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. Alice

    wonder why he introduced Clinton at that rally . . .

    April 30, 2008 01:28 pm at 1:28 pm |
  2. Tom

    Endorsing Obama requires one leave behind all reason and conscience. Watching people endorse or back Obama is like watching a good friend (the democratic party) commit suicide over a hypocrite.

    April 30, 2008 01:30 pm at 1:30 pm |
  3. No Hillary

    Mr. Rep Hill, thank you for your service to the nation.

    April 30, 2008 01:34 pm at 1:34 pm |
  4. MarkinIA

    5 to 3 super deligates now in IA for Obama as well. It will be great to have this finally settled. Hope it's sooner rather than later & the party can regroup & focus on November.

    Obama '08

    April 30, 2008 01:37 pm at 1:37 pm |
  5. Peter

    HILLARY the one that will win in November.
    HILLARY 08

    April 30, 2008 01:40 pm at 1:40 pm |
  6. GO BARACK

    SONGS OF LIFE:

    "OH HAPPY DAY"
    "HAPPY DAYS ARE HERE AGAIN"
    "IMAGINE"

    April 30, 2008 01:40 pm at 1:40 pm |
  7. Tarr

    Why dont we stop calling eachother names lets come together and get ready for November? After all, we are on the same Train that leads to change. Be it Hillary or Obama.

    April 30, 2008 01:41 pm at 1:41 pm |
  8. Cammi317

    She probably backed out of some deal immediately after he introduced her.

    April 30, 2008 01:42 pm at 1:42 pm |
  9. Sean

    Vig: The MSM isn't even covering the "wrights" of the Clinton family! Should we list them here? I don't think it's necessary. You know what I'm talking about...

    April 30, 2008 01:42 pm at 1:42 pm |
  10. lynette

    Excellent news!!!!

    April 30, 2008 01:42 pm at 1:42 pm |
  11. Tom

    Thank Mr. Hill for your support

    Obama 08

    April 30, 2008 01:42 pm at 1:42 pm |
  12. Ken

    Obama is NOT telling the truth! He is being like so many other politicians, that will say whatever to make the "blind" followers choose him for their next President. What is wrong with that picture?

    Obama lacks the talent, skills, knowledge and experience to even become a "Rookie" candidate. Obama is ONLY trying to put a distance between him and Rev. Wright for his own political agenda. And if the "blind" followers don't wake up soon, our country is going to be in great mess.

    We need Hillary Clinton, who DOES have the talent, skills, knowledge and experience, to beat McCain in November, and go on to become our nest President. She will be able to start making the changes that she wants for the America people, from day one!

    April 30, 2008 01:45 pm at 1:45 pm |
  13. angelamoore

    if God be for you who can be against you

    April 30, 2008 01:45 pm at 1:45 pm |
  14. BeatleBarackMania

    What would you think if I sang out of tune
    Would you stand up and walk out on me
    Lend me your ears and I'll sing you a song
    and I'll try not to sing out of key

    Oh, I get by with a little help from my friends
    –The Beatles

    O8ama

    April 30, 2008 01:46 pm at 1:46 pm |
  15. Chris, Middletown, CT

    Wonder what she promised him....or has over him....she has taken both sides of every issue....and she is under constant (misspoken) sniper fire

    April 30, 2008 01:47 pm at 1:47 pm |
  16. AJ

    Rep. Hill is an idiot. Obama has done nothing to show that he can work across the asile. Hillary Clinton has done so and gained the respect of many republicans. Obama is nothing but arrogance and hot-air. I will take great pleasure in voting against him if he becomes the democratic nominee and I urge all Clinton supporters to do the same. Anything to defeat Obama!

    If not Clinton – McCain in '08.

    April 30, 2008 01:47 pm at 1:47 pm |
  17. Jizzo

    OBAMA-08/12 will work for America, have you people not watched 24

    April 30, 2008 01:47 pm at 1:47 pm |
  18. vp

    This is so Funny

    April 30, 2008 01:47 pm at 1:47 pm |
  19. D. Casey

    I'm no HRC fan… I'm voting for Obama, but in the interest of keeping it true, @lewc… you are wrong about the Clinton reverend and molestation charges… that guy was a reverend in a town NAMED Clinton. HRC never attended the church in question.

    The issue with Peter Paul is also more complicated than your brief text would suggest… a blatant criminal (convicted and still active!), he DID have considerable contact with the Clintons through other parties and various lawsuits. For those wanting facts on this, just visit wikipedia.org and put Peter F. Paul's name in the search box.

    Let's keep it real, folks. There's plenty of dirt on the Clintons without having to resort to hype. Don't believe everything you read online.

    April 30, 2008 01:52 pm at 1:52 pm |
  20. Holiday From Reality

    Hillary and McSame are full of smoke and mirrors. They want to give us a "holiday" on gas taxes, how sweet–NOT. Just another distraction to make us think they're not in bed with big oil companies. Then when either one of them gets into the oval office–hello folks the "holiday" is over and it’s back to getting gauged at the pumps.

    I want Hillary and McSame to take a permanent holiday. They can go off on a junket with their 100 million, or should I say billion dollar oil buddies, for all I care. Just don't put those clowns in our White House.

    Obama 08

    April 30, 2008 01:52 pm at 1:52 pm |
  21. Linda

    Great news!!!!

    Obama 2008!!

    April 30, 2008 01:54 pm at 1:54 pm |
  22. Deanie, TX

    No country for old crazy lying ladies.

    Good job Rep. Baron Hill, you're on the winning team now.

    O8ama

    April 30, 2008 01:54 pm at 1:54 pm |
  23. Andrew Toyinbo

    Accusing Finger: Hillary needs to remember that while you're pointing an accusing finger at someone, four are pointing at you.

    Andrew.

    April 30, 2008 01:55 pm at 1:55 pm |
  24. v.ananthan

    It^s really nice of Baron Hill to introduce Hillary last week enenthough he is supporting Obama...

    -Hillary 08.

    April 30, 2008 01:59 pm at 1:59 pm |
  25. Sharon Minnesota

    Foolish man, shows his insecurity about having a woman in control. The good ol boys club still has a few members left.

    The rest of the world is waiting for American to get into this century and live up to their motto of equality for everyone. If you really want something different and stand for change, then get with the program and nominate the electable person.

    Hillary Clinton!!

    April 30, 2008 02:01 pm at 2:01 pm |
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