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)

    the superdelegate floodgates will soon open...and you will watch as they move to OBAMA

    April 30, 2008 01:12 pm at 1:12 pm |
  2. Susan / PA

    There are more Supers on the way for Obama

    Congrats to Hill for showing integrity....

    OBAMA 08

    April 30, 2008 01:12 pm at 1:12 pm |
  3. Mike, Iowa

    What's with the photo? I thought at first he backed Clinton until i read on. What is that?!?

    April 30, 2008 01:12 pm at 1:12 pm |
  4. Ponder this

    Cha ching.......keep banking them Obama........America is proud of you........we that have controversial people in our lives understand how hard it is.........Hillary will never know since she never left Bill after doing Monica in their home..
    to Lee....hillary has a post i........f you wanna gripe......then post on her blog....the Obama nation is trying to keep it positive....Hillary lost this election not Obama he has no kitchen sink to throw

    April 30, 2008 01:13 pm at 1:13 pm |
  5. 58 old white wemen for OBAMA



    April 30, 2008 01:14 pm at 1:14 pm |
  6. Matthew, Philadelphia, PA

    Boy will he have egg on his face come May 6!

    April 30, 2008 01:14 pm at 1:14 pm |
  7. mimi de la cruz for OBAMA



    April 30, 2008 01:15 pm at 1:15 pm |
  8. bigben

    You know why they are moving to Obama? They are scared the blacks will riot. See Hillary supporters are more civil. They are scared Denver will become LA during the LA riots.

    April 30, 2008 01:16 pm at 1:16 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! Congratulation Obama, we are almost home! This prolonged race is devastating to the party and tearing the party apart. Welcome aboard the winning team……we are almost to the mountain top!

    Our President Obama 08′ & 12′

    April 30, 2008 01:17 pm at 1:17 pm |
  10. WB, PSL

    NC and Indiana need to vote overwhelmingly for Barack and bring this primary to an end. America needs to be taken into a new direction and only one candidate can do that (President Barack Obama). Lets all get beyond race & gender and select the best candidate, which Barack Obama. Senator Clinton & McCain constantly talk about experience when they are the ones making bad judgements; from Iraq war to the now gas tax credit. Get the facts and make your decision accordingly!!!

    April 30, 2008 01:18 pm at 1:18 pm |
  11. Mek, WA

    Hill Welcome aboard to the Hope and Change train that will be cruising till 2016.

    Obam Nation '08,2012

    April 30, 2008 01:19 pm at 1:19 pm |

    It's time for people who have supported Hillary to jump on bored we will need you guys in the General election. We have fought amoungst each other for long enough, let's unite and take back the White House. No hard feelings.

    April 30, 2008 01:20 pm at 1:20 pm |
  13. Ilona Proud Canadian

    Barack Supporters,


    Wow, I can just imagine Sen. Clinton's annoyance when this endorsement was made! Just look at her in the picture, I am sure she expected this endorsement was sewn up for her!!!!!!!!

    April 30, 2008 01:20 pm at 1:20 pm |
  14. Jenn

    I wish there was an actual formum where people could have an intelligent conversation and ot just name calling or where the boards close in a matter of minutes. I wish there was a third party in this country ask all of you Dems and Reps make me want to puke.

    April 30, 2008 01:21 pm at 1:21 pm |
  15. Ann

    This guy is retarded or what? How can you change your mind in 5 days? These people have no conscious and no brain..


    April 30, 2008 01:22 pm at 1:22 pm |
  16. Amy

    Thank you Rep. HIll! It's time to move the country forward, and to do that we can't have another Clinton presidency. Doesn't anyone remember the gridlock, the scandals, the behind-closed-doors deals of the Clinton years? If we have any hope of ending the gridlock in Washington, and bringing Republicans and Democrats together, that hope is Senator Obama.

    April 30, 2008 01:22 pm at 1:22 pm |
  17. Michael

    I have been watching Senator Obama these last few weeks in seeing how he deals with adversity and I must say that I am impressed. I do think that he was a little slow in responding to the Rev. Wright situation but I understand why, Loyalty is a rare quality and I believe that Senator Obama is the type of Man who is loyal to the end.
    Never the less I admire his quiet strength, unwavering loyalty and forthrightness and those are the qualities that I want to see in the next person who sits in the white house regardless of who wins.

    April 30, 2008 01:25 pm at 1:25 pm |
  18. LP

    Welcome Mr Hill!

    April 30, 2008 01:25 pm at 1:25 pm |
  19. Sante

    Fox, I still do not know who is that guy Obama and why he deserves sooo much attention?
    What he has done sooo out standing for the country? Controversies one after others!
    Is that the best that we can have out of 300 000 000?

    And one more question: Why Hillary Clinton is not good enough for us? Oh, yaaa, she is not that cool and entertaining!!!
    We do not need serious and heard working President and beside she is a woman! That is not cool at all!!

    Love you Hillary!!!

    April 30, 2008 01:25 pm at 1:25 pm |
  20. Cindy in California

    Congrats to Senator Obama

    April 30, 2008 01:26 pm at 1:26 pm |
  21. RM

    Welcome Mr. Hill to the winning team.

    Obama 08!!!

    April 30, 2008 01:27 pm at 1:27 pm |
  22. Jeff, IN

    Truth over lies and media spin. . . .

    Yes We Can.
    Obama / Hill 08.

    April 30, 2008 01:27 pm at 1:27 pm |
  23. paul oregon

    theres only one person that can really bring change thank you mr hill and all future sup. del. an any one else that can end this 3 ring

    April 30, 2008 01:28 pm at 1:28 pm |
  24. Eric

    Barack speaks the truth! Hillary's running an ad portraying that her "tax holiday" for gas is a good idea, but yet experts are slamming this idea! They're calling it the McCain-Hillary plan... that says it all!

    April 30, 2008 01:28 pm at 1:28 pm |
  25. Antoine

    Wow, that has got to hurt. This man introduced her at a rally, and then went for the other guy. If people can just sit back and look at the big picture they too will move to Obama. Everyone the Democrats must unite, if we don't the courts will be set for the next 30yrs., especially if you are PRO-CHOICE...I know i am.

    Obama or Hillary in 08

    April 30, 2008 01:28 pm at 1:28 pm |
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