May 14th, 2008
12:45 PM ET
6 years ago

Clinton picks up a superdelegate, but still lags behind

Hilary Clinton picked up another superdelegate Wednesday.
Hilary Clinton picked up another superdelegate Wednesday.

(CNN)— Fresh off of her victory in West Virginia, Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton picked up her first superdelegate endorsement since last week.

Vicky Harwell, president of the Tennessee Federation of Democratic Women said Clinton’s victory in West Virginia helped make her decision apparent.

“Hillary’s decisive victory in West Virginia is the latest evidence that she is the strongest candidate to take on John McCain and win back the White House,” Harwell said in a statement released by the Clinton campaign. “Hillary has the plans, leadership and experience to deliver real results as president.”

This is Clinton’s first superdelegate nod since May 9, while Democratic rival Barack Obama has seen a wave of 26 superdelegate endorsements in the past week. With 2,025 delegates needed to clinch their party’s nomination, Clinton has 1,718 and Obama has 1,884 according to the latest CNN estimates.

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  1. ITS NOT 3AM, PLS WAKE HILARY UP FROM THE STATE OF DENIAL

    Is this NEWS? Watch her switch soon.

    May 14, 2008 04:28 pm at 4:28 pm |
  2. Jose Lucero

    Señorita Clinton Math 101 1+1=2 NOT, 11

    P.S
    Un gran ganador es definido por un buen perdedor.

    May 14, 2008 04:28 pm at 4:28 pm |
  3. Eli

    Absolutey a great piece of news! Shows that there is a female blue collar delegate as well! Too bad it won't help, the train is almost at the next stop, and Hillary is not on it,

    May 14, 2008 04:29 pm at 4:29 pm |
  4. Joe

    A female superdelegate sides with Clinton. Huge surprise on that one. WV was ceded long ago. It is a state that is inconsequential to the primaries. Hillary hasn't figured out yet that she is done.

    May 14, 2008 04:29 pm at 4:29 pm |
  5. HILLARY CAN WIN IN NOVEMBER!!

    HILLARY LEADS IN THE POPULAR VOTE!!!!!!!

    COUNT FL AND MI!!!!!

    AND DON'T GIVE ME THAT S@#$ THAT THEY DON'T COUNT EITHER!!!!!

    HILLARY IS THE ONE FOR THE JOB!!!!!!

    THANKS WEST VIRGINIA!!!!!!!!

    GOOD BYE OBAMA!!!!!!!!!

    May 14, 2008 04:30 pm at 4:30 pm |
  6. Phil From VA

    What about the 2 Obama picked up? Where is the reporting on that? Biased. COme on CNN.

    May 14, 2008 04:31 pm at 4:31 pm |
  7. NY voter

    This is clearly the beginning of the end for Obama

    May 14, 2008 04:31 pm at 4:31 pm |
  8. jeannie

    time.com is reporting 3.5 supers today for Obama...Clinton gets 1 and this news gets its own ticker item!!!????...Stop the bias and report fairly!!!

    May 14, 2008 04:34 pm at 4:34 pm |
  9. John from Chicago

    Why in the world does Hillary keep saying that she should be the nominee simply because she won WV, PA, CA, TX and OH. What about votes from the other 40+ states which -when totalled- give Obama the delegate lead he currently hold? If only WV, PA, CA, TX and OH count then why bother with nationwide primaries; why don't we just hold elections in those 5 states and let the winner be the nominee. Is this the same Hillary who claims that every vote should be counted? What a hypocrite.

    May 14, 2008 04:34 pm at 4:34 pm |
  10. tell the truth

    Obama picked up 2.5 SD today. Please report all Facts. I like to tell the truth. This race is over. Time to stand together for Obama

    May 14, 2008 04:36 pm at 4:36 pm |
  11. Tim

    Democrats will be unified and victorious in Nov!!!!

    Obama 08

    May 14, 2008 04:39 pm at 4:39 pm |
  12. Christopher Abate

    Democratic party nomination race is so 2007. This is an election year. McCain versus Obama.

    Bring it on.

    May 14, 2008 04:40 pm at 4:40 pm |
  13. Reggy Mack

    Come on CNN. Obama picked up 2 super delegates around 8 AM this morning and another 2 after that. Why are you not reporting this?This is bull. You are always late with the news. You are the first news station ever, which means that you should be the best. So stop getting scooped by everybody else.

