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. Andre

    Tara in Sarasota is hilarious. Basically what you are saying is that if Obama wins the nomination fairly, you are going to vote for Bust pt. 3. What exactly do you have against Obama?

    June 2, 2008 04:48 pm at 4:48 pm |
  2. Rick in Florida

    Poor Hillary.............Now she's reduced to dragging around a Super Delegate from the powerful, influencial state of....ummmm..... the VIRGIN ISLANDS, simply because the poor fool backed Hillary, then switched to Obama, and now has SWITCHED BACK to Hillary, as her evidence that the Super Delegates are swinging back her way again!!

    Pathetic......but still funny, as you see her drag the poor sod around.

    June 2, 2008 04:48 pm at 4:48 pm |
  3. the other jd

    it is about time....give me Clinton or give me Obama, just don't screw up and give me Weathervane McBush

    June 2, 2008 04:49 pm at 4:49 pm |
  4. vic nashville,Tn

    November 5th they will have same meeting the topic is what went wrong
    Hillary 08 or Mc Cain 08

    June 2, 2008 04:49 pm at 4:49 pm |
  5. Stevo PA

    Senators are Leaders, therefore "Take the Lead" and cast your votes today!!!

    Obama 08'

    June 2, 2008 04:49 pm at 4:49 pm |
  6. Brian Knoxville, TN

    PLEASE DO NOT GAMBLE WITH THE PRESIDENCY OF THE UNITED STATES AND DO NOT GAMBLE WTH THE FUTURE OF THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY.

    Obama is too unknown, too inexperienced and too unqualified. He is bait for multiple October surprises.

    Please endorse the candidate with the better ideas, greater competence and longer experience. Please also remember that she has the better and stronger coalition among Democrats and has won the popular vote.

    Hillary Clinton for President of the United States '08

    June 2, 2008 04:49 pm at 4:49 pm |
  7. Stacy Clarks

    LET'S GO OBAMA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    June 2, 2008 04:49 pm at 4:49 pm |
  8. Benjamin (a Republican), San Diego

    Let's see: Meet today... Last primary tomorrow... Then (hopefully) cast their votes by Wednesday??? I can't wait to see this come to a close...

    Obama all the way!

    June 2, 2008 04:49 pm at 4:49 pm |
  9. To Tara in Sarasota

    I am sure John McCain will represent women better than Obama.

    Oh, and I forgot it's all Obama's fault that Senator Clinton didn't win the nomination.

    June 2, 2008 04:49 pm at 4:49 pm |
  10. Accountant Guy

    I trust you all will make the right decision so that this country can move forward!!

    Obama '08

    June 2, 2008 04:49 pm at 4:49 pm |
  11. Cheryl L. Swaim

    Nobama for me. He's a ruthless campaigner who has belittled and smeared the character of Hillary Clinton. Go for him, Senators. But you lost me in the shuffle. I'm not a Democrat any more.

    June 2, 2008 04:50 pm at 4:50 pm |
  12. Yak

    Women, asians and hispanics minorities are either leaving democracy or not voting. We'd love to see Obama win it with black and young voters. Good luck O'bama.

    June 2, 2008 04:50 pm at 4:50 pm |
  13. Shrimp Barnicles, somewhere in New York.

    Obama's general election fight has ended. It was the one he had against Clinton. Mc Cain will not be a big deal.

    The Clinton Empire will finanlly be obliterated this week.

    June 2, 2008 04:50 pm at 4:50 pm |
  14. 58 old white ladies for OBAMA

    GO DEMS. LETS GET IT TOGETHER.

    June 2, 2008 04:50 pm at 4:50 pm |
  15. Steve

    Yea, go ahead and vote for McCain, another 4 years of Bush, you're the one thats going to have to live through it. So go ahead and kick yourself a good one.

    June 2, 2008 04:50 pm at 4:50 pm |
  16. Jose'

    Selected.

    Not Elected.

    June 2, 2008 04:50 pm at 4:50 pm |
  17. 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 04:50 pm at 4:50 pm |
  18. CC

    Why is it that its more important to be perennially nice to Clinton but leave Obama twisting in the wind waiting ...?
    Why is it better to give Clinton a grace period ..again...while we Democrats fail to unite to save the country!?

    June 2, 2008 04:50 pm at 4:50 pm |
  19. Clinton/McCain

    They better choose the stronger candidate, Hillary Clinton. If not, McCain in the man. (29 year old from IA)!

    June 2, 2008 04:50 pm at 4:50 pm |
  20. Tara is a super genius

    Tara.....fine.....if you and those thousands of women would prefer to continue to allow thousands of men and women die in this ridiculous war. As well as this economy being in the tank.....literally.

    You go right ahead and do that....you are a super genius!

    June 2, 2008 04:50 pm at 4:50 pm |
  21. marylee wagerman atlanta,ga

    NANCY PELOSI IS MY HERO

    June 2, 2008 04:50 pm at 4:50 pm |
  22. Mike

    What is with people saying if not Hillary then McCain? Just listen to yourself. If not Hillary I am going to stay home I can understand, but instead you say if not Hillary, lets put America in further danger. That's just stupid.

    June 2, 2008 04:50 pm at 4:50 pm |
  23. ron from california

    Time to get ready for McCain.

    June 2, 2008 04:50 pm at 4:50 pm |
  24. Independent In MD

    Can you say congratulations President McCain?

    June 2, 2008 04:50 pm at 4:50 pm |
  25. Petero

    CNN you still spinning this one, how pathetic?

    June 2, 2008 04:51 pm at 4:51 pm |
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