May 3rd, 2008
09:36 PM ET
10 years ago

Bill Clinton going to church with superdelegate Shuler

[cnn-photo-caption image= caption="Schuler is a first term Democrat."]WASHINGTON (CNN) –- Former President Bill Clinton will attend Sunday church services with North Carolina Congressman and uncommitted Democratic superdelegate Heath Shuler in his district, CNN has learned.

Shuler, a freshman congressman, is expected to announce Monday that he will pledge his support to whichever Democratic candidate wins his district in Tuesday’s primary.

The former NFL quarterback represents North Carolina’s 11th congressional district, which encompasses Asheville and the rural areas west to the border with Tennessee.

Given the demographics of Shuler’s district, Senator Hillary Clinton (D-NY) is predicted to win there on Tuesday. Shuler was heavily courted by President Clinton over the last several weeks. He also attended a meet and greet session at the Clintons’ Washington home earlier this spring.

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soundoff (111 Responses)
  1. Not to be Posted

    Why isn't CNN understanding that there is a movement going on right now through all the web against the station's bias towards Clinton?

    Why are you insisting in your Clinton bias, even as we writte?

    May 3, 2008 09:43 pm at 9:43 pm |
  2. mike

    Remember New mexico governor during super ball?
    He saw through the lense of hypocrites who sells our goverment for $800000 to columbia.
    No country for old men and no country for the Clintons!

    May 3, 2008 09:44 pm at 9:44 pm |
  3. Bob

    How many superdelegates did the Clintons loose over the weekend? I haven't seen Obama loose any. Wait till he annouce his support and then switch after church!

    May 3, 2008 09:46 pm at 9:46 pm |
  4. Dave

    It's going to go right down to the wire on Super delegates. I hope that the Clinton leverage of fear does not influence how the S delegates vote.. Vote out of conscience.. Vote for the good of America.. not out of fear of
    Bill's supposed long arm... Some one needs to help Bill retire and get out of this race... that would mean giving your vote to Obama. Put an end to the Clinton tyranny. Clinton = NAFTA (&Columbia)

    May 3, 2008 11:10 pm at 11:10 pm |
  5. Jack

    Was Rev. Wright there?

    May 3, 2008 11:11 pm at 11:11 pm |
  6. Bob G.

    All superdelegates who are uncommitted should go to church and ask for divine providence to help them choose a President who will trust in God!

    God Bless/Help America!!

    May 3, 2008 11:12 pm at 11:12 pm |
  7. Rob

    This is kinda hackneyed to handcuff a man and follow him around until he does your bidding. Real sophomoric.

    May 3, 2008 11:19 pm at 11:19 pm |
  8. Mauri

    No, Mike, the New Mexico governor was greasing the palm of one who can do him the most good - like make him veep. But the way the gov handled this has ditched whatever chance he may have had in ANY position. No one has yet to say how Mr. Obama is the agent of change when he's surrounded himself with former democratic president's cabinet officers, advisers and supporters that go all the way back to Jimmy Carter. That's change?? Sounds like Obama is what Rev. Wright says he is: a politician.

    May 3, 2008 11:21 pm at 11:21 pm |
  9. Eddie G

    Typical Clinton tactics...he is probably going to church to meet girls.

    May 3, 2008 11:23 pm at 11:23 pm |
  10. Shirley

    It figures. Shuler is a virtual Republican, and the Clintons have turned Republican to sew up the neanderthal, low IQ, WWF, NASCAR crowd.

    What a bunch of pandering losers. I'm ashamed I supported Bill for two elections. He's gone low brow with his chamelion wife.

    May 3, 2008 11:24 pm at 11:24 pm |
  11. jack

    After this, pack and go back home!

    May 3, 2008 11:25 pm at 11:25 pm |
  12. j gannon

    God, Bill's nose is completely brown now!

    May 3, 2008 11:27 pm at 11:27 pm |
  13. Roger

    When asked when she goes to church, Hillary clearly stated that when she goes to church is not relevant in the election. Or is it relevant only when the Billarys are going after superdelegate votes? What hypocrites!!!

    May 3, 2008 11:28 pm at 11:28 pm |
  14. vicky

    It is not how the Clintons are going to win this election, it is why they should win and I see no reason why they should win, they are looking at voters through the lense of next elections which isn't what this election is about. Go home Clintons, it is over loosers!

    May 3, 2008 11:28 pm at 11:28 pm |
  15. joe

    bill promise him he will save 28dollars during the summer for gas

    May 3, 2008 11:36 pm at 11:36 pm |
  16. Sharon Minnesota

    Clinton's TEMPORARY MEASURES Gas Tax Relief Math:
    Penny's add up fast

    Long haul truckers = high mileage = diesel costs = big $$$$ = hauling market goods – oil companies pay tax = savings for consumers.