    May 14, 2008 04:42 pm at 4:42 pm |
  14. Chyrel Wallace-Jackson, Chicago Illinois

    Shame on you CNN, Shame on you for such unbalanced and poor reporting with these superdelegates. Are you not aware Obama picked up 2 superdelegates around 7:00 a.m. this morning is when I first heard about it. Why was this not reported? What has happened to this network, the most trusted name in news give us all a break.

    May 14, 2008 04:42 pm at 4:42 pm |
  15. FLewis

    CNN is bias towards Hillary and bias against Obama and it is so very obvious. CNN is always trying to boost Hillary negatives to positives and most times, they won't even talk or report about Hillary negatives, however, regarding Obama, Lou Dobbs and most of the other CNN news reporters/talk shows host never say anything good about Obama. Have you ever noticed when Lou Dobbs says Obama's name, Lou Dobbs face looks like he's having a bad bowel movement. If Lou Dobbs and the rest of CNN mention Mr. Wright's name one more time, I'll scream. Give it a break CNN.
    You go Obama! You are great. You will make a great president and I would love to see Lou Dobbs face then.

    May 14, 2008 04:42 pm at 4:42 pm |
  16. mike

    It is absolutely ridiculous that this warrants attention, but the 3.5 he picked up today are not mentioned. I think anytime a SD declares, for either of them, it should be reported, as each one is important. A news network should not choose sides, they should remain impartial. I am really losing a lot of respect for CNN.

    May 14, 2008 04:42 pm at 4:42 pm |
  17. NO-BAMA

    KEEP EM' COMING !!!!

    WE ARE WITH YOU SENATOR CLINTON !

    OREGON4HILLARY :)

    May 14, 2008 04:44 pm at 4:44 pm |
  18. carrie

    its okay
    we know vicky will change her mind
    its been happening
    ha ha ha

    May 14, 2008 04:44 pm at 4:44 pm |
  19. Evan W

    This election is nearing it's end and it will be clinton scandal #2 if she gets the nomination. Let's not forget that our greatest proof of representative democracy, the congress, had impeached bill clinton from office. Also, lets not forget that senator clinton and senator obama do in fact have the same jobs so it isnt probable to say who has more eperience.

    May 14, 2008 04:44 pm at 4:44 pm |
  20. Didi

    More than 5 000 000 mil. democrats plus all Republicans , they DO NT LIKE THAT CHAMELEON OBAMA. don't you get it???
    And it has nothing to do with his race!!!
    Hello, do not stuff him in our troths, please.
    What kind of unite is that?

    Love you Hillary, you are very, very capable politician.
    Who does not like you does not like him/herself!

    May 14, 2008 04:47 pm at 4:47 pm |
  21. enoch needles

    Gotta love the Hill Shills. One big victory in a small state for Hillary and suddenly all of Obama's victories, leads in delegates, leads in votes, just melt away.

    Funny.

    And sad.

    May 14, 2008 04:47 pm at 4:47 pm |
  22. KE

    Hillary got a secong wind in West Virginia.
    The wind from West Virginia could take Hillary all the way to the white house. The Obama clan mocked the state. They missed oppotunity to capture the heart of America. Instead Obama chose to retreat to Michigan where he once thought not so important (like West Virginia) and took his name down.

    Hillary was willing to work with Obama even with his unexamined past record. But the Obama people's total refusal to work with Hillary is not very hopeful.

    Hillary or McCain 2008!

    May 14, 2008 04:48 pm at 4:48 pm |
  23. A bit whinny and I am a women

    Spin.... Spin .... Spin. Obama won 15 primaries and some caucusus that were over 60% for him including many where he had 50pts over her. . Hillary only one two Ak and WV that went over 60% for her. yet we are all acting like she has pulled some rabbit out of her hat. Please. today after her big Win he actully picked up 3 new delegated plus endorsments from Naral and from Pres Clinton's former SEC officers... What gives CNN .. or should I say Clinton News Network

    May 14, 2008 04:49 pm at 4:49 pm |
  24. Kathy, Andover

    It's amazing how some of these superdelegates make decisions.

    May 14, 2008 04:49 pm at 4:49 pm |
  25. CP

    Actually Obama picked up FOUR superdelegates today and CNN has not mentioned ONE!

    Rep. Pete Visclosky (IN) has endorsed the Illinois senator, as well as Christine Schon Marques. The two remaining college-aged superdelegates have also endorsed Obama, via a Youtube posting last night.

    May 14, 2008 04:50 pm at 4:50 pm |
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