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. Gene

    any female who votes for mccain is setting her rights back 50 years how dumb can you be..lol these feminist make me laugh

    June 2, 2008 04:56 pm at 4:56 pm |
  2. Realistic

    Hurray for Barack if he can finally run the ninnies out of the party! They probably won't admit that they are physically attracted to McCain since they like younger men.

    June 2, 2008 04:57 pm at 4:57 pm |
  3. NWilson

    IF THE SUPER DELEGATES HAD TO WAIT THIS LONG TO MAKE A DESCISION TO CAST THEIR VOTE FOR OBAMA THEN THEY MUST NOT BE TO KEEN ON HIM AS PRESIDENT.

    June 2, 2008 04:57 pm at 4:57 pm |
  4. richard

    Clinton says every vote should count and i think thats true.. shouldnt caucus votes get counted why arent they part of the popular vote.. obama has popular vote easy..

    OBAMA 08

    June 2, 2008 04:57 pm at 4:57 pm |
  5. Mike

    HILLARY AND HER SUPPORTES ARE HOPING THAT SHE MAYBE ABLE TO PERSUADE SUPERDELEGATES TO SHIFT FROM OBAMA TO HILLARY, AND YET MORE THAN A WEEK OR SO AGO, THOSE WHO LEFT HER CAMP AND MOVE OVER TO OBAMA WERE CALLED BACK STABBERS.. HILLARY'S CAMP AS TRIED TO HAVE IT BOTH WAYS WITH EVERY ISSUE IN THIS NOMINATION PROCESS.

    GOOD RIDDENS, I AM SO GLAD THIS IS ABOUT TO COME TO AN END....I AM SO TIRED OF HILLARY'S BULL CRAP AT EVERY TURN
    SHE HAS TO REALIZE TO AMERICANS JUST DID NOT WANT HER AS THE NOMINEE....SHE JUST COULDN'T BE TRUSTED

    June 2, 2008 04:57 pm at 4:57 pm |
  6. Ron

    This goes to TARA IN SARASOTA and many others. This threat about women voting for McCain does not scare many. If you think for once that Hillary Clinton lost because she is woman, you are gravely mistaken. Another woman would have made it, not Hillary. She is a flawed candidate. You can all leave and vote for McCain because your candidate, Hillary did not win. Last time I checked, McCain was not a woman. And just to remind you, watch your McCain appoint supreme court justices who would completely erode what is left of women's reproductive rights. You thought Casey overrulled Roe, you ain't seen nothing yet. Wait until Casey is no longer good law.

    June 2, 2008 04:57 pm at 4:57 pm |
  7. Central Oregon Mike

    Yes, heard this on other news sites. They're meeting to unify behind Senator Clinton at her appearance in NYC!!!!!

    The tide is turning rapidly against Obama

    Hillary '08

    June 2, 2008 04:57 pm at 4:57 pm |
  8. Alex B.

    Whoever these uncommitted supers are, I hope they have the back bone to stand up for the STRONGEST candidate and not the FAIRY TALE DREAMY UNICORN, ULTRA LIBERAL candidate that the media has crowned and keeps shoving down our throats!!!

    Who I ask will remember THE PEOPLE????!!!!

    June 2, 2008 04:57 pm at 4:57 pm |
  9. STOP THE MADNESS

    OMG! Tara in Sarasota WE GET IT!! You all will not be Democrats if you don't get your way. We heard you! Okay fine!

    Toss your tantrum and vote for McCain....Obama won fair and square and if you are not woman enough to accept defeat graciously, that is your choice. But please please please stop with the tantrum/ultimatum...it is NOT going to change the inevitable.

    Women like you are the reason men gave for NOT wanting to give us the vote; congrats on perpetuating the stereotype.

    June 2, 2008 04:57 pm at 4:57 pm |
  10. Elisabeth

    The Political TRICKER should also be there!

    June 2, 2008 04:57 pm at 4:57 pm |
  11. msgyrl

    OMG...get over yourself Tara.

    If Barak would not have gotten the nod, i would have voted for Hillary. is your sour puss attitude worth sending more solders to die, having even higher gas prices, more mortage crisis, etc, etc, etc...i would never vote to put that devil in office. McSame shouldn't be an option. I can't believe that you'd even consider voting for him. there are too many things at stake!

    as for the argument of the presidency...none of them have ever been a president! lets get with the program! Republicans have done a fine enough job the last couple of years. i don't think i can take this anymore.

