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. Truth Be Told

    why is the media focusing so much on rev. wright and not giving equal time to rev. procanick, a notable pastor of the clintons?

    April 30, 2008 12:49 pm at 12:49 pm |
  2. Michael

    Good news. I'm willing to wager that there will be more superdelegate news today also.

    Obama 2008: YES WE CAN! 🙂

    April 30, 2008 12:50 pm at 12:50 pm |
  3. Lee WV

    Another one bites the dust,after NC you will see more and more for Obama,buy the way some people on these blogs need to get a life.

    April 30, 2008 12:50 pm at 12:50 pm |
  4. Connie Sturgeon

    Now I know there are a least two smart people in Indiana my self and Barron Hill. No kidding aside I believe the voters of Indiana will deliver the state for the next president of the United States, Barack Obama.
    OBAMA 08,President 09!!!

    Connie from Logansport,In

    April 30, 2008 12:50 pm at 12:50 pm |
  5. Yes we can!

    Rev. Wright Who?......Republicans better come up with a better way to beat Obama in the fall cause this will be old news by then and we're ready for something new....we're not afraid of Change, we embrace it and with the people behind Obama, praying for him, supporting him, speaking for him there's nothing we can't do.....God is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    April 30, 2008 12:50 pm at 12:50 pm |
  6. MMN - Milwaukee WI

    Am I swayed by the WRIGHT stuff? NO!! I am swayed by the RIGHT stuff.

    A gas “tax holiday" for the months of summer is a feel good election ploy that Hillary is borrowing from McSame and is a financial support (welfare) check to the oil companies who are already raking in earth shaking profits. Obama is showing courage and leadership by telling people the truth and not what they want to hear. What Hillary and McSame are saying about “tax holiday” is like trying to fix a crack on Hoover Dam with an ABC-Gum (Already Been Chewed gum).

    April 30, 2008 12:50 pm at 12:50 pm |
  7. ShannonL

    Typical democrat...just like Richardson...

    Smile in your face.
    Stab you in the back.

    April 30, 2008 12:50 pm at 12:50 pm |
  8. NELSON Colorado Springs, Co

    It 's time for a CHANGE. You can only hope change will come but if you elect Cinton or McCain you know you will get the same old thing. TO really change thing you need congress to their mind. America need to remember Sen Clinton was apart of the Bush 8 long years and look where is got America. It just for change try something new GO OBAMA

    April 30, 2008 12:50 pm at 12:50 pm |
  9. TT

    Thank you rep Hill. Hillary is so very negative, she did not deserve the vote. The photo should have been with Obama. She is one of the most hateful, vicious women I have ever seen. How could anyone want a person like that to be their President? When the election first began, I did not know who I wanted to choose. After the first couple of debates all I saw was evil in this woman. As of now I can at least see God working thru and in Obama and in the end God will have the last say so no matter how much evil Hillary work.

    April 30, 2008 12:51 pm at 12:51 pm |
  10. M.S. Indiana

    No country for old men....

    The Obama boat are leaving soon, better join fast !!!

    April 30, 2008 12:51 pm at 12:51 pm |
  11. Charles

    This shows that reasonable thinking individuals are seeing that the Wright nonsense is just that, nonsense. In truth, before he came out like a maniac for the pasta few days, there could have been doubt on Obama. But his latest fury is so over the top that any thinking man knows he didn't go around spouting this at all times and Obama in no way supports such words. Hill see this and backs the candidate that can help America.

    And how many vp's can he have Hillary supporters? Every super he gets ya'll say has been promised something. They can't just want to support one candidate over the other? Shameful accusations on your parts. Shameful.

    April 30, 2008 12:51 pm at 12:51 pm |
  12. Vig

    Well, let me tell you. If this Wright flap had happened to Hillary Clinton, the cross would have already been erected, the nails bought and an RIP sign hung around her neck by the likes of CNN and other gender impaired media outlets. But because Obama is the media darling, all the talking heads are tripping over themselves to give him advice. They are so worried that the possibility exists a woman may actually be running this country. They would rather settle for an immature, superficial, patriotically challenged male – then a strong, smart and experienced female. Boo to you.

    April 30, 2008 12:52 pm at 12:52 pm |
  13. Cindy, Indianapolis

    , , , Ed Rendell will be endorsing Senator Obama today.

    (just kidding. I'm just practicing for when he really does.)

    Yes We Can.
    Obama 08.

    April 30, 2008 12:52 pm at 12:52 pm |
  14. vic nashville,Tn

    I think he didn’t watch news or read news paper past 5days or He don’t want democrats win in November Good try
    Hillary 08

    April 30, 2008 12:52 pm at 12:52 pm |
  15. Dingumama

    Apparently some people here don't understand what Rep. means. It doesn't mean republican it means representative. I am a foreigner living in the US and I have been following this campaign very closely. From what I observed most americans don't know half the facts before they make their decision. They just believe in what they hear at work or on the road. US is a great country with a great potential and I urge you guys make a wise decision. Think before you vote. Please do not believe in words taken out of context and hurt yourselves. Stand up for yourself and stand up for america.

    A poor educated foreigner for OBAMA

    April 30, 2008 12:52 pm at 12:52 pm |
  16. nicole

    Welcome Rep.Hill YES you can and YES you did. Lets wrap this bad boy up next Tuesday.

    Obama 08

    Portland, OR

    April 30, 2008 12:53 pm at 12:53 pm |
  17. Mike M

    Welcome aboard the Hope train Mr. Hill

    Obama 08

    April 30, 2008 12:53 pm at 12:53 pm |
  18. Rose

    I guess Mr. Hill was quick to understanding Hellary's intentions...

    Welcome to the best team...

    And the republican bloggers need to get a LIFE....:)

    April 30, 2008 12:53 pm at 12:53 pm |
  19. Pam

    I thank you from the very depths of my soul for your support!!!

    We must encourage our children, our college students. There is a better way.


    April 30, 2008 12:53 pm at 12:53 pm |
  20. rj

    thank you Rep Hill and please more superdelegates get onboard. stop the evilness, the deceitfulness, the negativity, the conniving. ...

    April 30, 2008 12:53 pm at 12:53 pm |
  21. evelyn

    Its feels so...............................................................................good to join the BEST "Team Obama" this is a huge slap on billary!

    April 30, 2008 12:53 pm at 12:53 pm |
  22. Susie

    How can yall be so blind and vote for obammmmma he says one thing and does another all yall people that vote for him are insane,

    Go hillary 08!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Hillary all the way to the white house obama go back to your church were you belong.

    April 30, 2008 12:53 pm at 12:53 pm |
  23. obama lover

    welcome mr hill to the obama express

    we need more cars, this is filling up fast
    know what
    i live in marmaduke arkansas and we have 2 rail plants here and 5 mile south in paragould arkansas there is 2 more and another one being built. i got to talk to them
    keep the sp coming we will have room
    white lady in marmaduke ar

    April 30, 2008 12:54 pm at 12:54 pm |
  24. Graduate Student

    Dearest Who?

    Stop calling Obama names unless you are a saint. You can be against him without dogging him. I don't see you complaining about Ms. Liar, liar, sniper fire!!!

    Stop the hate-Obama 2008!!

    April 30, 2008 12:54 pm at 12:54 pm |
  25. mattD

    For those who keep saying Hillary is not going to catch up with Obama in delegate counts, please keep in mind Obama is not going to reach 2025 either in pledged delegates. So no one is winning at the end of the race without the votes of the superdelegates.

    April 30, 2008 12:54 pm at 12:54 pm |
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