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. Mike from Westchester

    To all of those who think Obama offered something to all the SDs he's getting. You're right, he is offering a better vision, integrity, honesty, and a clearer, better future for America.

    April 30, 2008 01:00 pm at 1:00 pm |
  2. Kyle Indianapolis, Indiana

    HILL HAS A BRAIN, unlike HILL – ARY

    April 30, 2008 01:00 pm at 1:00 pm |
  3. Posn

    This is to Who? Hillary is the one that has been caught in several lies. Watch out everybody duck sniper fire!!!!!!!!!!!

    April 30, 2008 01:00 pm at 1:00 pm |
  4. Tommy

    I'll try this one again-
    Clinton Supporter's: Stop it with all the Rev. Wright bs. It is a non issue. Do some research. He counseled Bill and Hillary back during the Lewinsky scandal in the White House when they made a public display of trying to save their marriage. Does that mean he speaks for Hillary too? Come on this is absurd! Talk about the real issues facing america today. A vote for Hillary is a vote for the same we have had for the last 8 years. Oh, one other thing, google Paul vs Clinton to see something that will make you sick now, and then think what that will be like if, god forbid, Hillary got the democratic nomination. Please be sensible, especially all the women who are willing to vote for her just because it is "time for a woman president."

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

    Good. The faster this is over, the faster she and Bill can make it to the fraud trial.

    April 30, 2008 01:01 pm at 1:01 pm |
  6. Grant

    This is a BIG one, he is in a constituency that Obama wants to win..nice pick up for Obama, both candidates wanted him badly..once again the newer players in the party are moving to Obama, the old guard to Clinton....repaying debts to the Royal Family? or worse? the Clintons definately play hardball, very hard.....nothing is out of bounds..this does not surprise anyone, her campaign is openly based on her being ruthless....

    April 30, 2008 01:01 pm at 1:01 pm |
  7. LINDA,FL

    THANK YOU.
    It is time for others to join us to win.

    April 30, 2008 01:01 pm at 1:01 pm |
  8. A Mama 4 Obama

    Time for Hillary "Rotten" Clinton to get on the "Midnight Train to Bosnia"

    Obama 08 and 12

    April 30, 2008 01:01 pm at 1:01 pm |
  9. eddie n. powellnye

    IT SEEMS LIKE EVERY BLOG I WRITE STAY IN THE 'awaiting moderation" MODE. MAYBE CNN IS TRYING TO ELECTED hrc. IT IS MIGHTY STRANGE THAT CNN IS HOLDING hrc'S PASTOR AND PAUL
    V. CLINTON IN THE MODERATION MODE ALSO. IF A NEWS MEDIA IS GOING TO BE FOR THE PEOPLE THEN VETTING SHOULD BE ON A LEVEL PLAYING FIELD. IF 'WE THE PEOPLE' DON'T SEE OR READ ANYTHING THEN WE KNOW WERE WE STAND WITH CNN. OUR ONLY RECOURSE WILL BE TO BLOG TO THE WORLD OUR FEELINGS ABOUT THE SIDE OF THE PLAYING FIELD THAT CNN
    IS PLAYNG FOR.

    April 30, 2008 01:01 pm at 1:01 pm |
  10. Bob in Iowa

    Stop your lies – I'm there with you. What the vulgar Obama supporters don't get is that they need us if he has a chance in hell of getting in the White House. Right now the party is split in half while the republicans are united.

    Big picture – Obama will likely win the nomination but lose the White House. Congratulations on your victory and the party's loss.

    April 30, 2008 01:02 pm at 1:02 pm |
  11. The Dude

    Today's Superdelegate race is on! I'm willing to bet a few more will come out before the end of the day.

    ANYON BUT MCCAIN '08!
    No Country For Old Men

    April 30, 2008 01:02 pm at 1:02 pm |
  12. Xavier, St. Louis, MO

    Welcome to a winning campaign!

    April 30, 2008 01:02 pm at 1:02 pm |
  13. Debbie

    Good for Obama! Good people KNOW good people! Thank you Rep. Hill.

    April 30, 2008 01:02 pm at 1:02 pm |
  14. Vince Los Angeles, CA

    You mean the OBAMA campaign has announced 3 new superdelegates in the last 24 hours.....Freaudian slip?? I think not....

    April 30, 2008 01:02 pm at 1:02 pm |
  15. Gerry

    Rep Lois Capps just announced her support fro Obama making it 3 Super Delegates for Obama today.

    April 30, 2008 01:02 pm at 1:02 pm |
  16. Lee

    Obama go back to your anti-America church for another 20 years.

    Hillary 08 !!

    April 30, 2008 01:03 pm at 1:03 pm |
  17. obama lover

    reason for the picture
    fact
    he had thought about backing hill but after her speach, it scarred him so bad he ran to obama for cover to protect him
    smart man

    April 30, 2008 01:03 pm at 1:03 pm |
  18. j.paul

    they will keep coming,it is time to join us b4 it's too late

    YES WE CAN for obama

    April 30, 2008 01:03 pm at 1:03 pm |
  19. JN

    fred, please go away..your comments are vindictive and demeaning...we don't need your negativism on this site...Go to the Hillary site and blog all your praises for her please!

    April 30, 2008 01:04 pm at 1:04 pm |
  20. checkpoint

    THERE IS A 5TH SUPERDELEGATE ENDORSMENT IN 25 HOURS.... REP. CAPPS.
    OBAMA 2008.
    WHEN GOD SAYS YES NO CLINTON OR WRIGHT CAN SAY NO
    YES WE CAN.

    April 30, 2008 01:04 pm at 1:04 pm |
  21. MC, Maryland

    Thank you, thank you. I can see how people like Hillary. She is safe, we won't have the same type of controversy that Obama brings. But I truly believe after Barack gets past some unfortunate race issues He will emerge stronger for it and be able to lead this country down a new path.

    I ask all my fellow Obama supporters to hold on, it may get a little bumpy, but we will prevail. It is best for the country.

    April 30, 2008 01:04 pm at 1:04 pm |
  22. KIRBY

    Welcome mr hill, you won't regret your choice

    OBAMA, CHANGE FOR AMERICA

    April 30, 2008 01:04 pm at 1:04 pm |
  23. NORTH OF THE BORDER

    The Klondike super delegate rush is on!! Obama is picking up them nuggets, while poor Hillary is relegated to panning for the dregs.

    April 30, 2008 01:05 pm at 1:05 pm |
  24. Tony Z- MD

    Now that he has weathered the storm. The SuperDelegates are now going to come on out.

    April 30, 2008 01:05 pm at 1:05 pm |
  25. joaquin

    Thanks to Rep. Hill and all these other new Obama supporting super delegates who are putting our country first and supporting Obama who will have the best chance of getting people to work together.
    I respect these leaders who are supporting Obama and not letting the trivializing mainstream media define who we are as a people.

    April 30, 2008 01:05 pm at 1:05 pm |
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