May 23rd, 2008
03:00 PM ET
6 years ago

Two more Edwards delegates switch to Obama

Edwards endorsed Obama earlier this month.
Edwards endorsed Obama earlier this month.

(CNN) – Two more pledged delegates who previously supported John Edwards have announced their support for Barack Obama, CNN has confirmed.

PolitickerNH.com first reported that State Sen. Peter Burling and Deborah Bacon-Nelson announced their decision Friday morning.

Three of New Hampshire’s four pledged delegates have now switched to Obama since the former presidential candidate’s decision to back the Illinois senator’s presidential bid. New Hampshire delegate Joshua Denton switched his support the day after Edwards endorsed Obama.

Nationwide, 12 of Edwards 19 delegates have now decided to support Obama, including six of Edwards' pledged delegates in South Carolina and three from Iowa.

Obama currently has 1,969 delegates to Clinton's 1,779 in CNN's official count.

soundoff (209 Responses)
  1. Raghu

    2 measley delegates! Not even super!

    CNN, one point down in my book. Don't worry you still have 1969/2026 necessary to be the best new website in the wold.

    May 23, 2008 07:06 pm at 7:06 pm |
  2. Ralph

    This is boring and complely non-productive. Let's get on with the GE already.

    May 23, 2008 07:09 pm at 7:09 pm |
  3. Ben

    To enomisa and greenfun.....you seem to write more than the average joe....! Are you guys working for your respective candidates? There is only one thing to say ..your pick is also doing the same stupid things..!

    May 23, 2008 07:23 pm at 7:23 pm |
  4. R. Brown

    ARREST HILLARY CLINTON NOW!

    HILLARY HAS PLANTED THE SEEDS FOR OBAMA'S DEMISE AND SHE SHOULD BE ARRESTED NOW!

    AN IMPEACHMENT SHOULD BE IN PROCESS FOR HER SENATE SEAT! THE AMERICAN PEOPLE WILL NOT TOLORATE THIS ONGOING SLANDER AND SEEDS WHICH HAS BEEN ONGOING FOR MONTHS.

    ARREST HILLARY NOW!

    May 23, 2008 07:24 pm at 7:24 pm |
  5. Never Obama

    The move is on...

    It is a FACT that Hillary supporters will not support Obama in the general election in November IF he is the nominee. This is a sincere movement that has already started through emails and websites. Clintons supporters that have already committed to this is at 50% so far.

    Sorry Obots. We want EXPERIENCE in a crazy world like this. George Bush had no experience and look what we got! We view Obama just like we view Bush. Don't take it personal. It is what it is.

    You will all get over it after McCain wins the election.

    Hillary 12'

    May 23, 2008 07:40 pm at 7:40 pm |
  6. MP-Pennsylvania

    So What about Hillary???

    By the way
    How come Hillary's remarks on Bobby Kenendy was not in ticker earlier. CNN is still Protecting Hillary…..

    May 23, 2008 07:45 pm at 7:45 pm |
  7. Bridget

    Listen up Democrats

    I was reading an Irish editorial and what about this if Hillary is not nominated, as suggested in the posting, a McCain Presidency with a super Democrat showing in the House and Senate. Others see our election process as putting in an unknown Obama, a high risk factor due to his lack of experience. What we must do if the nomination is denied Hillary is to be sure and vote in Democrats to both houses of Congress. Do vote this November with that in mind. Do not stay home. In my state, Virginia I will be voting for Mark Warner. This idea makes great sense.

    May 23, 2008 07:50 pm at 7:50 pm |
  8. Elizabeth, NC

    Two more. Better late than ever. Super delegates pls listen to our cries. Your holding back is giving HRC some false sense of hope which in turn is making her have initially delusional thinking process and now murderous thinking process. Pls come out and give your support to the apparent nominee so she can come back to reality. I may not support her anymore now but neither do I want to see her committed for either suicidal or homicidal attempt.

    May 23, 2008 08:01 pm at 8:01 pm |
  9. R. Grayson

    Those who say that Hillary Clinton should be vice president don't get it. It's not about who wins which factions or even about who can help win particular states. Obama represents a new great hope for America. Obama will help us to regain our respect in the world again. Obama will forge new alliances and completely change the old bitter bickering of the "red" states versus the "blue" states. Putting someone like Hillary Clinton into the ticket would negate all of the virtues with the old "slash and burn" "win at any cost" "politics of personal destruction" that she practices and represents. Is she a fighter? Yes. That's the point. It's time for a new approach. We have to stop the fighting. We have to heal the nation. I hope the rest of the superdelegates will see this and see that "all we are saying is give peace a chance."

    May 23, 2008 08:05 pm at 8:05 pm |
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