May 15th, 2008
12:30 PM ET
6 years ago

Obama picks up four more superdelegates

(CNN) – Barack Obama picked up four more superdelegates Thursday, his campaign announced.

Washington Rep. Jim McDermott, California Rep. Henry Waxman, California Rep. Henry Berman and Communications Workers of America President Larry Cohen will all cast their superdelegate votes for the Illinois senator.

Waxman and Berman both have ties to the Clintons, and many of their prominent supporters in California are supporters of Hillary Clinton.

The CWA said Thursday that Cohen's endorsement is a personal one and does not signal an endorsement by the union, which decided last year that it would not back a candidate. In a Thursday release, the union said that decision would be re-visited at its June convention.

According to CNN's estimate, Obama now has 291 superdelegates to Clinton's 274.


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soundoff (389 Responses)
  1. idahosa, Canada

    the more the better. i don't think obama can ever have too many super delegates...lol

    May 15, 2008 02:26 pm at 2:26 pm |
  2. Terry from VA

    Let them roll!

    May 15, 2008 02:26 pm at 2:26 pm |
  3. shelly

    Welcome to the love train. Obama'08

    May 15, 2008 02:27 pm at 2:27 pm |
  4. Sam

    Four more superdelegates, and they just keep coming!!!

    Sam from Atlanta

    May 15, 2008 02:27 pm at 2:27 pm |
  5. Freddy

    Everyone is going to jump on the bandwagon without thinking for themselves. Oh look..he is endorsing Obama so I'm going to also so I don't look like a loser. PULEASE...give me a break. You're all lemmings. Supporting someone so you don't look like a racist.

    May 15, 2008 02:28 pm at 2:28 pm |
  6. Karin

    He also pick up 6 more from South Carolina.....So do that mean Obama today has pick up 10 superdelegates too Hillary 0 pick up today........Just wondering......If so this move is really saying something about Hillary......

    May 15, 2008 02:28 pm at 2:28 pm |
  7. Joseph Adewole

    Right thinking people, hope others will open their eyes now and bring this bitter contest to a quick end.

    May 15, 2008 02:29 pm at 2:29 pm |
  8. Truth

    Great...
    Only 130 delegates remaining.
    Good campaign

    May 15, 2008 02:31 pm at 2:31 pm |
  9. sharonda

    I think that Sen. Obama will make a great President. Noone can be as bad as Bush!!!!

    May 15, 2008 02:31 pm at 2:31 pm |
  10. Obama Supporter

    Thats what im talking about.

    May 15, 2008 02:31 pm at 2:31 pm |
  11. Patman

    And the train keeps chugging! Woo wooooooo!

    May 15, 2008 02:31 pm at 2:31 pm |
  12. yousef hamad

    Goodby Hiliriy goodby.

    May 15, 2008 02:31 pm at 2:31 pm |
  13. Philly Kid

    It has been fun watching all participants. The sun has set on Hillary Cilnton, and she will be remembered as a tough opponent as well as the one who made Obama a stronger leader an all fronts. Thanks "sweetie".

    May 15, 2008 02:32 pm at 2:32 pm |
  14. brian bernard

    THANKS TO ALL FOUR OF YOU GUYS

    May 15, 2008 02:33 pm at 2:33 pm |
  15. Generic Reader

    I think where the article says "The CWA said Thursday that Cohen's endorsement is a personal one and does signal an endorsement by the union, which decided last year that it would not back a candidate." it means "does not signal"

    May 15, 2008 02:33 pm at 2:33 pm |
  16. PCM01

    The political wisdom of the population in the U.S.A is again arising from the ashes.
    The political transition to a new generation of politicians has commenced. It is like a political spring coming to our homes.

    May 15, 2008 02:33 pm at 2:33 pm |
  17. Anthony Tuskegee, AL

    Democrats Unite.

    May 15, 2008 02:34 pm at 2:34 pm |
  18. Eddie

    Tick Tock, The clock wont stop ticking for hillarys countdown to a big loss.

    I admire her fight but the numbers dont look good, drop out already and lets get america on track

    May 15, 2008 02:35 pm at 2:35 pm |
  19. Linda from Prescott

    Go! Go! Go!
    Congratulations Senator Obama, I'm looking forward to voting for you in the general election.

    May 15, 2008 02:35 pm at 2:35 pm |
  20. AR

    Q

    May 15, 2008 02:37 pm at 2:37 pm |
  21. Lisa

    GGGGGGGGGGGooooooooooooooooooooooooooo
    OOOOOOOOOOOBBBBBBAAAAAMMMMAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    May 15, 2008 02:37 pm at 2:37 pm |
  22. H-ROD

    What else does the party have do ,take Hillary by the hand and say it"s over. Come on already give it up. I tell you this is an evil, evil, woman!!! ( yes Obama can )!!!!!!!!!!

    May 15, 2008 02:39 pm at 2:39 pm |
  23. Robin Country Club Hills

    another banner day

    May 15, 2008 02:39 pm at 2:39 pm |
  24. Xavier, St. Louis, MO

    Well, we know this race is over. We’re just waiting on Al Gore and Nancy Pelosi endorsement next. And as Obama stated yesterday, it's time for Edwards (which he has done) and Clinton to support him.

    To the Clintonites:
    It is time for us to join forces to defeat McCain in November. Let's put our differences aside. Join us.

    YES WE CAN!

    May 15, 2008 02:40 pm at 2:40 pm |
  25. Ed

    Go Obama! GOOOOO!!!!

    And do not worry what your (our) adversaries say, whether they critisize you on Hamas or whatever, just like MCCain is doing. Just like Mr President is suggesting. He is not God. He is not always right.That is why the economy is like it is now.Failed policies on every front. Go Obama. Go. We need a breath of fresh air.

    May 15, 2008 02:40 pm at 2:40 pm |
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