April 28th, 2008
03:30 PM ET
13 years ago

Obama picks up superdelegate

[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2008/images/04/28/art.bing.gi.jpg caption="Bingaman endorsed Obama Monday."](CNN) - New Mexico Sen. Jeff Bingaman announced Monday he'll cast his crucial superdelegate vote for Barack Obama.

“To make progress, we must rise above the partisanship and the issues that divide us to find common ground. We must move the country in a dramatically new direction," Bingaman said in a statement released by the Obama campaign. “I strongly believe Barack Obama is best positioned to lead the nation in that new direction.”

Bingaman is one of the party's nearly 800 superdelegates who will decide which candidate wins the Democratic nomination. Clinton's current superdelegate lead over Obama is now just over 20, though more than 300 have yet to announce who they will support.

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soundoff (296 Responses)
  1. AZM

    This should make the Republicans and John McCain very happy...

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

    A few days ago Obama had a 9 point lead 51-42 over McCAin. I did not hear CNN about this at all. Now that Clinton has a lead all of a sudden she has a point??

    CNN, Hillary is loosing! She can NEVER catch up with Obama in pleged delegates!

    April 28, 2008 04:24 pm at 4:24 pm |
  3. Jeff Radun

    Mr Wright will sink Obama how can this man give his support to Obama. He is crazy and if I see another pro Obama supporter on line after this Mr Wright issue they must be on drugs like Obama was years ago.
    Sorry for bringing that up I forgot if we bring anything up about Mr Obama like his cocain use it is not allowed or relivent according to Obama nation
    Same with the Wright issuem, Rezko Issue, Michelle Obama issue, Ayres Issue
    I appologize

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

    This should be no surprise to anyone.

    April 28, 2008 04:24 pm at 4:24 pm |
  5. rev owen

    I believe the super delegates should say who they are voting at this time to resolve this delegate issue .I wish you all would stop applying what Rev Wright comments to Sen Obama this has become rediculous.
    Rev Owen ,Brooklyn NY

    April 28, 2008 04:24 pm at 4:24 pm |
  6. stephanberk2002

    YEAH, Obama 08'

    April 28, 2008 04:25 pm at 4:25 pm |
  7. MB

    Why do you HRC supporters always resort to name calling when things are not going your way...idiot, judas, as....h and on an on???

    April 28, 2008 04:25 pm at 4:25 pm |
  8. Starr Dittmann WA

    Come on Hillary supporters does it take you this long to realize you have an instant fabricator, a republican under disguise, a scorned woman who hates being behind a man under a skirt and who has 100 million dollars that could easily be helping the poor citizens she states she can only help by becoming president? What will it take for Clinton supporters to attract more brains? It can't be BIll or Chelsea Clinton!!
    It takes a man with good judgment and with endurance to win without targeting his fellow runner. OBAMA for PRESIDENT! Hillary needs to step down and realize that she has not made women look good the way she has been creating negative campaigning. She only helps us women look more and more unable to do the job... when we are under emotional distress! God help her! Hillary donate 99 milliion and 900 thousand dollars to the poor and keep 100 thousand dollars for yourself ... for good measures.. then I will consider voting for you! Otherwise step down! Be poor like all of us because lady, you have NOT WORKED any harder than me!! or anyone else!!

    April 28, 2008 04:25 pm at 4:25 pm |
  9. Chief lagosboy, NJ

    Yes!, another great endorsement from another great American. Sir, I thank you and the American public thanks you! Sir, you are truly a great American! This prolonged race is devastating to the party and tearing the party apart.
    Poll shows Clinton has better shot of beating McCain: What rubbish!CNN, Please no more fake polls, no more lies just facts you guys are beginning to sound like FOX News.

    Our President Obama 08' & 12'

    April 28, 2008 04:25 pm at 4:25 pm |
  10. Brian


    Im addition to the SupreDelegate announcement,

    John Edwards was not eligible in the 4th Congressional District in IOWA, and as a result Barack Obama gained one national convention delegate at Saturday's congressional district conventions.

