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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  1. Oh! The Irony


    thank you for your support Rep. Wu.

    Obama '08

    April 24, 2008 01:54 pm at 1:54 pm |
  2. Pet

    Please Hillary, didn't you talk about grace the other night, but now why are you misleading the people about your popular votes

    April 24, 2008 01:54 pm at 1:54 pm |
  3. DEE in fla

    this is a note from " NY "

    "Representative Wu, if you have notice in the past none of the endorsement matters!!!!!!!!!"

    I think you are very stupid.....HE IS not just an endorsement he is A super delegate""""""

    You are so stupid


    April 24, 2008 01:54 pm at 1:54 pm |
  4. Hanna

    I hope the others will follow your lead. We need to end this and get ready for November. Please let's stop wasting time and money!!!

    OBAMA 08

    April 24, 2008 01:55 pm at 1:55 pm |
  5. Former Hillary supporter


    Welcome aboard Mr. Wu.

    April 24, 2008 01:55 pm at 1:55 pm |
  6. CW in DC

    Add more cars... more cars I say!!! We're running out of room on the Obama train!!!!!

    April 24, 2008 01:55 pm at 1:55 pm |
  7. A man Of Substance

    Excellent Honarable WU, you are a true public servant who not only pays attention to the pulse of the nation but looking at the big piture. History certainly has a good place for you Sir.

    April 24, 2008 01:56 pm at 1:56 pm |
  8. Rick in Oregon

    Wu has been in the bag of big business here in Oregon for years.

    Why didn't he wait until the Oregon election to see who his constituents want?

    Obama, you can have Wu.

    April 24, 2008 01:56 pm at 1:56 pm |
  9. Sheryl

    Thank you.....Wu-hooooo !!!!!! GOD IS SO GOOD
    GO OBAMA 08 AND 12

    April 24, 2008 01:58 pm at 1:58 pm |
  10. Grif

    You're only allowed one Vote, in any Election...You are no more powerful, than one "First time Voter:.... Ovoid the Drain, and Vote McCain....

    April 24, 2008 01:58 pm at 1:58 pm |
  11. Felly

    Hillary's negative campaigning is coming back to hunt her. No more Clinton dynasty, nada.

    April 24, 2008 01:58 pm at 1:58 pm |
  12. Silly Season

    Easiest way to settle this is for the superdelegates to make their votes public, NOW......This drawn out crap is getting to be just that.. CRAP!

    April 24, 2008 01:58 pm at 1:58 pm |
  13. Sharon

    Thanks for joining the winning team:)

    Obama '08

    April 24, 2008 01:58 pm at 1:58 pm |
  14. truth_hurts

    should hillary win the nomination she will get my support even though i am for obama, However, i will not give her one red cent of my money, not after i heard the clintons made 100 million, look this is the deal hillary if you want the nomination bad enough.. do a mitt romney and take a bite of your own money, with barack is different, he and michelle only made close to a million in income. americans don't let the clinton machine use you, at first she started with her big corp donations, but noow she is playing obamas game with the small donors, at least he deserves it for being a good sport. and i will encourage all democrats to come together regarldless of how dirty the clintons played, just to get our troops back and end this war, thats what's important here not our egos.

    April 24, 2008 01:59 pm at 1:59 pm |
  15. Santiago

    Thank you Mr. Wu, you've seen the light, we need to move this country forwards not backwards.

    Yes we can

    Obama 08

    April 24, 2008 01:59 pm at 1:59 pm |
  16. End is coming

    Remaining delegates for Obama (2024-1724 = 300)...
    Hillary still needs more than 450.
    This race is almost decided

    Previous Hillary supporter

    April 24, 2008 01:59 pm at 1:59 pm |
  17. vic nashville,Tn

    Shame on you CNN
    There is news About Obama’s Adviser he told about white color voters and New Gallup tracking poll Why CNN not posting these news

    April 24, 2008 01:59 pm at 1:59 pm |
  18. no bandwagon

    Some of us will never jump on a bandwagon.

    We know where that leads.

    Just look at Italy and Germany in the 1930s when they blindly followed their charismatic leaders who inspired the youth with talk of hope and promises of change.

    I love my country. NO to Obama.

    This is a presidential election- not an audition for American Idol.

    April 24, 2008 01:59 pm at 1:59 pm |
  19. sabrina01

    Ok if Obama loses the next five races by ten points that will give him about 66 delegates and Clinton 80 and he'll have 2025 on the fifth state.........IT IS OVER

    April 24, 2008 01:59 pm at 1:59 pm |
  20. Krissy, FL


    April 24, 2008 02:00 pm at 2:00 pm |
  21. FW

    Drip, drip, drip .......

    April 24, 2008 02:00 pm at 2:00 pm |
  22. Jen-0-palooza

    Keep 'em coming!
    It's time for these Superdelegates to step up to the plate and get Hillary out of the game before she and/or Bill gaffe themselves another 1/2 dozen times!
    The Clinton's have been absolutely PATHETIC throughout this campaign! They cannot possibly run the country when they can't even run the campaign that was supposed to be a "coronation".

