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. JC

    WOOHOO!!!
    So much for Hillary's "big" win. It's gone now.

    May 15, 2008 02:52 pm at 2:52 pm |
  2. pa voter

    how long do my comments have to wait in moderation? you haven't posted one yet. OH, THATS RIGHT. THEY AREN'T FOR OBAMA, AND THEY ARE THE ONES YOU PRINT.

    May 15, 2008 02:52 pm at 2:52 pm |
  3. John - NY

    Where have all of the Clintonistas gone?

    May 15, 2008 02:52 pm at 2:52 pm |
  4. Jon, IL

    BYE BYE HILLARY!!!!!

    May 15, 2008 02:52 pm at 2:52 pm |
  5. Justin

    Game Over Hillary.

    May 15, 2008 02:53 pm at 2:53 pm |
  6. Logic Man

    Obama is now becoming prepared to take the nomination and organize democrats for the general election. Americans should put partisanship, gender, race, and any other divisive social issue aside and vote for the person best able to unite the country, end the war, and create a better America. America is kind of sucking right now which is why people are craving for a new direction so much. Obama in 08.

    May 15, 2008 02:53 pm at 2:53 pm |
  7. And the winner is...

    Welcome aboard.

    May 15, 2008 02:53 pm at 2:53 pm |
  8. Charles in Florida

    Thank you Washington Rep. Jim McDermott, California Rep. Henry Waxman, California Rep. Henry Berman and Communications Workers of America President Larry Cohen for endorsing Senator Obama for President! Obama 08'

    May 15, 2008 02:53 pm at 2:53 pm |
  9. Tony Z- MD

    Good news. About time CNN is reporting Obama's SuperDelegates.

    May 15, 2008 02:54 pm at 2:54 pm |
  10. Lisa

    Stop trying to shove Obama down our throats, it's not working!!!

    May 15, 2008 02:54 pm at 2:54 pm |
  11. Pompano Beach, FL

    ...there can only be one...

    May 15, 2008 02:54 pm at 2:54 pm |
  12. Willie McGill, Graduate Student@DePaul University

    As a supporter of Senator Clinton, personally, I am not concerned about Senator Edwards' endorsement of Senator Obama. If Senator Obama receives the Democratic nomination for President, he will be defeated by Senator McCain in the General Election.

    May 15, 2008 02:54 pm at 2:54 pm |
  13. Dee

    This is GREAT! I"m so happy for Obama. I know he'll do a great job
    as President. When people work together for the common good
    of americans. We all benefit !!!!!!!

    Obama/Edwards....They looked great together!
    Batman and Robin!

    Bill and Hillary will be just fine, they are getting a taste of their own
    medicine right about now! Ha! Ha! Ha! :)

    May 15, 2008 02:54 pm at 2:54 pm |
  14. KMAN

    Hillary ... are you able to see the handwriting on the wall yet? Ane just how many superdelegates is it that you've picked up since your overwhelming victory in old, white and ignorant West Virginia? I know ... I know ... Puerto Rico is going to be a critical turning point, right?

    May 15, 2008 02:54 pm at 2:54 pm |
  15. Collin

    Sic semper tyrannis

    The Clintons have been the tyrants of the Democratic party since Bill took office and their days are ending. Every time I read of another endorsement from a high ranking Democrat I imagine Hillary in the Senate chamber getting it like Julius Caesar and I smile.

    The Clinton reign over the party is over, it will return to the people.

    Obama '08!

    May 15, 2008 02:55 pm at 2:55 pm |
  16. Kelley

    Welcome aboard gentlemen glad to have you. Democrats unite.

    May 15, 2008 02:55 pm at 2:55 pm |
  17. Interested foreign observer

    Very refreshing! It's nice to see that good always prevail over evil, eventually.

    May 15, 2008 02:56 pm at 2:56 pm |
  18. YANICK

    I AM SO HAPPY THAT WE ARE GOING TO RIGHT DIRECTION... OBAMA08

    May 15, 2008 02:57 pm at 2:57 pm |
  19. LA WOMAN

    WELL DESERVED!

    May 15, 2008 02:57 pm at 2:57 pm |
  20. MD

    More...More...More...Please...Hurry. Let's wrap this up before Clinton has a chance to mock things up on May 31 AGAIN.

    May 15, 2008 02:57 pm at 2:57 pm |
  21. SA in OO

    Hillary would have a much easier time getting superdelegates if there were more of them who hadn't gone to college education.

    May 15, 2008 02:57 pm at 2:57 pm |
  22. A.M. Saqib

    Keep on trucking fellows all the way to 'White House', Obama, you are the man!

    A.M. Saqib
    Houston, Texas

    May 15, 2008 02:58 pm at 2:58 pm |
  23. Democrats unite!

    I am for Obama, but respect Hillary supporters.Its high time to call it quits to all the intra-party fight and fight againt the re"pube" lican party.
    We dont want a sooper old man to preside this country, god knows if he will even make it till the end of the term, if elected !

    Also i dont think "Roger" is a democrat.He is a repubelican who wants to split us.Its about time we identified the wolves is sheeps skin and isolate them.

    Democrat(Obama) 08

    May 15, 2008 02:58 pm at 2:58 pm |
  24. Tim from Eugene OR.

    So HAPPY, HAPPY, HAPPY!! Thank you super delegates

    May 15, 2008 02:59 pm at 2:59 pm |
  25. Yoselly Ramos Democrat NJ

    Sweet!

    May 15, 2008 02:59 pm at 2:59 pm |
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