    April 28, 2008 04:25 pm at 4:25 pm |
  11. Jim Davis

    You suck CNN...One super delegate after another flocks to Obama, not to mention he leads in every stat against Hillery yet all you do is report Obama's demise and Hillerys great momentum. Why don't you just endorse the liar.....

    April 28, 2008 04:25 pm at 4:25 pm |
  12. Muaiao

    Those in the know are beginning to rally around Obama. What was once a sizeable lead (over 100) in SDs for Clinton has now been whittled down to under 20. Many SDs have changed their minds from Clinton to Obama (none have changed in the other direction). The rest are choosing Obama over Clinton despite her last name, her past president husband, a supposedly huge political base and machine, her purported experience, her inevitability, her many more years in the spotlight and in the U.S. Senate. Why is that?

    Perhaps it is that those who know her much better than the average citizen see her as inferior, less capabable, and more untrustworthy than Obama. That is the only deduction a reasonable person can make.

    April 28, 2008 04:25 pm at 4:25 pm |
  13. Mike

    The fat lady in the pant-suit is starting to sing.

    April 28, 2008 04:25 pm at 4:25 pm |
  14. HAHAHA

    Thank you for being realistic.
    It's about time..... Time to go Hillary- Buh Bye.

    April 28, 2008 04:25 pm at 4:25 pm |
  15. Adam

    I have no issue with people supporting Obama but if your going to do it don't do it because you think he has a better chance of bringing the parties together. Look at the records, both Clinton and McCain have done far, far more work with the opposing party than Obama.

    April 28, 2008 04:26 pm at 4:26 pm |
  16. Mary

    There is NO WAY that Liar Hillary can win in November. She's the most untrustworthy person in politics Ever !

    Hillary is unelectable !

    April 28, 2008 04:26 pm at 4:26 pm |
  17. Terrence W from NC

    Uh-Oh, here comes the Hillary-bots ready to tear him a new one. You guys are so funny. These POLICTIANS have more info to pull from than we do, and they are swinging to OBAMA. This should tell you something.

    OBAMA 08

    April 28, 2008 04:26 pm at 4:26 pm |
  18. A. Harrison

    These superdelegates are dumber than a box of rocks. They are not using sound judgement to make these decisions rather they are using the good old Politics the one they support is said to be against.

    Hypocracy is so easy to see, but hard to believe.

    April 28, 2008 04:26 pm at 4:26 pm |
  19. Odie King

    At the beginning of this primary, Billl and Hiliary Clinton was my idol and Hiliary Clinton was my choice. But since all of the "mud slinging" has occurred, I have lost a lot of respect for her. Now I am an Obama supporter and I think win at all cost is not being truthful to us as voters.

    April 28, 2008 04:26 pm at 4:26 pm |
  20. Think about it

    hey Hillary...would this be more of the "turning tide" you were telling us about? LOL

    April 28, 2008 04:27 pm at 4:27 pm |
  21. Marjon

    Over the las two months Obama picked up over 70 superdelegates!
    Hillary has only picked up two! Now address that C(linton)N(ews)N(etwork)!

    We hear all about that stupid pastor, but hear very little about Barack campaigning!
    Since when do people do what pastors say! Is Jeremiah Wright running for president now?? Have I missed it??


    April 28, 2008 04:27 pm at 4:27 pm |
  22. jAYjAY

    there are more postings on Rev. Wright here than all the candidates.

    Why don'e you open a Rev page on CNN. and give all controvercial pastors equal time. Stop descriminating against other pastors they have views too.

    April 28, 2008 04:28 pm at 4:28 pm |
  23. Xavier, Saint Louis, Missouri

    Welcome aboard a winning campaign!

    April 28, 2008 04:28 pm at 4:28 pm |

    Smart move...let see how someone with more pledged delegates, more popular votes and more states will drop-out...Americans 're watching....Howard Dean is a disgrace................

    April 28, 2008 04:28 pm at 4:28 pm |
  25. obama lover

    thenk you sir
    welcome aboard the obama express. we are almost home

    April 28, 2008 04:28 pm at 4:28 pm |
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