May 15th, 2008
12:30 PM ET
14 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. Dana in north Carolina

    Very nice, we're getting there.

    May 15, 2008 02:04 pm at 2:04 pm |
  2. Jesus Francisco Cardenas

    these super-delegates still don't get it ... voters don't want "Kerry-2008" ... anymore than they wanted Kerry-2004! ... and Obama is no different than Kerry ... only black!

    May 15, 2008 02:05 pm at 2:05 pm |
  3. Liroudiane

    At this rate of 4 supers per day, it will be over by next week! Kudos to Obama presumptive nomminee!

    May 15, 2008 02:05 pm at 2:05 pm |
  4. Obama Supporter

    We don't need Hillary's supporters!

    We can win without their help!

    Obama '08

    May 15, 2008 02:05 pm at 2:05 pm |
  5. Jim Lucas

    Seldom in American history have we had an opportunity to have a candidate for President that truly shows leadership, judgment and intelligence, Obama.

    May 15, 2008 02:05 pm at 2:05 pm |
  6. White Male -CA

    Thank you John Edwards! Thank you Super D's for listening to the people.

    I love all these Right Wing WACKOS who come in here pretending to be Hillary supporters and stirring up the pot.

    Get off the Double Talk Express and let McCain alone go full steam ahead into a wall of empty gun shells after a 100year war.

    May 15, 2008 02:05 pm at 2:05 pm |
  7. VW

    Those endorsements convey only one thing, they prefer a weak candidate for democratic party in their own interests but not for our USA and it is DEFINITELY doomed to lose in Nov.

    May 15, 2008 02:06 pm at 2:06 pm |
  8. Lisa

    Why can't Obama close the deal?

    May 15, 2008 02:06 pm at 2:06 pm |
  9. curtis

    Thats good news.The path to the nomination is becoming much clearer. Americans will unite under obama because he can be no worse than some of the others who have been elected to the White House. Men who cheat on their spouses while at the white house, those who lie to start a war. Those who lie about watergate, and the Contra affair are just a few examples. YES WE CAN.

    May 15, 2008 02:06 pm at 2:06 pm |
  10. Phil in KC

    Waxman and McDermott both wield some influence, so this is big. Not as big as Edwards, but big. It could signal a continuing flood of delegates for Obama.

    May 15, 2008 02:06 pm at 2:06 pm |
  11. Michael in Lorton, Virginia


    Has Hillary started to see the "writing on the wall yet." All the big blue states that she carried will now support Obama……the fat lady is loosing her singing voice………withdraw with some dignity…….because what you have left, you are loosing.

    May 15, 2008 02:06 pm at 2:06 pm |
  12. Obama Supporter

    Let's just keep trash talking Hillary and McCain!

    Obama '08

    May 15, 2008 02:06 pm at 2:06 pm |
  13. Cindy

    The writings on the wall Hillary- All your negative tatics against Obama have failed- God sees all Hillary and his wrath will hurt!

    May 15, 2008 02:06 pm at 2:06 pm |
  14. Obama Supporter

    Hillary supporters are stupid!

    Obama '08

    May 15, 2008 02:06 pm at 2:06 pm |
  15. Margarita

    It's very clear among my friends that if Obama is the Party Nominee , my friends and I will vote for John McCain. Period. Obama will ruin this country, more than Bush already did.

    May 15, 2008 02:06 pm at 2:06 pm |
  16. Brnman

    More good news for Sen Obama.

    Superdelegates need to end this primary race now. The longer it continues, Sen Clinton or one of her supporters may says something else that will cause more divisions in the Democratic Party.

    May 15, 2008 02:06 pm at 2:06 pm |
  17. Leericists

    WOW !!! This rookie is running an impressive campaign and i even think he is getting better and better everydays ! Go Barack !

    May 15, 2008 02:06 pm at 2:06 pm |
  18. US Marine

    Welcome all.
    Please Obama supporters and US MArine in the Green zone.
    We need end this illigal war and come home please be nice to HRC Supporter. We need them.
    As you can see MCbush wants to start another war with Iran and we don't need that.
    obama/Jim web 08

    May 15, 2008 02:06 pm at 2:06 pm |
  19. Montana is Obama Country

    OKAY.. That will MAKE 10 SD'd in less than 24 hours...

    Keep EM rolling

    May 15, 2008 02:07 pm at 2:07 pm |
  20. Shaq314

    I am so glad that the superdelegates are starting to endorse one of the candidates. More importantly, I am excited that they are supporting Obama. I believe that America wants change and Barack Obama definitely is CHANGE.

    May 15, 2008 02:07 pm at 2:07 pm |
  21. rehoboth ng

    I can see clearly now that the terminus is nearer than I had earlier thought. So much touting and emphasis on blue collar and white collar workers. Are they not willing to be free from their delusion that Hillary will win? There is still space for everyone in Obama bus. They are welcome on board.

    May 15, 2008 02:08 pm at 2:08 pm |
  22. disenfranchised

    I feel bad for all these super delegates who are going to have buyers remorse, I dont care who endorces him, he isnt going to win the general. Hes made too many enemys and has too much baggage. Sounds to me like Obama owes alot of favors out there! sounds like old politics to me. I am voting for Clinton anyway. I will write her in.

    May 15, 2008 02:08 pm at 2:08 pm |
  23. christine

    that shows you that bush has got no respect what ever for the men and women in iraq no respect for his own country, the world is watching and loughing at us saying these people can scold each other like that in front of foreign countries this is the republican politics we are tired scold the demo party but do nothing for the american people, we really need to think about were we are in the world bush should have not said such a thing

    May 15, 2008 02:08 pm at 2:08 pm |
  24. BettiH. Indianapolis, IN

    Wow. an amazing day for Obama.

    Here comes the flood.

    May 15, 2008 02:08 pm at 2:08 pm |
  25. barackobama4prez

    thank you jesus!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    May 15, 2008 02:08 pm at 2:08 pm |
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