    April 24, 2008 02:00 pm at 2:00 pm |
  23. Too

    HRC is just postponing her day of reckoning. The folks who are getting taken are the ones still donating to her campaign...it is just throwing good money after a lost cause.

    April 24, 2008 02:01 pm at 2:01 pm |
  24. NObama

    Obama has been 'going negative' against Hillary for months now.

    Take off the blinders, people!

    New York Times Headline: ‘Lesson of Defeat: Obama Comes out Punching.’ [New York Times, 3/6/08]

    Obama spokesperson releases memo titled, ‘What does Clinton have to hide?’ [Obama Campaign Memo, 3/5/08]

    Obama campaign manager says ‘Senator Clinton wants to continue an increasingly desperate, increasingly negative - and increasingly expensive - campaign to tear us down.’ [Statement by David Plouffe, 3/5/08]

    Obama spokesperson alludes to Hillary’s ‘law firms and real estate deals.’ [Politico, 3/5/08]

    Citing Wall Street Journal editorial, Obama campaign attacks Hillary on 'cattle futures trading profit.' [Obama campaign memo, 3/5/08]

    Obama spokesperson claims Hillary wants to keep tax returns ‘hidden from voters.’ [Obama Campaign Memo, 3/5/08]

    Obama spokesperson accuses Clintons of being ‘the same old thing’ and using ‘kitchen sink strategies that have mired us in the mess we're in, in Washington.’ [MSNBC, 3/5/08]

    Obama spokesperson says ‘some very simple vetting of Hillary Clinton has yet to start.’ [Obama Campaign Memo, 3/5/08]

    Obama surrogate accuses Clinton campaign of trying 'to exploit race, exploit sex, exploit fear for political expediency.' [CNN, 3/5/08]

    Obama Texas state director accuses Hillary campaign of trying to ‘discourage Texans from participating’ in the caucus. [AP, 3/5/08]

    Obama campaign manager says ‘The Clintons are the gold standard of negative tactical campaigning.’ [Washington Post, 3/5/08]

    Obama suspects ‘you’re not going to get a bunch of particularly impressive answers’ to questions on Hillary’s foreign policy experience. [Time, 3/6/08]

    Los Angeles Times: ‘Stung by his Nevada loss… Obama toughened his criticisms of the New York senator’ "Stung by his Nevada loss and by tense exchanges between his and Clinton's campaigns, Obama toughened his criticisms of the New York senator and her husband, former President Clinton." [Los Angeles Times, 1/21/08]

    Reno Gazette Journal: 'Obama campaign is becoming more aggressive.' "But the back-and-forth does indicate the Obama campaign is becoming more aggressive in the face of Clinton campaign tactics" [Anjeanette Damon, Reno Gazette-Journal, 1/21/08]

    Obama campaign: ‘People have heard a lot of things that just aren’t true from the mouth of the First Lady, from the mouth of the former president, from the mouth of the campaign.’ [Politico, 1/20/08]

    Obama: ‘Sen. Clinton keeps touting her experience, but has no management experience that I can see in her résumé.’ [New York Post, 1/19/08]

    Obama: 'The American people don't want a president whose plans change with the politics of the moment.' [Newsday, 1/19/08]

    Plouffe memo: ‘The conduct of the Clinton Campaign in recent weeks essentially makes the case for why we need Barack Obama – it’s the same old-style say anything or do anything to win, divisive attacks that have prevented progress in this country for so long.’ [Plouffe memo, 1/19/08]

    Washington Post Headline: ‘In Nevada, Obama tries tough new tack.’ [Washington Post, 1/18/08]

    Obama: ‘I think that Senator Clinton, obviously, is a formidable and tough candidate, and we have to make sure that we take it to them just like they take it to us.’ [MSNBC “Morning Joe,” 1/9/08]

    Obama campaign co-chair: ‘Those tears also have to be analyzed. They have to be looked at very, very carefully in light of Katrina, in light of the other things that Mrs. Clinton did not cry for.’ [MSNBC, 1/9/08]

    Obama: ‘I don’t want to go into the next election starting off with half the country already not wanting to vote for Democrats. We’ve done that in 2004, 2000.’ [The Hill, 1/10/08]

    April 24, 2008 02:01 pm at 2:01 pm |
  25. John Smith

    As someone in statistics and probability, and an active supporter of Hillary, I have come to conclude that Hillary simply cannot get this nomination. Her chances decrease after each major vote, including PA. Therefore, I can no longer waste my vote or money on Hillary. I care more about the party than the individual. To vote for Hillary is to vote for a major "split" in the democractic party. My conscience will not allow me do so!!!

    Overall, I also concluded that "folks" in small towns and states are "smarter and more educated" than folks in the BIG states!! Hillary is from NY–

    NY, PA, FL, CA etc. (except TX), continue to amaze us! Just look at the "wisdom" of the smaller states– Indianna, NC, Iowa etc.– . Left to them, this madness would have been over with before now!!

    April 24, 2008 02:01 pm at 2:01 pm |
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