April 24th, 2008
01:10 PM ET
12 years ago

Obama picks up Oregon superdelegate

Rep. Wu is supporting Obama.

Rep. Wu is supporting Obama.

(CNN) - Oregon Rep. David Wu said Thursday he will cast his superdelegate vote for Barack Obama.

"I think we are blessed to have two strong candidates for president," Wu said in a statement released by Obama's campaign. "I am endorsing Barack Obama for president today because I believe that he is best suited to turn the page on this sorry episode in American history. He and I both had the judgment to oppose the Iraq War from the very beginning.

Wu, a five term congressman, is one of the party's nearly 800 superdelegates who will ultimately decide who gets the Democratic presidential nomination. He is the second Oregon superdelegate to endorse Obama ahead of the state's May 20 primary - Rep. Earl Blumenauer endorsed the Illinois senator earlier in the year.

Clinton also has two Oregon superdelegates in her camp - Gov. Ted Kulongoski and Rep. Darlene Hooley.

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soundoff (400 Responses)
  1. JB Cal

    Hey Louise from Ohio, since he's a superdelegate, I'm guessing that your girl would love to have his endorsement.

    April 24, 2008 04:15 pm at 4:15 pm |
  2. Romulus, Michigan

    To Billy,

    Your statement said a lot, racism is alive and well in small towns, big cities, and all across America.

    April 24, 2008 04:27 pm at 4:27 pm |
  3. American Girl

    Hillary is so gone!

    April 24, 2008 04:28 pm at 4:28 pm |
  4. Haneefah

    Wow! This is a great thing. He can see that he does not want a Lier and a Cheat back in the White House. There are a lot of questions that the Clintons have not answered and won't answer and they are racist. They have played the race card since this campaign started. They can't see themselves losing to a Black Man and that is a problem for them.

    Go Obama Go. I am a 57 year old woman and my husband is 60 and we will be voting for Obama!

    Even if we have to write him in we will do just that


    April 24, 2008 04:29 pm at 4:29 pm |
  5. Arkansas Undertaker

    Thanx you..............We appreciate the support!

    April 24, 2008 04:30 pm at 4:30 pm |
  6. Stop the Drama

    all the old-timers say Obama cannot win in high electoral states in the general...so you think all the Clintonites will run to McCain ..

    .wake up people ..

    The Clintonites who believe that they are the new House of Windsor in the USA and deserve to be in the WH are in for a shock...

    Obama is bring in new voters and the young ones ...people who are excited to vote for a good honest man ....we have the strenght and will continue to mobilise in the fall ....

    the old-timers of the by-gone woodstock era can stay at home and sulk or vote for the old man who will sleep at the switch !!

    Young people in America will come in droves from every crack in the Union and make a change ...we are taking America from the old timers restoring to the land of hope and freedom for our children to be in a fear free positive world ......



    April 24, 2008 04:34 pm at 4:34 pm |
  7. Michael G Ventura, CA

    Keep em coming! OBAMA 08!

    April 24, 2008 04:35 pm at 4:35 pm |
  8. one of a generation of steel workers

    Pls do a little reading to get the facts B4 jumping on a bandwagon & spouting off. It makes you sound like an ignoramous who is bitter that his choice in candidates is not what you want her to be. Some of us are tired of letting the real issues be swept under the rug. We are ready to help bring this country back to it's greatness & even better because it will be inclusive progress rather than just the usual suspects ! UNITED WE STAND ,DIVIDED WE FALL...even furthur. THE TIME IS NOW & it is EXCITING to have such hope again & see it in action . Rep. Wu, I admire your courage & leadership.

    April 24, 2008 04:38 pm at 4:38 pm |
  9. mike

    Another big SD gain for Obama-he still has momentum and we can see that his Iraq war vote was brave and showed great leadership when other democrats were too scared for their political lives to vote their conscience. To all those Hillary supporters who don't think Obama can take McCain, this is what Hillary wants you to think so that she can try and erode his support. Please don't be fooled by these head games.

    April 24, 2008 04:41 pm at 4:41 pm |
  10. Willy


    April 24, 2008 04:41 pm at 4:41 pm |
  11. Vickie

    Wonderful!!! I wonder how many more would show their support if the news media would beat the pavement on the 17 million fraud suit in Los Angeles against the Clintons? First Amendment Rights...Frivolous lawsuit...Anti-SLAPP law? What are the next Clionton lies going to be? Bosnia Trip...... The news media would rather crucify a canidate for the words of another than tell the story of the criminal actions of the Clintons. Wake up America, we do not need the Clintons.

    April 24, 2008 04:42 pm at 4:42 pm |
  12. Monte Brown

    From the words of Steely Dan, "Are you crazy? Are you high, or just an ordinary guy? Has he finally got to you? Are you with me Dr. Can you hear me Dr...."

