas Independent

    Even if Obama gets 2025, Hillary will still DEMAND a convention.

    May 9, 2008 05:22 pm at 5:22 pm |
  21. Dorothy & Toto Kansas

    It’s time to queue the Munchkins.

    May 9, 2008 05:22 pm at 5:22 pm |
  22. chinaman

    Don't worry Hillary, your white supporters won't allow this black man in the white house. Look at what they did to those black guys in Philadelphia.

    May 9, 2008 05:22 pm at 5:22 pm |
  23. Rich In Seattle

    Who are these Superdelegates who are still coming out for Clinton? Do they not understand that the General campaign has started and that they need to support the party? At this point, anyone who supports Clinton is only supporting the Republicans. They may as well drive around with "W'08" stickers on the back of their cars.

    May 9, 2008 05:22 pm at 5:22 pm |
  24. ObamaSupporters

    That's what I'm talking about!

    Go Obama

    May 9, 2008 05:23 pm at 5:23 pm |
  25. Sab


    OBAMA 08

    May 9, 2008 05:23 pm at 5:23 pm |
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