May 23rd, 2008
03:00 PM ET
7 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. Venus

    YES! Thank you and welcome to the "O" Team!

    Our Obama Train is rolling and picking up stream as we continue to roll to the white house for all Americans Dreams!

    Go Bam!

    To Hillary supporters............ we still have room!

    May 23, 2008 03:49 pm at 3:49 pm |
  2. Von Bismark VIENNA

    Obama is a diesel engine.

    May 23, 2008 03:50 pm at 3:50 pm |
  3. Sweet

    It is past time that Hillary leave the race. I have been patient but Obama supporters will not sit by and let you Clintonites hijack this race or this party. She lost, fair and square, now put a sock in it. Suck it up and move on. You people are driving our chances of putting an end to Bush down the drain. GET A GRIP ALREADY! I would have voted for Clinton had she won. But she didn't. Now get on board or become a sore sport loser like Lieberman.

    May 23, 2008 03:50 pm at 3:50 pm |
  4. Redbug-OH

    All aboard the OBAMA train. Headed to Washington D C. Come on hilary get on board and start the healing process. You are not going to be the prez, so why not stop and wasting peoples money and getting deeper in debt. The superdelegates are getting on board. Maybe next time ok?

    May 23, 2008 03:50 pm at 3:50 pm |
  5. enomisa

    I sense fear and remorse.

    They backed the demagogue.

    The people were not fooled and will not vote for the lesser candidate who was forced on us by the DNC and the media.

    Mavericks abound in this country.

    We will walk the true path. We will write in Hillary Clinton.

    Why? She is the best. She got screwed. Obama was favored. Obama cheated. Obama has NO platform.

    May 23, 2008 03:50 pm at 3:50 pm |
  6. jfs Memhis, Tn

    Welcome aboard the Obama Train............Next stop Denver. Final destination Inaguration Day Washington DC , Jan. 09 !!!!

    May 23, 2008 03:50 pm at 3:50 pm |
  7. Dem in CA

    I don't know what the rest of the supers are waiting for. Democrats seem to have problems allowing themselves to win anything.

    May 23, 2008 03:51 pm at 3:51 pm |
  8. Billy from Florida

    W HO REALLY CARES???

    Obama is never going to win , too many people do not trust him
    or his wife.

    May 23, 2008 03:51 pm at 3:51 pm |
  9. hard working withe man

    I want MacCain & Hillary to support Barack Obama too
    because we need to unify the country and the DNC

    We the people want that

    May 23, 2008 03:52 pm at 3:52 pm |
  10. Caryn, Washington DC

    Come on Superdelegates...now is the time to stand behind the Democratic nominee for President...BARACK OBAMA.

    DO NOT let Hillary Clinton take this fight to the convention. She has had plenty of time to bow out gracefully and it's obvious that she's going to take the party down with her if given half the chance.

    She's not going to leave so let's escort her OUT.

    May 23, 2008 03:52 pm at 3:52 pm |
  11. A. Harrison in Georgia

    Regardless, Hillary Clinton needs to be on that ticket to thwart anything the Republicans have to throw come fall. The Republicans fear that ticket.

    May 23, 2008 03:52 pm at 3:52 pm |
  12. big_puppy

    Jack – what a beautiful thing, if God is for you, who can be against you!!!!!

    May 23, 2008 03:52 pm at 3:52 pm |
  13. obama - supporter - arkansas

    welcome aboard sirs

    ride the glory train to a better usa

    GOD BLESS AMERICA AND OUR TROOPS

    AND THE CLINTON ,OBAMA SUPPORTERS

    AND GOD BLESS TED KENNEDY

    May 23, 2008 03:52 pm at 3:52 pm |
  14. Will in Richmond, VA

    Drip Drip Drip...

    Pretty soon the line will be crossed and we can move on to fully supporting Obama in the general election. Still, we have a few more bridges to cross and wounds to heal. Trust this, if the Dems fail to win in November, it will be called the biggest upset and travishamockery that had ever occurred in political history.

    May 23, 2008 03:53 pm at 3:53 pm |
  15. Danielle, TX

    OK, previously, I've not been one of those who have called for Sen. Clinton to "get out". I thought she should still run her race. But now, i think I will jump on that bandwagon. This has gone on entirely too long. Sen. Obama is picking up more delegates (and supers) daily and there's no mathematical way she will catch him (unless ALL remaining supers decide to go with Clinton, which we know is very unlikely). It's time for the Democrats to unite and campaign instead of constantly fighting while McCain has a weekend bbq. Enough already!!

    May 23, 2008 03:53 pm at 3:53 pm |
  16. frank

    Keep in coming

    May 23, 2008 03:53 pm at 3:53 pm |
  17. in the end

    What the voters say is what counts in the end.

    Day by day, Obama reveals himself to be a do-nothing, know-nothing, candidate. Too bad he got this far just on speeches.

    Next time vet your candidates. Make sure that they at least have positions and can state those positions without constant back peddling.

    Obama is the WORST choice of the three.

    Too bad for the DEMs.

    The Supers should do what is RIGHT and back the better candidate. We all know that is Hillary Clinton.

    May 23, 2008 03:53 pm at 3:53 pm |
  18. Obama Supporter

    Good News!

    May 23, 2008 03:54 pm at 3:54 pm |
  19. Dennis

    That is good news, as it helps the nomination get decided quicker. It appears that Senator Obama is about 57 delegates away from locking up the nomination. Unless the situation with Florida and Michigan gets drastically changed on May 31, then I suspect the Democratic nominee will be decided shortly after June 3.

    May 23, 2008 03:54 pm at 3:54 pm |
  20. Hill is the best

    Hillary Clinton is still the better candidate.

    You are all seeing the light now.

    It is too late... you backed the wrong horse... and now you will be stuck with the loser all the way to the finish line.

    May 23, 2008 03:54 pm at 3:54 pm |
  21. John, London

    HURRAY !!!!!

    2 down. 57 to go. The end's definately in sight.

    May 23, 2008 03:54 pm at 3:54 pm |
  22. Barbara, Miami

    Forget the pledged delegates--forget the super delegates-they will shortly be irrelevant-–HILLARY IS RUNNING AS AN INDEPENDENT--we're behind her.

    May 23, 2008 03:54 pm at 3:54 pm |
  23. KK

    Keep coming home, folks...you know where your heart is. Obama will have this thing SIGNEDM SEALED & DELIVERED by the 3rd!!

    May 23, 2008 03:54 pm at 3:54 pm |
  24. Linda

    What more is it going to take for Hillary Clinton to understand the majority of the people don't want her for president or vice president?
    Thank you Senator Edwards supporters !

    May 23, 2008 03:54 pm at 3:54 pm |
  25. dieter

    No surprise there. Time to unite around Obama. We NEED to win this election.

    May 23, 2008 03:55 pm at 3:55 pm |
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