April 23rd, 2008
05:00 PM ET
13 years ago

Obama camp announces another superdelegate

Audra Ostergard, Associate Chair of the Nebraska Democratic Party and member of the Democratic National Committee, announced Tuesday she is backing Barack Obama.

Ostergard is a Democratic superdelegate - one of the more than 700 party officials who will determine the Democratic nominee.

Earlier: Oklahoma governor backs Obama

Filed under: Candidate Barack Obama
soundoff (311 Responses)
  1. James

    Eric...Me too. I donated to Obama today for the first time.

    April 23, 2008 05:51 pm at 5:51 pm |
  2. Marnie, VT

    Great, keep the endorsements coming–we will win the election. In spite of the fear factor of the McCain camp. We'll deal with the Willie Horton attacks, the liberal attacks and any other attack because America is beyond racist and divisive politics.

    Obama 08

    April 23, 2008 05:51 pm at 5:51 pm |
  3. Canadian Neighbour

    It is good to know that the Super Delegates are 'NOT' buying the 'DELUSION' created by the media 'HYPE' that Hillary can win the nonination race.

    April 23, 2008 05:51 pm at 5:51 pm |
  4. Makeshift

    Yeah.. thats right, they just keep coming.

    April 23, 2008 05:51 pm at 5:51 pm |
  5. @americans

    Day 1 after PA Election: 2 'SUPER D' UP for Obama, 1 'super d' down with Clinton garbage truck!

    Still haven't seen the tide of the superdelegates turning in favor of the Clintons, after their fabricated "BIG BLOWOUT", <10%, < 10 pledged delegates PA win!

    I guess the superdelegates are not buying the Hillarious Clinton spin machine!



    YES WE CAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    April 23, 2008 05:51 pm at 5:51 pm |
  6. Billion

    Yeaa buddy! I hope more superdelegates realize what a phony hillary is, and that barack is the real deal. hillary lies through her teeth, lets the voters hear what they want, and IF she does end up becoming president, you'll see lobbyists controlling her like they did Bush. Barack on the other hand, has recieved money from the American ppl to finance his campaign, so you'll see change when he becomes president .. The US will be once again marveled by the world, and the economy/iraq problem caused by bush? Well by the end of Barack's first term, it'll all be solved. Guaranteed!

    April 23, 2008 05:52 pm at 5:52 pm |
  7. Cindy in California

    I think it is good that some of the Super Delegates are making their decisions. It would be nice if a lot more would.

    April 23, 2008 05:52 pm at 5:52 pm |
  8. Ms Brown

    YES BABY!!

    Here we go....:)

    OBAMA 08-

    Change is on the way......

    April 23, 2008 05:52 pm at 5:52 pm |
  9. Marcelino R. Gutierrez


    April 23, 2008 05:52 pm at 5:52 pm |
  10. Stephanie, OH

    Hold your head high Barack, you are ten times better than the small-minded and divisive Clintons. And ten times better than small irrelevant men who want to beat the war drums for a 100 year war.

    Obama 08

    April 23, 2008 05:53 pm at 5:53 pm |
  11. Yes we can!

    Wow.....So many people believe in Barak Obama and his movement....Despite all the controversy and recent loss, he still continues to gain support without the entire nation. I'm tired of hearing her say he can't win without the so called "male white vote", guess what, she wont win without the "african-american vote" and the majority of the young vote which all the credit goes to Obama for the election mania. I dont hear the media and pundits saying that. That confirms that she doesn't care about the afician-american vote or the young vote. Superdelegates take heed, if you take away the will of the people you take away our zeal to vote in November and then you risk the chance of loosing the white house for another 8 years and then people will still remember this election and it may cause you another 8 after that. That's reality!

