May 14th, 2008
12:45 PM ET
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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. Belle

    The HUFFINGTON post contributor that said Clinton's speech is a concession speech is an IDIOT!!!!!!!!!!!!

    If he BOTHERED to listen to any of the debates, Senator Clinton said she was HONORED to be in this Primary against Senator Obama.

    Quit TWISTING things....

    May 14, 2008 02:39 pm at 2:39 pm |
  2. A.M.

    Iformation for all; "Those White Blue Collar Workers the 'Hillary's" supporters that she is so proud of, 70% of those are "REPUBLICANS", causing the mischief in the compaign, that is why they say in the poll that they will not votr for "Obama". And press has made such a bid deal out of this; amazing!

    Houston, Texas

    May 14, 2008 02:39 pm at 2:39 pm |
  3. cnn rocks

    cnn i love you guys but you have become a joke,obama picked two Sd too why didnt you report it.
    i know you wont post this anyway

    May 14, 2008 02:39 pm at 2:39 pm |
  4. Roger

    Obama is such a coward.

    May 14, 2008 02:39 pm at 2:39 pm |
  5. KAB

    Is this real? Clinton picks up what?? Where's the article on Obama??
    CNN, c'mon now! It is getting very obvious, your supposed to be a little more discreet than this.

    May 14, 2008 02:40 pm at 2:40 pm |
  6. tom

    Obama picked up 4 superdeligates that wasn't news for CNN and now Clinton picks up one it is breaking news.

    Shame shame on you CNN

    May 14, 2008 02:40 pm at 2:40 pm |
  7. charles

    robert u are not alone.shame on cnn.pathetic.

    May 14, 2008 02:40 pm at 2:40 pm |
  8. MP-Pennsylvania

    How come when Obama got super delegates it is not news, but when Clinton get 1, it is a new.

    CNN = Clinton News Network

    May 14, 2008 02:40 pm at 2:40 pm |
  9. Roger

    They have about the same policies because Obama copies Hillary on everything.

    May 14, 2008 02:41 pm at 2:41 pm |
  10. Clinton obama

    At least some people see the light.
    The anti American stance of these obama supporters makes me sick. I can't believe the cnn blogs and how the are calling WV and Ky. all the bad names you can think of. I am also tired of the media and bloggers saying hillary' supporters are ignorant. You do not realize that we have different values in this country and because we don't agree with Obama it doesn't mean it is because he is black. We love AMerica. Kentucky please come forward and show your support for Hillary. These Obama people hate WV. They hate Ky. They hate AMerica. What do you think will happen if Obama and Rev. Wright get in the white house? No I am not uneducated. I have a masters degree .

    May 14, 2008 02:41 pm at 2:41 pm |
  11. Joe Regis



    DOWN SHE GOES!!!!!!!!!!!


    May 14, 2008 02:41 pm at 2:41 pm |
  12. Cliff

    So she picked up what!? Everyone hold on, "Drum roll please!!!!!!!!!1 "super today! And this is news! What about Baracks 6! Oh lord! CNN you guys should be ashamed of yourselves!!

    May 14, 2008 02:41 pm at 2:41 pm |
  13. Chuck, Oregonians for Obama

    What about the 4 delegates Picked up yesterday, and those he picked up today. This is media biased reporting at its worst.

    May 14, 2008 02:41 pm at 2:41 pm |
  14. Rebecca

    Hillary is a disgrace to the Democratic Party. She makes me sick. Oh yeah, I am a white hard working female. So what do you have to say for that?

    May 14, 2008 02:41 pm at 2:41 pm |
  15. NoHillaryToTheWhiteHouse

    Vicky Harwell feminist she does care who is the best candidate all this women need is a women president regardless of her ablity to lead this country, women want to rule this world the day that happen it is going be the end of this world, remember Adam and Eve.

    May 14, 2008 02:41 pm at 2:41 pm |
  16. Bo

    Finally someone speaks her mind and endorses the strongest candidate, Hillary, instead of going with the trend and hype.

    May 14, 2008 02:42 pm at 2:42 pm |
  17. Elizabeth, NC

    Wow what a huge superdelegate count. One out of 30 superdelegates coming out with their decisions since last week ain't bad at all. It's very full speed to the white house. NOT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    May 14, 2008 02:42 pm at 2:42 pm |
  18. Connie from Ohio

    CNN how many Superdelegates did Obama receive after yesterdays polls? I have it heard it was 2 or 3, it would be nice if you would report it as well. Thanks, Connie

    May 14, 2008 02:42 pm at 2:42 pm |
  19. Tim

    This ladies political career is over.

    May 14, 2008 02:42 pm at 2:42 pm |
  20. Robert in Toronto,ON

    By the way CNN, the Pro-Choice women's group NARAL has publically endorsed Obama! By the way Clinton supporters, they were on record as hoping for a woman to be the first female President but now that the dream is sailed on, they are supporting Obama!

    Which means you can still go to Obama – never feel like it's too late.

    May 14, 2008 02:43 pm at 2:43 pm |
  21. Darryl

    The Clinton family are very device and the pursue of the nomination that they will not get. Hillary Clinton will never be on the VP ticket, no one trust her or Bill Clinton they are and will forever do more harm than good.

    I don't think there is no way in Hell!!!!! that she should be rewarded by being place on the Presidential ticket.....

    May 14, 2008 02:43 pm at 2:43 pm |
  22. Steve

    Come on CNN Obama has picked up 3 superdelegates!!!!!!! Who is reporting the news over there?!??!?

    May 14, 2008 02:43 pm at 2:43 pm |
  23. Harry C

    Harwell's endorsement is meaningless. Her comment that Clinton's showing in WV was her deciding factor is simply a lie.. Everyone knows that those Superdelgates voting for Clinton had already made up their minds. The WV vote meant nothing the the rest of US AMERICAN'S. Clinton said it herself:" The Undeucated White's are voting for me" if that does not tell you something, then I guess nothing will! Remember WV voted for Bush so what does that tell you???Wake-UP people!

    May 14, 2008 02:43 pm at 2:43 pm |
  24. Xavier, St. Louis, MO

    Vicky Harwell might as well put her vote in the trash and those that continue to make donation to the Clinton campaign is throwing their money away.

    Oh, by the way, Obama picked up three superdelegates today. Thanks CNN for posting Obama’s endorsement today, way to be fair, NOT!

    May 14, 2008 02:43 pm at 2:43 pm |
  25. Jackson

    The media is just playing us for fools. Talking about Obama being the presumptive nominee one day then hailing Queen Hillary on her expected large win and her one superdelegate – trying to make her seem viable.
    It's awesome how much people can be manipulated just by how much the news focuses on one candidate. These elections are being strung along by gullible people, not those of us who actually follow the race through various outlets and understand the math.
    Just because math was your least favorite subject doesn't make it any less useful or true.

    May 14, 2008 02:43 pm at 2:43 pm |
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