June 2nd, 2008
04:39 PM ET
6 years ago

Uncommitted Senate superdelegates meeting

Undeclared Democratic senators are meeting to discuss their course of action.
Undeclared Democratic senators are meeting to discuss their course of action.

(CNN) — Several of the 17 uncommitted Senate superdelegates are currently holding a meeting to discuss their course of action after the polls close in the final two primaries, CNN has learned.

It remains unclear exactly how many and who of the uncommitted Democratic superdelegates in the Senate will be in attendance at the meeting, which is being held at the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee headquarters near the Capitol.

CNN spotted Sens. Tom Harkin of Iowa, Ken Salazar of Colorado, and Tom Carper of Delaware head into the meeting.

In a brief interview with CNN, Harkin said the point of the meeting is "to discuss what if anything we might do after the polls close tomorrow night together."

An aide to a senator in the meeting tells CNN's Gloria Borger that it’s “not likely” anyone will come out today with an endorsement. “It’s a how-do-we-do-what we-want-to-do” meeting," the aide said.

"Some want, after the primaries are over, to come out in a group; others feel the need to do it with state delegations. The Obama campaign wants a group of senators to come out together, for obvious reasons.”

The aide said it's “more likely,” the endorsements will come at the end of the week, but added, "anything is possible after Tuesday.”

(Updates with new information)

Earlier: Sources: Most uncommitted senators to endorse Obama

soundoff (267 Responses)
  1. Boye

    To people like Tara in Sarasota, well I guess you women cannot be mothers. You wouldn't be willing to offer up your children to serve in McCain's war for oil.

    June 2, 2008 04:47 pm at 4:47 pm |
  2. Sharon Ohio

    OMG

    The Democrats are going UnDemocratic.

    I guess their rules are worthless.

    I guess the people do not matter.

    I guess The convention is not the time they vote for the Candidate.

    Oh, God I think many democrats need a new Party.

    June 2, 2008 04:47 pm at 4:47 pm |
  3. Sam Rose

    They need to choose today–or tomorrow at the latest–

    so tomorrow night is a night to be celebrated by

    ALL DEMOCRATS-

    unite the party June 3-NOT June 4th-

    Marketing 101–
    come on guys–that will have 1000x the impact to McBushes and the GOP than a Wednesday morning–superdelegate flood will have-

    June 2, 2008 04:47 pm at 4:47 pm |
  4. swalker327

    CHANGE!! CHANGE!! CHANGE!! CHANGE!! CHANGE!!

    OBAMA MAMA '08!!!

    June 2, 2008 04:47 pm at 4:47 pm |
  5. Ed, Santa Fe NM

    OMABA '08

    Never EVER again another CLINTON or BUSH in the White House!

    June 2, 2008 04:47 pm at 4:47 pm |
  6. Steve from Florida

    Tara in Sarasota

    "He can't win in the fall, and to make sure I'm going to vote for the other candidate even though he stands for nothing my party does!"

    It's ok, I'm comforted with the knowledge that extreme Clinton supporters, such as those on Youtube after Saturday, do not represent the majority.

    June 2, 2008 04:47 pm at 4:47 pm |
  7. Ready 4 change

    Poor Tara....

    Rather mire in sameness, then admit to defeat....hopefully you will come to your senses and make the right decision.

    June 2, 2008 04:47 pm at 4:47 pm |
  8. Steve

    It is time for Dems to pull together and rally around Obama to defeat McCain...

    June 2, 2008 04:47 pm at 4:47 pm |
  9. Mike

    Time to shut the Clintons up!

    June 2, 2008 04:47 pm at 4:47 pm |
  10. Ed, Santa Fe NM

    OMABA '08

    Never EVER again another CLINTON or BUSH in the White House!

    June 2, 2008 04:47 pm at 4:47 pm |
  11. Will from Bama

    Ok, I think this horse has been kicked enough. All these influential people in the Democratic party keep talking about having to unify the party and rally around one candidate, and yet none of them want to be the one to publicly cast their super delegate vote. This makes no sense at all. It's time to rally around Obama. The longer Clinton keeps dragging this out the less likely it will be that she'll have any influence within the party. She should really start taking that into consideration.

    June 2, 2008 04:48 pm at 4:48 pm |
  12. swalker327

    CHANGE!! CHANGE!! CHANGE!! CHANGE!! CHANGE!!

    OBAMA MAMA '08!!!

    June 2, 2008 04:48 pm at 4:48 pm |
  13. dee

    How can Hillary be claiming popular vote lead when she doesn't even count caucases!!!!!

    June 2, 2008 04:48 pm at 4:48 pm |
  14. Katherine

    Obama all the way!!!!!!!!!

    YES WE CAN!!!

    June 2, 2008 04:48 pm at 4:48 pm |
  15. Griff

    It does not matter about these, so-called Delegates... Borack Obama is the worst thing, that could happen to the USA if he got in any High Command.... It would also be the worst thing Hillary Clinton has ever done, if she joined him in any office,,,

    June 2, 2008 04:48 pm at 4:48 pm |
  16. Steve

    It is time for Dems to pull together and rally around Obama to defeat McCain...

    June 2, 2008 04:48 pm at 4:48 pm |
  17. Yes we can!

    Finally! we can unite and move on to beating McCain....now it all depends on how she exit....i really think she's going to go kicking and screaming which will really light an unquenchable fire with her supporters to damage obama's chances of winning...but she is failing to realize if he looses, more people will blame her than say she was right and her political career will be over...americans are very forgivable, but they have a hard time forgetting...

    June 2, 2008 04:48 pm at 4:48 pm |
  18. Griff

    It does not matter about these, so-called Delegates... Borack Obama is the worst thing, that could happen to the USA if he got in any High Command.... It would also be the worst thing Hillary Clinton has ever done, if she joined him in any office,,,

    June 2, 2008 04:48 pm at 4:48 pm |
  19. White/female/age 55/Texan

    Tara and others like you. I can't believe you are being so petty and short sited. What are you going to do when Hillary asked you to get behind Obama? Ignore her?

    June 2, 2008 04:48 pm at 4:48 pm |
  20. Bayou Joe

    The days when the Democratic power brokers could tell the people how to vote are long gone. We are not fooled by Barak Obama and his followers.
    If they think that we the Hillary Democrats will support Obama because Hillary or anyone else says to do it, they are dead wrong.

    Obama will not be our president. John S. McCain will get our vote, he is the only true American Patriot left once Hillary is gone from the picture.

    Save our Country Vote John S. McCain.

    June 2, 2008 04:48 pm at 4:48 pm |
  21. Thomas

    This meeting paid for by Obama for President

    June 2, 2008 04:48 pm at 4:48 pm |
  22. The Truth

    That is the call of the American people........

    Hillary good fight but......it is what it is!......It's O V E R..........

    On to victory and the White House.....lets get ready to rumble McBush.

    OBAMA '08!

    June 2, 2008 04:48 pm at 4:48 pm |
  23. Venkat

    It has been a marathan race so far. End the game soon with an affirmed nominee and get prepared for the presidential race.

    Venkat

    June 2, 2008 04:48 pm at 4:48 pm |
  24. Steve (Independent)

    It is time for Dems to pull together and rally around Obama to defeat McCain...

    June 2, 2008 04:48 pm at 4:48 pm |
  25. ATTENTION ALL SUPERDELEGATES!!!

    Follow the pledged delegate leader.

    Barak 08&12

    Hillary 16&20

    June 2, 2008 04:48 pm at 4:48 pm |
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