    April 24, 2008 04:42 pm at 4:42 pm |
  13. avok

    First–let me say that Sen. Obama is fantastic. I would be proud to vote for him. Having said that, by building up Obama, I do not denigrate Se. Clinton. "I am most impressed by his call for a new kind of politics." Yet, when i read these postings I am so saddened. I don't think it can be achieved. The pro-Obama postings include a large number of arrogant, mean-spirited, ad hominem attacks on Se. Clinton. To be sure some of the pro-Clinton postings are also disrespectful to Se. Obama. It just seems that the Obama supporters, in greater numbers, have a negative edge–unbecoming of his message. Just based on the tone of the postings, I have to say that I would not be comfortable with the authors. Yet I remain proud of Se. Obama. I mean this as a serious sincere question–why are the so many of the pro-Obama postings so contradictory of his message?

    April 24, 2008 04:42 pm at 4:42 pm |
  14. Romulus, Michigan

    Senator Clinton said it; Yes Yes Yes (Senator Obama) is electable.

    April 24, 2008 04:44 pm at 4:44 pm |
  15. R.O.B.

    Yep, just another sign of who the majority of "smart" American citizens want as President

    OBAMA '08

    April 24, 2008 04:45 pm at 4:45 pm |
  16. IAMWMD

    Camp Clinto is running out of time. A few more superdelegates moving towards Obama will lock it up.

    There won't be a enough superdelegates left for Camp clinton

    Obama 08

    April 24, 2008 04:48 pm at 4:48 pm |
  17. Charles AZ

    Some say Obama cannot win against McCain. From the beginning, the Republicans made it clear by their attacks on Obama, that they want to run against Hillary because her negatives are much higher than Obama's negatives. The Republicans also fear Obama's ability to inspire people in general and to bring in new voters in particular. Hillary neither inspires nor excites people like Obama does.

    For these reasons, Obama can win against McCain because the Republicans fear Obama more than Hillary.

    April 24, 2008 04:53 pm at 4:53 pm |
  18. Marshall in Nebraska

    CNN — I really hope you cashed the check before you put Hillary's link on your page. What happened to Unbiased.

    April 24, 2008 05:03 pm at 5:03 pm |
  19. alice2

    GOOD CHOICE. My sentiments exactly. Hillary needs to QUIT. She is running a negative campaign set out to destroy the Dem party.

    April 24, 2008 05:04 pm at 5:04 pm |
  20. Tex-gal

    Rep. Wu, and Senator Clinton didn't vote for the ENERGY POLICY ACT 2005, better known as the BUSH/CHENEY 2005 ENERGY BILL, but Obama did, being that his state of Illinois was to profit from it. He campaigns against oil giants, yet he supports them, and yes, he has accepted campaign monies from them and lies about it. All the presidential candidates have accepted contributions, but do not deny it. Research his endorsements, many of the active and former congressmen have ties to big oil companies. OIL INTERESTS ARE CONNECTED TO THE WAR IN IRAQ. He didn't vote for the war in Iraq because he wasn't in the Senate, but he has voted for all it's funding to date. The circumstances after 9/11 were fresh, and Congress was relying on the information from the Dept. of State, Dept. of Defense, etc. at the time the attack on Iraq was up for a vote. This country was literally in panic at the time. Vote for experience and reliability. VOTE FOR HILLARY !!!!!!!!!!!

    April 24, 2008 05:08 pm at 5:08 pm |
  21. ABC

    Wu, you are idiot to make this decision.

    April 24, 2008 05:09 pm at 5:09 pm |
  22. mike

    HEY NY – Actually this endoresment does matter because he is a super delegate. The clinton people have change the goal posts and the requirements for vitory so much that they have forgotten the rules entirely.

    Actually he will win in "high electoral states". The democratic machine (people like Rendell, Carvell, Corazine, etc) have pledge to support the democratic no matter who wins, So drop this notion that he can not win big states.

    April 24, 2008 05:16 pm at 5:16 pm |
  23. Michael, North Carolina

    It's the red, white ,and blue coming at you. The american people are speaking in volumes, and the word is that this race was over a long, long time ago, like after Wisconsin. WHICH WAS A STATE THAT WAS SIMILAR TO PENN. Sen. Obama won that state by 17 points. So this was a state that was considered to be in Sen. Clintons backyard and Sen. Obama won it big time. So it's my opinion that Sen. Clinton should have dropped out after her Wisconsin lost. The race has become to personal and negative and the superdelegates should put a stop to it, and do the right. By giving the nod to Sen. Obama because of his commanding lead he can not be caught in pledged delegates, popular vote, or number of states won.


    April 24, 2008 05:17 pm at 5:17 pm |
  24. Paul

    We sincerely hope Clinton wins.

    There are some delegates who ignore the popular vote.

    Hillary has won the states needed for the general election. And if you count Michigan and Florida that in real life must count, then she beats Obama so far by 100,000 votes

    Soe please support Hillary if you want a Democrat in the White House


    She is more experienced
    She is for the people
    She is a fighter

    Why not Obama?

    He lacks experience
    He slammed the people of Pennsylvania
    We do not need a president who insults the Americans.

    Strongly for Hillary Now

    April 24, 2008 05:18 pm at 5:18 pm |
  25. Terrence W from NC

    OBAMA tried to be positive. But Clinton just keeps nagging with her attacks on him, instead of making herself look better.

    Who would you like him to do? NOTHING?









    OR defend himself?
    And when he depends himself, you say he's going negative. LOL

    OBAMA 08, The UN – LIAR!

    April 24, 2008 05:27 pm at 5:27 pm |
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