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. Lynn Waldrip

    Excellent!!!!

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

    Barack Obama is the one we need at this time. thanks to Washington Rep. Jim McDermott, California Rep. Henry Waxman, California Rep. Henry Berman and Communications Workers of America President Larry Cohen we the people needs this to move on and end this with the Clinton's

    May 15, 2008 02:16 pm at 2:16 pm |
  3. 60 year old white female, Mo

    Hillary you are all done... Its over... for the good of the Party... its time for you to support Obama...No more negatives tricks...

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

    When watching the campaign of Barack Obama, from the very beginning, with everything concerned, through out, I have known he is the one to lead our country. I tune in to CNN the minute I am home from work, but I also am online at break and lunch to be current on updates with he and Hillary Clinton. This has been very exciting for me this year. I am a backer of Barack Obama and count minute by minute his successes as one who really shows us he has the "how to" to run our country. I cannot wait to cast my ballot in November, especially if Barack Obama's name is there.

    May 15, 2008 02:17 pm at 2:17 pm |
  5. AKRON, OHIO OBOMA SUPPORTER

    THANK YOU GUYS FOR YOUR SUPPORT

    May 15, 2008 02:17 pm at 2:17 pm |
  6. Andre S

    There will be many more to come.

    May 15, 2008 02:17 pm at 2:17 pm |
  7. Jamaal Kansas

    Keep going Obama so we can Kick Bush out the White House and show Mcsame that we are tired of Business as usual!

    May 15, 2008 02:18 pm at 2:18 pm |
  8. Anita

    Wow, this is wonderful news. Go Obama in 08!!

    May 15, 2008 02:18 pm at 2:18 pm |
  9. Renee

    Obama is remarkable

    May 15, 2008 02:18 pm at 2:18 pm |
  10. Bob Stephens

    Now that Barack has the lead in committed delegates, super delegates, popular vote, states won, I wonder how Hillary is going to try and change the rules again, to try and show that she is still " winning"..............

    May 15, 2008 02:19 pm at 2:19 pm |
  11. jr

    Is that sound I hear the bulkheads closing on the S.S. Clinton Ship of State in an attempt to prevent them from sinking?

    May 15, 2008 02:19 pm at 2:19 pm |
  12. Anonymous

    sweet

    May 15, 2008 02:20 pm at 2:20 pm |
  13. TD-Texas

    Full steam ahead...Pennsylvania Ave here we come!

    May 15, 2008 02:20 pm at 2:20 pm |
  14. Paula Neel

    Senator Biden always loves to hear himself talk – he's usually not so repulsive – just annoying.

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

    This man will lead our country! However, we have a responsibility to make the changes we talk about......................

    May 15, 2008 02:22 pm at 2:22 pm |
  16. Duane,WA

    Can we get this thing over and concentrate on Mc Cain. Hillary its over
    Check-Mate...the fat lady has been singing and her voice is tired.

    OBAMA 08'

    May 15, 2008 02:22 pm at 2:22 pm |
  17. PSmith

    WRITE HILLARY'S NAME ON THE BALLOT

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

    Keep em coming and lets end this!!

    May 15, 2008 02:22 pm at 2:22 pm |
  19. Paul

    California is for Clinton

    She won there. However, there are a few so still make the wrong choice for the unexperienced wonder boy

    Hillary 08

    May 15, 2008 02:23 pm at 2:23 pm |
  20. Jeannette from Hawaii

    Fabulous news!

    Is there any way CNN can update the delegate count under the ELECTIONS section quicker so we know how close he is to getting the "magic number" that cinches the nomination?

    For example, above is the story about the new superdelegates casting their votes for Obama. However if you click on CNN's ELECTIONS section, it doesn't look like its been updated for a while.

    Or another way to say it is this way:
    Is it possible when the story like the one above is released, the Superdelegate count can be updated at the same time in the ELECTIONS section?

    Many thanks!

    May 15, 2008 02:23 pm at 2:23 pm |
  21. Felly

    Obama is the real deal. Yes, we can!

    May 15, 2008 02:23 pm at 2:23 pm |
  22. JJ

    CNN - the overwhelming majority of comments you post are just plan stupid. If you have a real "moderator" please encourage him or her to post the substantive comments, and delete those with ALL CAPS or lots of exclamation points!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! thanks.

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

    Update your own numbers CNN.

    May 15, 2008 02:23 pm at 2:23 pm |
  24. TK

    The gate has now opened! Come home, unite dems and lets storm to the White House to bring this great country to the level it deserves.

    May 15, 2008 02:24 pm at 2:24 pm |
  25. Calandra

    finally people are seeing the clear picture and putting an end to this madness. Let's reunite this divided democratic party. This is a year of democrat party victory, let's act like it please.

    May 15, 2008 02:25 pm at 2:25 pm |
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