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. Law O.

    God will just not stop blessing you for this very SOUND judgement.

    April 30, 2008 12:22 pm at 12:22 pm |
  2. Lee

    Is there a rush going on? Both Clinton and Obama have gotten several over the past few days...maybe they are finally going to get off their butts and DO something?!? Look out for next Tuesday, if Barack wins both, he'll have at least 50 SDs come out for him in the days following. If Clinton wins, maybe he'll only get 25... She won PA, and still Obama is beating her 9 – 5 on SD endorsements since then. I smell an END to this contest, thank goodness!!

    A Democrat in '08!!

    April 30, 2008 12:22 pm at 12:22 pm |
  3. Go OBAMA

    Another superdelegate for OBAMA !!
    it says nothing has changed..
    And he is handling the wright controversy excellently.it shows he can stand the heat...and people behind him all the time..
    There's one thing about BARACK OBAMA He's an HONEST GENTLEMAN..

    April 30, 2008 12:23 pm at 12:23 pm |
  4. Olu Akins

    Welcome on board sir. You are bound to enjoy your stay. Very intelligent man.

    April 30, 2008 12:23 pm at 12:23 pm |
  5. I-Care

    Great!

    I think the supers are ready to end this thing!

    Obama 08

    April 30, 2008 12:23 pm at 12:23 pm |
  6. Frank, Dayton, Ohio

    If he's endorsing Obama, why did you put a picture of him standing next to Hillary Clinton?

    April 30, 2008 12:23 pm at 12:23 pm |
  7. FL Dem Vik

    And another one! There are plenty more. You will see over the next few days as more pour in...

    Drip, drip, drip...

    OBAMA 08' – YES WE CAN!

    April 30, 2008 12:24 pm at 12:24 pm |
  8. John

    Rep. Hill is a great guy. We in southern Indiana are extremely lucky to have him. That he backs Obama will help Obama considerably in the region, I think.

    April 30, 2008 12:25 pm at 12:25 pm |
  9. The Great One

    this needs to happen all day! i'm loving this rush to the finish.

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

    Let us come together dems. Let us get past the fluff and vote on the issues that if not taken into consideration this time around is bound to cripple the majority of Americans. Obama/Hillary 08 and 12

    April 30, 2008 12:25 pm at 12:25 pm |
  11. Cynthia

    Congratulations to my fellow Obama supporters. Four to three in favor of Senator Obama .

    April 30, 2008 12:25 pm at 12:25 pm |
  12. Divine inspired race

    Keep them coming. Hey what about Peter Paul vs. Clinton you Hillary fans? You guys are still supporting her after this? Amazing, i guess the devil is fine as long as she dresses in a pantsuit.

    April 30, 2008 12:26 pm at 12:26 pm |
  13. Shawn

    You introduce Clinton and back Obama?

    April 30, 2008 12:26 pm at 12:26 pm |
  14. Renee Las Vegas NV

    Fabulous News! ..What a Morning!

    April 30, 2008 12:26 pm at 12:26 pm |
  15. Tired of W, OH

    The floodgates are starting to open up now. Hopefully this will encourage more supers to come forward and declare their support so we can move forward.

    April 30, 2008 12:26 pm at 12:26 pm |
  16. Yvenst

    LOL.. Wow. He introduced clinton at a rally and still endorsed obama.

    He must have heard her bad tax holiday proposal.

    April 30, 2008 12:26 pm at 12:26 pm |
  17. Kevin Leo (Jonesboro, GA)

    Anything you can do, I can do better!

    Go Barack!!!

    April 30, 2008 12:27 pm at 12:27 pm |
  18. Dulce

    Way to go Barack! Yes we can!!

    April 30, 2008 12:27 pm at 12:27 pm |
  19. Barbara Bowie, MD

    Thank you Rep. Hill. God bless.

    April 30, 2008 12:27 pm at 12:27 pm |
  20. Brenda, ME

    Keep 'em coming! That is awesome!

    Obama '08

    April 30, 2008 12:28 pm at 12:28 pm |
  21. Justin

    That's a wrap. Good work everyone, Clinton we won't be needing you in the next part of the movie.

    April 30, 2008 12:28 pm at 12:28 pm |
  22. NickSanDiego

    OUCH!!

    April 30, 2008 12:28 pm at 12:28 pm |
  23. Righteous Metal Broad

    Welcome to the fold Mr Hill!

    Let's wrap this up and get to work!

    Obama 08

    April 30, 2008 12:28 pm at 12:28 pm |
  24. HH

    And the chips keep falling.

    Hillary move aside the Obama train is flying past.

    April 30, 2008 12:28 pm at 12:28 pm |
  25. Kathryn Irby - Metairie, LA

    Representative Hill is a smart man!

    April 30, 2008 12:29 pm at 12:29 pm |
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