    June 2, 2008 04:57 pm at 4:57 pm |
  12. Bart in SC

    Please stop beating on Tara

    Same old song and dance from the Obama supporters.

    June 2, 2008 04:57 pm at 4:57 pm |
  13. Mary

    Guess they are deciding that they will need some funding from the Obama campaign to get reelected. Obama has been buying superdelegates for a month, one way or another. This election has been bought and paid for by MONEY. This wasa verified by the DNC.

    June 2, 2008 04:57 pm at 4:57 pm |
  14. James

    sara, can you tell me how much is hillary paying you? because your comments make you seem like a child.... when you run a race you have winners and losers thats just how it is..i vote for the party NOT for the person..I have 2 little daughters that will need a DEM in the white house, so stop talking out of your BUT!

    June 2, 2008 04:58 pm at 4:58 pm |
  15. KE

    Remember, Al Gore conceded too quickly.

    All these nonsense from people "Hillray needs to concede..." is to prevent the Hillary supporters to go to the polls in this last two primaries.

    Obama is not ready. This whole primary is questionable. Hillary has more votes. More people wants her.

    June 2, 2008 04:58 pm at 4:58 pm |
  16. doug

    hillary clinton should change her party and go independent and run for the white house. i will be changing my party and not vote democrat again if she is not the nominee. i am tired of the democrat's picking the wrong people for the white house. and howard dean is an idiot.

    June 2, 2008 04:58 pm at 4:58 pm |
  17. ScottD

    It isn't the problem with the Women. The Hillary lawyers worked with McCain GOP governor in Florida, that said, no new candidates... can spend money here campaigning. Later, they too were trying to get the ballots as cast. They really fear this Obama guy and what he can do to the party. I love Hillary, but after seeing how it played out in Florida I knew we needed a break from this. When the GOP in Florida starts supporting Hillary [the created this], then, if you you're of another party [I am] you know what is up.

    -A Clinton Supporter who then, knew we needed to win in this male driven enviroment. Every GOP operative in Florida was pushing Clinton...

    June 2, 2008 04:58 pm at 4:58 pm |
  18. Essy

    Thank Mrs. Clinton for going home. Go and change to private citizen then come and work with us help elect Obama the next 45th
    president of united states of America.

    June 2, 2008 04:58 pm at 4:58 pm |
  19. Dena in SC

    Tara in Sarasota and Ed, you don't have millions of anyone to stop Obama. This is a free country–vote for McCain if you like. Obama supporters are simply too thrilled to take your empty threats seriously. I'm like so tired of reading them. Practice saying "President Obama" because we are going to take back the White House by a landslide as Rupert Murdoch and many others have said.

    June 2, 2008 04:58 pm at 4:58 pm |
  20. Oregon calling -

    Come on Wyden and you others, you know who to endorse Obama

    June 2, 2008 04:58 pm at 4:58 pm |
  21. marianna

    My three cents on a dream ticket?

    Oh boy, am I sick of hearing this nonsense!

    Not. Gonna. Happen.

    Hillary will not pick Obama to be her VP

    Clinton/Clark '08

    June 2, 2008 04:58 pm at 4:58 pm |
  22. Linda

    Uh Uh Uh....I think I will Uh Uh vote Uh for McCain....Uh if Uh Hillary doesn't get the Uh Uh Uh nomination...
    Uh Uh Uh I just don't want to see B O as my next president....Uh Uh Uh...he can't even speak..and doesn't know there are only 50 states in the United States..Uh Uh .......No B O for me........I will turn Republican..

    June 2, 2008 04:58 pm at 4:58 pm |
  23. Mike, Long Beach

    Tara, if "millions" of "you women" actually do vote for McCain purely out of spite as you seem to suggest, then it would seem you would effectively be justifying the main criticism some people have in regards to a women becoming president: Too much emotion and not enough logic!

    Get over it and yourself.

    June 2, 2008 04:58 pm at 4:58 pm |
  24. M.S. Indiana

    Tara in Sarasota, do you even know where McCain stand ??? even on human rights ?

    June 2, 2008 04:59 pm at 4:59 pm |
  25. John

    Marylee, I agree. I'm a big Nanci Pelosi fan. I wish she would run for higher office. Maybe run as VP with Barrack?

    June 2, 2008 04:59 pm at 4:59 pm |
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