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 Americaโ€™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. Young Africian American Women for Obama

    Hey ya that is a slap pap in the face Hillary.

    April 30, 2008 12:45 pm at 12:45 pm |
  2. A. Harrison

    Funny Politics. That's what this is. Obama must have offered you a nice deal.

    April 30, 2008 12:45 pm at 12:45 pm |
  3. Brian

    Rep. Lois Capps, who represents a district on Californiaโ€™s central coast, is the third member of Congress to announce an endorsement of Senator Obama Wednesday.

    This is also Obama's 10th endorsement in the 8 days since PA.

    Come on CNN. Keep Up..

    April 30, 2008 12:45 pm at 12:45 pm |
  4. Tommy

    I'm surprised this article wasn't stuck in "awaiting moderation" since it is about Obama and not for Hillary.

    April 30, 2008 12:46 pm at 12:46 pm |
  5. Bob, Indianapolis

    Yeah! after Clinton and McCain's ridiculous gas tax proposal (A Washington gimmick), showing that they both are carbon copies of Bush, the supers really do want to rescue the country.

    Yes We Can.

    April 30, 2008 12:46 pm at 12:46 pm |
  6. STOP THE MADDNESS!!!!

    I believe only one can!

    YES WE CAN!

    April 30, 2008 12:46 pm at 12:46 pm |
  7. BL-NYC

    Mr. Hill... Welcome to the team of no experience and delayed decisions.
    Good luck.

    April 30, 2008 12:46 pm at 12:46 pm |
  8. Brian, Pittsburgh

    What's next? Bill Clinton to endorse Obama? ๐Ÿ™‚

    YES WE CAN!!

    Obama '08

    April 30, 2008 12:46 pm at 12:46 pm |
  9. chicago chris

    Good to see that Rep. Hill is making the right choice. Makes me proud to be Hoosier born, raised, and educated.

    April 30, 2008 12:46 pm at 12:46 pm |
  10. evelyn

    Super!

    April 30, 2008 12:46 pm at 12:46 pm |
  11. fred

    How about prefers men!!

    April 30, 2008 12:46 pm at 12:46 pm |
  12. Jim from Indiana

    The distractions will not stop us. Thank you sir.

    April 30, 2008 12:47 pm at 12:47 pm |
  13. fred

    Go Hillary ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

    April 30, 2008 12:47 pm at 12:47 pm |
  14. San Jose

    I AM SORRY HILLARY.....YOU JUST LOST ME ON GAS TAX BREAK....THANKS YOU FOR YOUR $25 SAVING. THIS SHOWED ME THAT YOU ARE NOT READY EVEN IN 1000 YEARS. WE NEED A PRESIDENT WHO IS READY ON DAY ONE

    VIVA BARACK

    April 30, 2008 12:47 pm at 12:47 pm |
  15. Pol

    Desperate and shameless attempts of Clintons to penetrate again in the White House which they already abused are going to the end... By the way, Rep. Hill looks great in contrast to old and ugly Clinton's superdelegates. I like it.

    April 30, 2008 12:48 pm at 12:48 pm |
  16. Wil Smith Jackson, MS

    YOU ARE ABOUT TO SEE MANY SUPERDELEGATES MOVE TOWARD HILLARD IN BIG NUMBERS. JUST WATCH AND LEARN.

    HILLARY 2008, 2012!!

    April 30, 2008 12:48 pm at 12:48 pm |
  17. Posn

    Ever notice when Hillary get a superdelgate to support her people are like lets throw a parade but when someone supports Barrack they are the worst human being in the world. Go Figure. Is this thing over yet?

    April 30, 2008 12:48 pm at 12:48 pm |
  18. Jannette

    Are theys guys sending a message? Yes they are the Clintons cannot be trusted and it is obvious they know something that the rest of us dont.

    GREAT CHOICE HILL

    YES WE CAN!!!!!!!!!!!!

    April 30, 2008 12:48 pm at 12:48 pm |
  19. kia

    Some people Know what's best for this country and they step in the right direction by casting their vote for Senator Obama. The Do expect the same from Senator Clinton and her husband, Do the right thing Senator Clinton, make your supporter happy again.
    Obama 08

    April 30, 2008 12:48 pm at 12:48 pm |
  20. simon

    Okay Rep. Hill, how much is he paying you?

    April 30, 2008 12:48 pm at 12:48 pm |
  21. A.M.

    Thank you so much Mr. Hill for your very timely endorsement.

    Now it is just a matter of few weeks that 'Obama' will be the nominee of our party and then in November he will be elected as the president of United States.

    A.M.
    Houston, Texas

    April 30, 2008 12:48 pm at 12:48 pm |
  22. Kay

    Thank you Mr. Hill, Obama's supporters are glad to welcome you aboard. Let's keep em coming.

    Obama 2008

    April 30, 2008 12:48 pm at 12:48 pm |
  23. Dan in CO

    It's fast and furious now, just as it should be. Howard Dean should be pleased.

    Since the Pennsylvania primary:

    Obama: 10

    Clinton: 6

    April 30, 2008 12:48 pm at 12:48 pm |
  24. Luke

    I love it when Clinton backers try to make excuses for every delegate Obama earns. Most of the time Clintonistas claim, "He must have promised them something." Yeah, he promised them a change in the politics of America. Think about this–how many people do you really think Obama can promise something to Clintonistas? He must of bribed every super delegate, right? God, some people just don't get it.

    April 30, 2008 12:49 pm at 12:49 pm |
  25. Rob

    oh my gosh. i live in NC and i do hope that Olabamba wont get many of my people's district votes. I spent hours every day convincing people of Obama. My county is mainly white, so I dont have to be afraid of getting shot ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ™‚

    hope that fiasco will be over soon and Obama will go home to his hood in chicago.

    Rob from Gastonia, NC

    April 30, 2008 12:49 pm at 12:49 pm |
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