May 15th, 2008
12:30 PM ET
7 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. Dem Supporter

    What more is there to say. I hope this is over by months end.

    May 15, 2008 02:42 pm at 2:42 pm |
  2. Rick

    With all the delegates and endorsements headed in Obama's direction, has anyone else noticed that Terry McAulliffe (Clinton campaign manager) sounds increasingly like Muhammed Saeed al-Sahaf (former Iraqi Information Minister).

    May 15, 2008 02:42 pm at 2:42 pm |
  3. John Beatrice

    CNN can you see that this thing is winding down. It is time now to explore what options the GOP and McBush have to offer.

    May 15, 2008 02:42 pm at 2:42 pm |
  4. Kel from Auburn AL

    Drip, drip, flood! The superdelegates are making their minds up, alright. And Obama is their person!

    May 15, 2008 02:43 pm at 2:43 pm |
  5. Concerned

    America will unite in November.

    May 15, 2008 02:43 pm at 2:43 pm |
  6. Dreck, Canada

    Full Speeed to November

    Are the republicans trembling for the coming tsunami ?

    Obama our president ( Us Canadians too )

    May 15, 2008 02:43 pm at 2:43 pm |
  7. Terry in Fl

    The rich men are busy at work. Half of them supporting Obama so that a woman doesn't get into the Oval office and half of them because they know Obama will be the weaker candidate against McCain. The backroom deals are a flying! God our government is disgusting.

    May 15, 2008 02:43 pm at 2:43 pm |
  8. Barack the Vote in RI

    To all you HRC supporters.....

    I think this is what you refer to as "closing the deal".

    May 15, 2008 02:45 pm at 2:45 pm |
  9. Melanie

    Hillary has the popular vote.

    May 15, 2008 02:45 pm at 2:45 pm |
  10. Eli

    NOW WHAT HAPPEN TO THE WILL OF THE PEOPLE.

    HILLARY CLINTON AS A INDEPENDENT THIS FALL.

    Life long DEMOCRAT the would vote INDEPENDENT.

    May 15, 2008 02:45 pm at 2:45 pm |
  11. David

    sorry Hillary, I can hear the fat lady. game over.

    May 15, 2008 02:46 pm at 2:46 pm |
  12. Bridgette-PA

    It will be an honor to meet you Mr. President Barack OBAMA!

    May 15, 2008 02:46 pm at 2:46 pm |
  13. TREY

    Time for Hillary to go ahead and bow out gracefully and re-unite the party

    May 15, 2008 02:46 pm at 2:46 pm |
  14. Mike

    Stand Strong
    For Change

    OR

    Fall Hard
    For The Same!!

    May 15, 2008 02:47 pm at 2:47 pm |
  15. Dina

    This is great. I'm fro California and I found it interesting how Clinton won the primary here yet none of the SDs from our state had yet to come out and endorse her which is of a significant number. Just ready to finaly get this party united and put the buffoon out of the oval office ASAP!

    May 15, 2008 02:48 pm at 2:48 pm |
  16. its over

    so what about the for delegates he picked up from edwards...............come on CNN report the news correctly.

    May 15, 2008 02:48 pm at 2:48 pm |
  17. collie

    We are almost there.By next week we should be leadind with about 50 superdelegates.

    May 15, 2008 02:49 pm at 2:49 pm |
  18. OBAMA Supporter

    O when the Saint, go marching in, O when the Saint, go marching in, O'Lord I want to be in that number...O when the Saint go marching in.....On Jan 20, 2009, when Obama becomes President Obama, O Lord I will be in that number...

    OBAMA08!!!

    May 15, 2008 02:49 pm at 2:49 pm |
  19. Mark

    Of course he did!

    It's over – but the denial remains.

    May 15, 2008 02:49 pm at 2:49 pm |
  20. Danielle

    This has been in the works by Howard Dean for some time now who wants to usurp the American voters and put an end to this race so they can annoint the King, Obama. Too bad for them because Americans are not going to vote for Obama, not because he is black, but because of the baggage, his arrogance, his inexperience and because he is dangerous for this country.

    May 15, 2008 02:50 pm at 2:50 pm |
  21. Tom

    Welcome aboard:)

    May 15, 2008 02:50 pm at 2:50 pm |
  22. Chris

    NEWSFLASH – Obama lost 400,000 votes tody also.

    May 15, 2008 02:51 pm at 2:51 pm |
  23. kitade

    You are all welcome to the winning team. Hillary only thinks she is still in the race; the race has been over for some time. But please don’t let her know… it’s a secret we are keeping from her. She is basically running against herself, like a hamster running on a wheel getting nowhere. Obama will resume to work at ova office in January. Hillary will still be running.

    May 15, 2008 02:51 pm at 2:51 pm |
  24. Atty. K.

    Roll on to the White House.

    May 15, 2008 02:51 pm at 2:51 pm |
  25. JW

    Ok, Dean now that you have fubared the Democratic party, could we just go with the popular vote next time – you know how we do our state and local runoffs.

    May 15, 2008 02:51 pm at 2:51 pm |
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