    April 23, 2008 05:53 pm at 5:53 pm |
  12. EX Clinton Supporter

    Sen. Obama is NOT an experienced LIAR like Hillary and McCain!
    If he was he would be spining their words but THATS NOT what he's here for.
    He speaks the truth and it is very disturbing to see people fall for Hillary's lies and trickery after her blatant lie about Sniper Fire in Bosnia!
    At this point I say GOOD! Pay that $4.50/gal for milk and that $4/gal for gas! Hope Hillary dont start a war in IRAN! Did yall forget NAFTA?
    The most negativity came from Hillary and it seems some folks just dont get it!
    Sen Obama won PA cuz he took her from a 20+ down to a 9! He snached up more than half of her original support with Hillary out the way he will naturally win PA!
    Watch OBAMA knock it out the ball park on Donations I did for the first time and its gonna set another new record!

    April 23, 2008 05:53 pm at 5:53 pm |
  13. Ms Brown


    So did I...I glady made a donation to the OBAMA campaign. Together we can....

    Obama 08

    April 23, 2008 05:53 pm at 5:53 pm |
  14. Billion

    Oh by the way, I am canadian .. and if theres a possible way I can donate money towards Barack's campaign (possibly through his website) .. i'm doing it asap, just because even we canadians knows who the real deal is.

    April 23, 2008 05:54 pm at 5:54 pm |
  15. Chuck

    Great, good to see it happening. that leaves the margin of superdelegates at 22 ... fantastic, its closing slowly but surly.

    BTW I see you changed the headling "I have problems with senior voters" to "I have problems courting senior voters'. Then you close it to comment after posting my coments. Why do you just use his words? They are what he said, so why try to put your own words in there. Reporting what he said you should use his words... other wise it is what you said.

    April 23, 2008 05:54 pm at 5:54 pm |
  16. Stacy Clarks, TX



    OBAMA 08!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    April 23, 2008 05:54 pm at 5:54 pm |
  17. mjaber

    Welcome to the team!

    April 23, 2008 05:54 pm at 5:54 pm |
  18. Sandy

    Way to go Audra Ostergard. You want change and we want change too. Yahooooo!!!!!!

    Obama 08!!!!!

    April 23, 2008 05:55 pm at 5:55 pm |
  19. Paul

    Drip.... Drip.....Drip.....Drip.....Drip.......Drip.....Drip...... D.

    Well, you get the picture.

    April 23, 2008 05:55 pm at 5:55 pm |
  20. Dennis, MN

    The more I think about it, the more I am impressed with Barack. He didn't have the backing of a former president, or military service creds. But he had an idea, a dream that Americans should no longer bow down to special interest groups–and that has carried him a long way. Don't lose sight of who we're really fighting against–those corporations who don't want us to have a voice in Washington, D.C.

    Fight on Barack supporters–YES WE CAN.

    Obama 08

    April 23, 2008 05:55 pm at 5:55 pm |

    Here's my problem not with this story but with the OK governor...If his state voted Clinton, how can he vote for Barack....This is exactly what the Obama camp is up in arms about the Super Delegates going against the will of the people and voting for Hillary...In this case Obama won Nebraska so fine vote for Obama....But the OK governor is wrong for going against the will of his people...Actually i'm ok with it as long as the Obama camp is going to be ok with it when they swing the election Hillary's way!

    April 23, 2008 05:55 pm at 5:55 pm |
  22. andrew of california

    I believe Obama will ultimately have the majority popular vote in the primary. I believe Obama will ultimately have the majority pledged delegates. I think it is impossible for there to be an outcome that doesn't factor in to the equation that superdelegates will decide the primary. How they do that will be an interesting foofnote in history or, it will be the bunggling in another of the ugliest moments of history, ala 1968, this time in Denver.

    April 23, 2008 05:56 pm at 5:56 pm |
  23. Ady

    If Obama is really the change candidate,why is HE RUNNING AROUND WITH THE OLD DEMOCRATS. I will tell you why,because they all see him as a puppet that they can manipulate,once they can get him elected. Barack dont be fooled by all this support,mark my words,all this people want to make a fool you.

    April 23, 2008 05:57 pm at 5:57 pm |
  24. Thompson

    I will be donating for the first time, and again if necessary.

    April 23, 2008 05:57 pm at 5:57 pm |
  25. Helena

    Also, CNN please post on the political ticker the announcement today of 49 of John Edwards backers endorsing Senator Obama including John Edwards Top Advisor!

    April 23, 2008 05:58 pm at 5:58 pm |
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