April 23rd, 2008
05:00 PM ET
12 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. AudraB

    Yes...Thank you. We need more superD on the Obama train. We need hope for the future. I will donate today to Barack. I have been supporting him for a long time. I donate every pay day and will continue until, he is President...it will happend!

    April 23, 2008 06:38 pm at 6:38 pm |
  2. JR Atlanta

    Senator Clinton is challenging Senator Obama to another debate because she dosen't have enough money to campaign.
    We are sick sick and tired of the debates. Please stop the debates.
    We to go Senator Obama!

    April 23, 2008 06:39 pm at 6:39 pm |
  3. Claudia, Tucson, AZ

    What is this about Edwards' supporters coming out and endorsing Barack? Where is John's backbone? He has disappointed me also, though not as much as the Clinton's. Edwards' did not like Clinton's connection to the lobbiests, and nothing has changed there, so why isn't he backing Barack?

    April 23, 2008 06:39 pm at 6:39 pm |
  4. rabblerouser

    Clinton also garnered another super delegate, but of course CNN didn't report that in headlines. As usual, she and Obama are even, despite whatever spin the media wants to put on all of this.

    April 23, 2008 06:40 pm at 6:40 pm |
  5. clinton now obama

    Whoooopie!!!!!!!!! I just donated to Obama again, lets bet the Clinton rags at their own game. 10million overnight--sounds like lies to me.
    Go Obama, it was not 10 pts as reported, the news media and Clintons are sticking to their lie.

    OBAMA '08

    April 23, 2008 06:40 pm at 6:40 pm |
  6. Kentucky

    He is supporting Barack Dukakis?

    April 23, 2008 06:40 pm at 6:40 pm |
  7. BMR, Pittsburgh PA

    As this campaign goes on, the Clinton camp must be feeling that Barack Obama is getting his cards off the bottom of the deck.

    What's really scary is that he must have even more superdelegates ready to roll to his side. It seems that he beats Clinton in endorsements for just about every news cycle.

    If it's really the Obama campaign controlling the flow of endorsements, I have to say it's a brilliant strategy. It's a measured show of strength, and requires no spin whatsoever.

    Just another element of a brilliant campaign...and a telling measurement of who's really "Ready to Lead on Day One".

    April 23, 2008 06:41 pm at 6:41 pm |
  8. Lennox

    Now here is an interesting irony.. Hillary Clinton claims she deserves the DNC nomination because while she may be trailing Barack Obama in delegates, number of states won and the popular vote, she has won the Big States and is therefore more electable. Nonetheless, she won Pennsylvania without winning Philadelphia, the biggest part of the state, where Obama achieved a thumping 30 point advantage. Should she surrender the win in Pennsylvania because her victory was the result of doing well in most of the other less populated areas?

    April 23, 2008 06:41 pm at 6:41 pm |
  9. Ric

    Wooohoooo!! RCP just announced HIllary pulled ahead in the popular vote!!! Woohooo!!

    April 23, 2008 06:41 pm at 6:41 pm |
  10. slev

    Obama is the best candidate for the position. The Clintons are driven by power and money and they will stop at nothing to return to the White House. American needs a president who will bring all people together. Obama is that person. Yes, we can.

    April 23, 2008 06:42 pm at 6:42 pm |
  11. ini

    the obamas are still getting away with everything no mattre what they do.tell the super guys in the party to speakout on time.this bitter fight is not helping the party i have come to love.

    April 23, 2008 06:43 pm at 6:43 pm |

    yes we can

    yes we can...

    thats 2 for today..since supertuesday, almost 100 superdelegates have gone to obama, hillary has gained less than 10

    April 23, 2008 06:43 pm at 6:43 pm |
  13. Brandy- I love Obama!

    Welcome aboard!

    Obama 08

    April 23, 2008 06:44 pm at 6:44 pm |
  14. KLM

    Awesome!!!!!! Thank you, Audra.
    I will make another donation to Obama on Friday. I have to work them around my paydays but I'm glad to be a part of a movement. I know my money is actually being used to support my candidate.

    April 23, 2008 06:44 pm at 6:44 pm |
  15. John Kinkade

    Thank you. Your timing is perfect. I hoped that the Super Delegates would start endorsing Sen. Obama after Pennsylvania. Maybe this will encourage more to step up. It is time to successfully take Obama's candidacy to the nomination.

    April 23, 2008 06:44 pm at 6:44 pm |
  16. dreamerfor30years

    welcome aboard! this time is our time our century. OBAMA is our leader


    April 23, 2008 06:45 pm at 6:45 pm |
  17. Darth Billary

    Here are the facts:

    Delegates – Obama
    States – Obama
    Popular Vote – Obama

    Hillary LIED again today when she said she leads in the popular vote. Sorry Billary, but MI and Florida don't count.

    Keep those Supers flowing it's time to end this.

    Obama 08

    April 23, 2008 06:46 pm at 6:46 pm |
  18. CJ

    Proof that some educated people are STUPID!!

    April 23, 2008 06:46 pm at 6:46 pm |
  19. oldsam

    Glad to see Obama catching up on the superdelegate count.

    @CNN: why are my comments not showing up while profanity and demeaning comments by others manage to appear?

    April 23, 2008 06:46 pm at 6:46 pm |
  20. Lyon

    Barack is the glowing Democrat. Hillary is old-stuff. She and Bill are both over the Hill. Barack is young and organized. May he prevail, from now on out. Keep the Faith, Mr. President.

    April 23, 2008 06:47 pm at 6:47 pm |
  21. JR Atlanta

    The Clinton's are a big cover-up. I know how desperate Hillary is. They had better not try to steal the election, it won't work this time.
    Wolf Blitzer, and Lou Dobbs the Clintons will owe you a lot, because you are really helping them. Why?

    April 23, 2008 06:47 pm at 6:47 pm |
  22. California for Obama

    Hillary you might be able to fool the OLD and uneducated people. Wake Up!!!!

    Yes we can!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!OBAMA 2008

    April 23, 2008 06:48 pm at 6:48 pm |
  23. Mary

    He has a problem with Seniors because they can see right through his fancy speechs read from cue cards. The man can't get a sensible comment out without the presents of a cue card. Sorry, but Seniors are just to smart for the likes of Obama.

    April 23, 2008 06:48 pm at 6:48 pm |
  24. lostin ohio

    please fellow dems whom ever wins the nomination lets stand with them.i am an bo supporter all the way but i will never jump ship and vote republican . and to the rebublican jumping ship to vote for hillary shame on you for trying to cause confusion in our party.i hope you are proud to be an american while you crap on one of our last and best privaleges whom so many die and fought for...............................................

    April 23, 2008 06:49 pm at 6:49 pm |
  25. Aussie Pork

    Can someone please explain to me exactly why Florida and Michigan delegates aren't being included? Why did they go early? Who made them do it? Why?

    Surely those primaries should be held again? How can a system be fair if the voters of two states are not counted? It isn't democracy, that is for sure.

    Now, at such a late stage, if Obama won Florida surely Hillary would have to quit. It would be an emphatic victory and the Democrats could get on with the real business of trying to defeat McCain. If Hillary won then it would all come down to the Superdelegates. In any event we'd be a whole lot closer to a getting a fair result rather than the sham that we currently have.

    Please explain how such a large state will not have their voters will included? This isn't a game, this is democracy. Many people have died defending this right.

    April 23, 2008 06:49 pm at 6:49 pm |
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