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. Bob in Des Moines

    He must be a McCain supporter.

    April 30, 2008 12:29 pm at 12:29 pm |
  2. Joel King

    The Republicans are ONLY attacking Obama. Who do you think one? They wouldn't waste a penny on Clinton.

    April 30, 2008 12:29 pm at 12:29 pm |
  3. Lawrence

    This is really funny. He introduces Clinton last week at a rally and then comes out and supports Obama.

    Funny stuff.

    Thank you Rep. Hill for your support.

    April 30, 2008 12:29 pm at 12:29 pm |
  4. Priscilla for Obama

    Great choice Hill.

    Obama for President!

    April 30, 2008 12:29 pm at 12:29 pm |
  5. Dal

    Like Hill Edwards will stump for Hillary but will back OBAMA

    April 30, 2008 12:29 pm at 12:29 pm |
  6. mehrnoosh

    stop the drama, vote Obama

    Obama 2008

    April 30, 2008 12:30 pm at 12:30 pm |
  7. Eddie G

    Great news...did you see that economists agree with Obama that the gas tax holiday is a VERY BAD idea. Once again, Hillary wants to use anything as a political gain, even if it is bad for the long term.

    Congrats to Obama for being on the right side again.

    April 30, 2008 12:30 pm at 12:30 pm |
  8. Dave W

    The super delegates are splitting right down the middle. Republicans are going to enjoy every minute of this battle. Even if Hillary wins, she'll be so damaged by November that no independents will be able to vote for her – she is marginalizing herself by having to pitch to the extreme left for such a protracted period. It is sad to see this happening to the Democrats.

    April 30, 2008 12:30 pm at 12:30 pm |
  9. Indiana Voter

    Go Baron!!! He just couldn't pretend anymore.

    Yes We Can.

    April 30, 2008 12:30 pm at 12:30 pm |
  10. true Obama

    You do not need to look at Wright.

    Just look at the pro-Obama blogs and you will see the same hatred and divisiveness and name-calling.

    Obama and his supporters will sink the bandwagon and movement they created..

    April 30, 2008 12:30 pm at 12:30 pm |
  11. Wise Dem

    This slow bleeding must come to an end. Super Delegates make the choice Obama ot Clinton so that th is can be put to rest.

    DEM 08

    April 30, 2008 12:30 pm at 12:30 pm |
  12. JN

    Yahoo!!! Way to go Barack!!!

    April 30, 2008 12:30 pm at 12:30 pm |
  13. Tim in Canada

    John Edwards is a coward.

    April 30, 2008 12:31 pm at 12:31 pm |
  14. Jason Horse

    Keep up the good work, the support is definitately coming, like a storm. Superdelegate storm of support will be here so prepare......
    OBAMA you are the ONE!

    In Spirit,
    Horse In Canada

    April 30, 2008 12:31 pm at 12:31 pm |
  15. Nick - Arlington, VA

    BOOOYAKASHAAAA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    April 30, 2008 12:31 pm at 12:31 pm |
  16. Obama

    OH the Irony

    April 30, 2008 12:31 pm at 12:31 pm |
  17. Ann

    Wohoo! Let's hope that helps confirm some "uncommitted" over to the Obama's court next Tuesday.

    YES WE CAN!

    April 30, 2008 12:31 pm at 12:31 pm |
  18. STOP THE MADDNESS!!!!

    WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    YOU WANT TO TALK ABOUT AN ENDORSMENT THIS GUY IS AN REPUBLICAN!!

    THIS MAN GOT GUTS, HE IS TO BE COMMENDED FOR COURAGE AND A GOOD HEART!!!

    GOD BLESS YOU!!

    AND WELCOME ABOARD THE OBAMA TRAIN!

    JUST COME CORRECT!

    April 30, 2008 12:32 pm at 12:32 pm |
  19. John B. From New Hampshire

    "IF A PASTOR IS KNOWN BY THE COMPANY THEY KEEP!

    When the Rev. William Procanick put his hand on the Bible during his
    sex-abuse trial in Oneida County Court earlier this year, he swore to
    tell the whole truth and nothing but the truth. But as the former
    Clinton pastor was sentenced Friday to three years in prison for
    inappropriately touching a 7-year-old girl at his home last March,
    Judge Michael L. Dwyer said Procanick sacrificed his honesty the day he
    testified.
    Okay, so now that Bill and Hillary Clinton's pastor has been convicted
    of child molestation, will we see the same furor directed at Hillary
    that Obama has had to endure these last
    few weeks?

    IF A CANDIDATE IS KNOWN BY THE PASTOR THEY KEEP

    Then you need to email this article to everyone you know. Here the
    CLINTON'S Pastor is convicted of child molestation. So, if Obama bears
    the guilt for his pastor's comments, then Hillary has to be equally
    tainted by her pastor's crimes."

    -amen to that!!!!

    April 30, 2008 12:34 pm at 12:34 pm |
  20. shirley

    Thank you Representative Hill. Now will some reporter who still cares about facts instead of writing about someone's opinion check on the Jan. 10, 2008 article in the North Carolina Republican? Hillary is quoted "I will not withdraw troops from Iraq". This is real news because Hillary voted yes on the war and has based her campaign on her promise to withdraw troops from Iraq.

    April 30, 2008 12:34 pm at 12:34 pm |
  21. kris

    in your face hillary!!!!!!! ha ha ha ha...welcome on board Baron Hill

    April 30, 2008 12:34 pm at 12:34 pm |
  22. Watching every move

    Good deal, now let's have Obama figure out how to appeal to those blue collar white voters so the rest of the undecided SDs can back him too.

    April 30, 2008 12:34 pm at 12:34 pm |
  23. DW

    Go Barack Go!!! Let's end this mudslinging race by Wednesday, May 7th. The voters (people with some foresight) are tired of this long drawn out campaign.

    April 30, 2008 12:35 pm at 12:35 pm |
  24. Herb ohio

    To bad Wright is not a super, when he voted for Hillary then
    we would really know what he is up to

    April 30, 2008 12:35 pm at 12:35 pm |
  25. trellskig

    Yes, yes come aboard! It's time for these one-sided politics to cease.

    Everyone that wants change, smart people.

    April 30, 2008 12:35 pm at 12:35 pm |
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