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. true demorcrat in monterey ca via memphis tn

    keep pushing forward we are getting closer and closer to the finish line no matter how many times hrc tries to move them …

    OBAMA 08 YES WE CAN !!!!!!

    May 15, 2008 01:59 pm at 1:59 pm |
  2. Citizen-Denver

    Obama is the man America needs right now. Thank you all for casting your votes for Obama.

    May 15, 2008 01:59 pm at 1:59 pm |
  3. Janet W

    Way to go!!!

    May 15, 2008 01:59 pm at 1:59 pm |
  4. Daryl from Washington

    If Hillary is supposed to be Rocky. It's the Rocky that fought Clubber Lang in their first bout from Rocky 3. The one who got knocked out cause this isn't a close fight for the nomination, it's a whoopin'.

    May 15, 2008 01:59 pm at 1:59 pm |
  5. Independent in DC

    The fat lady is well into her third verse right now...

    May 15, 2008 01:59 pm at 1:59 pm |
  6. Richard

    Welcome to the OBAMA Train

    May 15, 2008 02:00 pm at 2:00 pm |
  7. bitter

    I am a clinton supporter and I will not in any way vote the democratic ticket in the general election if oboma is the candidate. Hillary has receiced and continues to receive a raw deal and there are a lot of people like me around (thousands who thinks this way. as of now I hate the democratic party.......

    May 15, 2008 02:00 pm at 2:00 pm |
  8. Bryan for Obama

    Go Obama!!!!!!!!! Maybe we can get Hill out by next Tuesday!!!!!!!

    May 15, 2008 02:00 pm at 2:00 pm |
  9. NickNas

    Doing my best ClintonBot impression;

    So who cares?? it doesn't matter Hillary WILL win because if you bend the rules JUST right she is AHEAD!! She WILL be the Nominee and if not I will hold my breath and turn blue and vote for McCain!!

    How did I do??

    May 15, 2008 02:00 pm at 2:00 pm |
  10. Carli

    I guess Edwards wanted "Change" Yeah!!! Extra "Change" to pay off his Campaign DEBT. what a joke, this is not a real endorsement its a set up,"politics as ussual". I notice Mrs. Edwards did'nt even bother to show. What a joke! who are they trying to kid!

    NO matter what Hillary we are still behind you 100%

    May 15, 2008 02:00 pm at 2:00 pm |
  11. Michele, WV

    LMAOOO !!! Hillary..sweetie..it's time to move on lmaooo I love it!

    May 15, 2008 02:00 pm at 2:00 pm |
  12. Snow

    Go Barack!!!!!! Let get this done, in Jesus name! :~) God Bless everyone!

    May 15, 2008 02:01 pm at 2:01 pm |
  13. JZ

    Thanks media, Howard Dean, and DNC. We are now voting for McCain since you blackballed Hillary.

    Bye Bye Obama. You can't win the swing states.

    Hillary 2012

    May 15, 2008 02:01 pm at 2:01 pm |
  14. Michael

    YES!!!!!

    May 15, 2008 02:01 pm at 2:01 pm |
  15. April Garlow

    Super delegate back door deals, wouldn't our founding fathers be proud. What a bunch of self involved losers.

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

    Goody....sure is sad to see all those people going for a loser!!

    May 15, 2008 02:03 pm at 2:03 pm |
  17. LT for Obama

    The flood gates are open. 10 Supers and all before lunch on the west coast.

    May 15, 2008 02:03 pm at 2:03 pm |
  18. harvey Stewart

    Let`s Go Obama!!

    May 15, 2008 02:03 pm at 2:03 pm |
  19. Texasgyrl in MD

    Yay Obama. It's really too late for Hilary to drop out now. There are only three weeks left. I hope that on the morning of 4 Jun, she will announce her endorsement for Barack Obama.

    May 15, 2008 02:03 pm at 2:03 pm |
  20. Kenneth M

    WOW, HOW MANY MORE DOES HE NEED?

    May 15, 2008 02:04 pm at 2:04 pm |
  21. Filipina

    Wooohoooooo!!!! way to go,,,, We Believe and Yes We Can!!!!!!!!!
    Go Obama!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    May 15, 2008 02:04 pm at 2:04 pm |
  22. Obama Supporter

    Unite behind Obama and bash Hillary supporters!

    Obama '08

    May 15, 2008 02:04 pm at 2:04 pm |
  23. ferris_b

    This is excellent news for the Obama campaign.

    It looks like it won't be long before Obama reaches 2026.

    I am glad that all of us Oregonians will push him over (or close to) the goal line. I am looking forward to his speech in Oregon on Tuesday!

    May 15, 2008 02:04 pm at 2:04 pm |
  24. Sharon Minnesota

    Hillary, you need to join me and a whole lot of your other supporters and change party's. The democrats have gone into a liberal cult frenzy. You don't really belong with them any more.

    May 15, 2008 02:04 pm at 2:04 pm |
  25. Valerie - St. Louis, MO

    great! looking good for our first African-Caucasian American President!

    May 15, 2008 02:04 pm at 2:04 pm |
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