May 15th, 2008
12:30 PM ET
15 years ago

Obama picks up four more superdelegates

(CNN) - Barack Obama picked up four more superdelegates Thursday, his campaign announced.

Washington Rep. Jim McDermott, California Rep. Henry Waxman, California Rep. Henry Berman and Communications Workers of America President Larry Cohen will all cast their superdelegate votes for the Illinois senator.

Waxman and Berman both have ties to the Clintons, and many of their prominent supporters in California are supporters of Hillary Clinton.

The CWA said Thursday that Cohen's endorsement is a personal one and does not signal an endorsement by the union, which decided last year that it would not back a candidate. In a Thursday release, the union said that decision would be re-visited at its June convention.

According to CNN's estimate, Obama now has 291 superdelegates to Clinton's 274.

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soundoff (389 Responses)
  1. Machiavelli; Bagton Rouge, LA

    At this point in the campaign, I think it is futile to comment or maybe even report that Obama is picking up additional superdelegates. He has regained the momentum in this race after North Carolina/Indiana. Is there anything new and interesting going on between the presumptive Democratic and Republican nominees?

    May 15, 2008 03:52 pm at 3:52 pm |
  2. Hillary or McCain

    I tried to post this under Michelle's article, but comments were closed, so I'll put it here.

    Aww, Michelle's gonna start crying now just like Barack has been all along. What about all the hateful things that were said about Chelsea Clinton by you disgusting hate-filled Obamabots? If Michelle can't stand the heat she should get out of the kitchen or not say stupid hate-filled things or write anti-American thesis or attend racist churches and raise her children in them.

    And it's only the beginning – I can't wait! This is gonna be fun 🙂

    May 15, 2008 03:55 pm at 3:55 pm |
  3. More props

    Oprah didn't do it.
    The celebrity Democratic families- Kennedy/Kerry/Shriver- didn't do it
    The celebrity fest of rock stars and rappers and sport figures didn't do i.t
    Threatening HRC supporters at caucus didn't do it.
    Trashing, bashing and mocking Hillary Clinton didn't do it.
    Denying the vote to Fl and Mi didn't do it
    Blocking the revote in Fl and Mi didn't do it.
    The race card didn't do it.
    Will the Superdelegates be able to prop Obama up when all else failed?

    May 15, 2008 03:55 pm at 3:55 pm |
  4. Unity


    p.s Obama supporters stop bashing Clinton Supporters we need them in the fall .............

    plz Clinton supporters support the democratic team .... i can't talk for every Obama supporter so you Obama supprters join in .............. and reconcile with the clinton supporters ..

    we cannot win without them ......................... so stop saying that .......

    UNITY 08!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    May 15, 2008 03:55 pm at 3:55 pm |
  5. Charles Nilston

    I will always pray for America that they make the right choice but the media should learn to sieve whatever they think,its beginning to affect people.Politics is politics and cannot be played like other games.Change would really help America.One thing that needs to be changed is lack of Unity,racism

    May 15, 2008 03:55 pm at 3:55 pm |
  6. Too late

    Obama is such a weak candidate that even all the Superdelegates won't be able to save him.

    They are trying to salvage, their own early poor judgement in backing Obama.

    His appeal has peaked.

    Write in Hillary Clinton in Nov.

    May 15, 2008 03:56 pm at 3:56 pm |
  7. Independent for Obama

    Keep 'em coming! Not too many more and this thing will finally be over, so we can get together and TAKE ON McCAIN!!!

    POST already, CNN!

    May 15, 2008 03:57 pm at 3:57 pm |
  8. DAN

    Obama is just unelectable in Nov. He's a phony and a liar who is trying to disenfranchise millions of voters. He needs his advisers to tell him what to do, he needs his speech writers and tele prompters to talk and he thinks there's 59 states. Good luck!

    May 15, 2008 03:57 pm at 3:57 pm |
  9. Marc PDX

    I'm a republican and I wish the dems would hurry up and pick a candidate so we can get on with the national election. Jeez – how indecisive can you be!

    May 15, 2008 03:58 pm at 3:58 pm |
  10. enomisa

    I expect there will be a non-racist white, insulted women, denigrated poor, and elderly voter backlash against Obama in Nov.

    Superdelegates are making it worse.

    We want Hillary Clinton

    May 15, 2008 03:58 pm at 3:58 pm |
  11. jim

    writing billary in on the ballot in nov. aint gonna work, all you lame hillary losers

    May 15, 2008 03:59 pm at 3:59 pm |
  12. Ted

    Ted Kennedy took it to the convention when he was behind by 800 delegates.

    Hillary is much tighter and has the same right under the democratic party rules.

    I will never vote for Obama.

    May 15, 2008 03:59 pm at 3:59 pm |
  13. Rodney

    We love you Hillary but the barrack train is moving. This is not about you or Barrack. Its about us, barrack how does that student pell grant situations works again

    Barrack the vote 08

    May 15, 2008 04:00 pm at 4:00 pm |
  14. JFK

    Ask not what you can do for the great Obama, ask what has the great Obama done for his country?

    May 15, 2008 04:00 pm at 4:00 pm |
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