    Farmers = tractors, trucks and plows summer planting, plowing, harvesting = high usage of fuel = big $$$ = growing food for consumers = oil companies pay tax = consumers pay less for food.


    Airlines = Jet Fuel = big $$$ = high fares = oil companies pay tax = lower fares for customers.

    Families = jobs = driving to work = summer vacations = trips to the lake/ocean = ball games = kids activities = teenage drivers = lots of gas = big $$$ = oil companies pay tax = savings for families


    Delivery drivers =pizza, various package deliveries, you fill in blanks = big $$$ = oil companies pay tax = savings for small business and corp. How many delivery trucks do you see on the road every day?

    Oil companies can afford it we can't. We're going to have these services and usages all summer long so why not let the Oil Company pay the tax since we have already paid them huge subsidies. Oh yeah! I forgot they will threaten to raise the price. Well guess what, they will anyway. Don't give in to oil company terrorist threats

    Think it through more thoroughly Mr. Obama. And as they say, put up or shut up. .

    May 3, 2008 11:36 pm at 11:36 pm |
  17. ABC=Anybody But Clinton

    Is nothing sacred? Now Bill is using a House of God to solicit an endorsement? Just when you think they can't sink any lower ........

    May 3, 2008 11:37 pm at 11:37 pm |
  18. jt

    Some superdelegates feel sorry for Obama. Plus the risk of being accuse as racist.

    Some superdelegates are scared.

    Hillary 08!!!

    May 3, 2008 11:37 pm at 11:37 pm |
  19. CT Chriss

    He should be in church.

    But Billary doesn't have a prayer!

    May 3, 2008 11:37 pm at 11:37 pm |
  20. Beckie Sue in NC

    The Clintons are a bunch of phonies! They are obviously all about using people to get what they want. I wish they would get lost!


    I'm Beckie Sue and I approve this message

    May 3, 2008 11:37 pm at 11:37 pm |
  21. Paula in WI

    Well,lets look at it this way...they tell us the educated vote for Obama and the others vote for Clinton..I'd say that I'd think twice about voting for her since they have insulted the voters right up front.There are 15 reasons not to vote for her other than that
    1.They hound Obama about Rezco,yet there are pics of the Clintons with him also
    2.They hound him about Wright yet there was a time Bill consulted him for help also.
    3.Bosnia LIES
    4.Watergate scandal
    5.Hillary's law work for walmart
    6.Gas holiday phoney bologna(she won't be in office and can't do it anyway)
    7.Hillary's elitist remarks to O'reilly
    8.Slams Obama about Ayers but doesn't tell the public about their involvement with him.
    9.the Lewinski scandal
    10.Impeachment for lies
    12.Paul vs Clinton trial
    13.Staff running out of them as well as some of their friends due to their behavior in this campaign
    14.Poor management of campaign funds
    15.Blatent disrespect of the democratic party and running mates.
    Go ahead and google these then say you could honestly be happy with this millionaire running our country.I could vomit just at the sight of her alone.

    May 3, 2008 11:39 pm at 11:39 pm |
  22. maryland

    Have you ever wondered why people with college degree are not voting for Sen. Clinton? The reason is that they know she is lying must of the time. She is lying to those who are not informed of what is really going on and are not exposed to a lot of infomation about her. she will not be able to deliver on most of the plans and promises she is making. I believe Obamas problem is that he is too honest and most people can not deal with reality.

    May 3, 2008 11:42 pm at 11:42 pm |
  23. independent

    hillary is trying to pay shuler to vote for her. shuler do not take money from them. they think that the own america. clinton dinasty must end

    May 3, 2008 11:51 pm at 11:51 pm |
  24. Florida man

    Obama supports can't even spell 'lose' correctly. Sigh!

    Guam was supposed to be Obama's winning post. Well he did win. Just by 0.01%.
    This really explains why the dems wanted to continue the race, to bring out both candidates under the spot light and see who will really last.

    Looks like Obama won't be able to keep up until November.

    May 3, 2008 11:53 pm at 11:53 pm |
  25. alice2

    I remember Richardson, N.M. Superdel, I am sure that Bill Clinton has the same thing in mind for this one. After the way Hillary has been so negative in her campaigning of trying to derstroy Barack & in doing so is tearing down the Dem Party, I do not see how he can support Hillary. I am sure that is what Bill is about right now. I hope the Superdel does not let himself do it. Would someone out there talk further about the first comment re "not to be posted" the bias re Clinton? , etc.

    May 3, 2008 11:53 pm at 11:53 pm |
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