April 30th, 2008
12:00 PM ET
12 years ago

Rep. Hill backing Obama

 Hill, who introduced Clinton at a rally last Friday, said Wednesday he is backing Obama.

Hill, who introduced Clinton at a rally last Friday, said Wednesday he is backing Obama.

(CNN) - Barack Obama's campaign announced Wednesday Indiana Rep. Baron Hill has endorsed the Illinois senator - the fourth new superdelegate the campaign has announced in the last 24 hours.

"If we are going to develop real solutions for Hoosier families, for America’s families, we have to move past the partisan gridlock," Hill said in a statement released by the Obama campaign. "I believe both Senator Clinton and Senator Obama want to do that and I believe both are formidable candidates. But, I also believe that only one of them truly can."

The Clinton campaign has announced three new superdelegates in the last 24 hours. More than 300 have yet to publicly back a candidate.

soundoff (306 Responses)
  1. Conor

    Welcome Mr. Hill, its good to have you with us.

    April 30, 2008 12:13 pm at 12:13 pm |
  2. Pro-Democracy

    Here we go again!!!

    April 30, 2008 12:14 pm at 12:14 pm |
  3. jj

    OK he got promised the VP slot by Obama. He just introduced Clinton like he was supporting her. Talk about flip flop

    April 30, 2008 12:15 pm at 12:15 pm |
  4. Darth Vadik, CA

    The chips are falling into place.

    Representatives who were afraid of the Clintons, aren't afraid any more.

    Hillary is done, she really is this time.

    Goodbye old farts.

    April 30, 2008 12:16 pm at 12:16 pm |
  5. Moses, Ca.

    Thanks Mr. Hill. You made the right choice.

    April 30, 2008 12:16 pm at 12:16 pm |
  6. The Patriot

    Way to join the good fight. Another victory for the good guys.

    April 30, 2008 12:17 pm at 12:17 pm |
  7. Mike, Travis AFB, CA

    We need Obama in the White House ASAP!!!!

    April 30, 2008 12:17 pm at 12:17 pm |
  8. lewc

    Topics of Interest:

    HRC's (current) pastor--Molestation of 7 year old

    Peter Paul vs. Clintons-- 17 Million Dollar Law Suit

    These cases are currently being heard in the court system. Why can't we have open discussion on CNN in this regard?

    April 30, 2008 12:17 pm at 12:17 pm |
  9. Jenna, NY

    At this rate we will have exhausted all super delegates by June 3rd. Thank you Rep. Hill.

    Obama 08!

    April 30, 2008 12:17 pm at 12:17 pm |
  10. Nancy

    WOW, There one minute, and gone the next. So sorry Hillary and Billary. There seems to be a pattern here.. You may want to call your church ??????? to set up a prayer session.

    GO OBAMA

    April 30, 2008 12:17 pm at 12:17 pm |
  11. Gay Women for Hillary

    Fight on Hill, we all have to come together to be recognized.

    April 30, 2008 12:17 pm at 12:17 pm |
  12. Bratt

    Great!!! So now Barack has 28 supers since PA and Clinton ONLY 8... Poor Hillary, she can't catch him in anything...Five more days, guys, and HRC, the loser, the liar, will go home...and we will focus on McBush, the REAL oponent in November... 280 'supers' are EXPECTED to suppport Barack- our NEXT PRESIDENT – on May 7..

    April 30, 2008 12:18 pm at 12:18 pm |
  13. Real Change

    What is this a compitition all of a sudden?

    Glad to see it though.

    What the heck is John Edwards going to do?

    April 30, 2008 12:18 pm at 12:18 pm |
  14. Roger

    Lets see Clinton explain this one!

    April 30, 2008 12:18 pm at 12:18 pm |
  15. tina

    Yahoo! Glad to hear it...keep those Superdelegates coming on the Obama side :0)

    Barack 08

    April 30, 2008 12:18 pm at 12:18 pm |
  16. Rom, NY

    let's go !!!
    let wrap that up ASAP in order to take care of the war-monger

    April 30, 2008 12:19 pm at 12:19 pm |
  17. ds

    More, please.

    Obama

    April 30, 2008 12:19 pm at 12:19 pm |
  18. Obatala for obama

    yes we can

    history will show he made the best choice for our country, our children our future and the world.................

    Obama 08

    April 30, 2008 12:19 pm at 12:19 pm |
  19. Lauren-Denver,CO

    Welcome to the winning team!

    Obama 08

    April 30, 2008 12:20 pm at 12:20 pm |
  20. Scott Hughes ATL

    Backing who? Obama or Clinton? I think that's a typo...

    April 30, 2008 12:21 pm at 12:21 pm |
  21. dlr

    I think the delegate count since her 9.3% victory in Pennsylvania is now: 4 Clinton – 9 Obama!!!

    April 30, 2008 12:21 pm at 12:21 pm |
  22. Peter in Canada

    These superdelegates are trying to tell you all something!
    Hillary is finished as a politician and her behaviour has made her unelectable.
    Obama is going to be the Democratic nominee even if he grows another head and fire starts shooting out of his butt!
    Any choice other than Obama at this point will absolutely, positively destroy the Democratic party!

    April 30, 2008 12:22 pm at 12:22 pm |
  23. aj in sf

    thank you Rep Hill! Obama supporters love your state!

    April 30, 2008 12:22 pm at 12:22 pm |
  24. Rick from Bowie

    Thank you! It is time to get this thing wrapped up and moving our country forward. No more debates, no more of the negativity, and no more Clintons. They are not good for this country.

    April 30, 2008 12:22 pm at 12:22 pm |
  25. jodi

    It takes a formidable man, a man strong in physical and mental strength to withsatnd and rise above what Obama has gone through the past few weeks. He has proven he can rough it out when timea are tough and can ride the wave when things are good. He has shown why he should be the nominee and I think he will make McCain cry fro mercy in the general campaign. They have awaken a sleeping giant and he will not go back to sleep.

    April 30, 2008 12:22 pm at 12:22 pm |
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