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. mommagirl

    It seems like everyone is a little nervous about Hillary's pull with the average Joe demographic. Edwards endorsement and his ship dumping delegates have a made a clear statement. "We can't let Hillary win anything else because it HIGHLIGHTS Obama's weaknesses"
    "God forbid everybody knows how weak he is in some key demographics. Lets rally around him and protect him from the world according to Hillary and all her supporters before the cat's out of the bag."
    John Edwards, you are a coward and a sucker. If your vying for an important position under Obama, you just paid with your soul to get it.

    May 15, 2008 02:09 pm at 2:09 pm |

    Awwww Yeah!!! We're on a many have HRC picked up since her HUGE win in WV? Guess the rest of America knows the real deal.

    I actually think Hillary should stay in the race. Let the people speak in the remaining primaries and then maybe she's look at the numbers and realize that the American people want Obama. The numbers don't lie.

    Even if they gave her the delegates and votes from MI & FL she still would be behind.

    But then again she'll think of something else.

    May 15, 2008 02:09 pm at 2:09 pm |
  3. John

    We need the congress to impeach Bush and Cheney right now we can't wait until January by then Bush will attack Iran and Impose martial law to stay in power. Congress act now to save our country.

    May 15, 2008 02:09 pm at 2:09 pm |
  4. "Honky white guy from chicago"

    Bless this guy. Its time Hillary Endorsed Obama and started campaigning for him. We are running out of time with this overstretched primary- yet we know who the winner is. Go Obama!!!

    May 15, 2008 02:09 pm at 2:09 pm |
  5. Anthony Flint, MI

    "...the party's oooooooover..."

    Thank for playing Senator Clinton...

    Obama '08

    May 15, 2008 02:10 pm at 2:10 pm |
  6. RJ

    I don't think It even matters to Cliton supporters they plan to keep campangning until Obama's first term is up in 2012

    May 15, 2008 02:10 pm at 2:10 pm |
  7. Ann

    And all this can still change in the blink of an eye...and very likely will. These people know that Hillary is the most electable and the only one that can win against McCain in Nov.

    May 15, 2008 02:10 pm at 2:10 pm |
  8. Fred Atlanta, GA

    Congratulations OBAMA, SD's just keep coming it's time to unite EVERYONE so we can win this election hands down come november it's time for a change because a new day is coming.

    OBAMA 08/12 YES WE CAN and YES WE WILL!!!!

    May 15, 2008 02:10 pm at 2:10 pm |
  9. Debru Aklil

    That is it, I don't know why even they bother remaining state., lets they save their energy for the general election.

    Congrat Democrates, we going to have the right president for this country.

    Go Democrates.

    May 15, 2008 02:11 pm at 2:11 pm |
  10. Oh! The Irony

    The flood gates have opened. Receive the strong rush of delegates happily. Ahhhhhhhhhh so refreshing.

    May 15, 2008 02:11 pm at 2:11 pm |
  11. well....

    when you are able to pay superdelegates more money than your opponent, then you start swinging more votes your way...

    do act like a bunch of democrats don't realize this.... the superdelegate is as undemocratic as you can get...

    May 15, 2008 02:11 pm at 2:11 pm |
  12. True American

    After 8 years of the politics of fear and division the country needs unity . That uniter by all accounts is not Hillary Clinton.

    May 15, 2008 02:12 pm at 2:12 pm |
  13. Fla Sam

    Just keep them coming! : ) I can't wait till we have Obama for our President!

    May 15, 2008 02:12 pm at 2:12 pm |
  14. yvonne

    I am excited that the SD"s are finally coming out and supporting someone. I am a Barack Obama supporter and I can see that his message on change is really reaching out to Americans of all the colors of the rainbow that God created.

    May 15, 2008 02:12 pm at 2:12 pm |
  15. Greg C., CA

    2 members of Congress from California stand for Sen. Obama. I hope my own representative, the so-far uncommitted Sam Farr (CA-17), gets off the fence and supports Sen. Obama soon.

    May 15, 2008 02:12 pm at 2:12 pm |
  16. AY

    I believe CNN is talking about the nominee for the democrats here.
    Obama 08!!

    May 15, 2008 02:12 pm at 2:12 pm |
  17. Yes we can!

    somebody say we're minutes away from crowning the nominee....i was a mike huckabee supporter and i still care about his vision and leadership, but there's just something about that Obama, that won me over......Change, Unity and One Nation, Under God, indivisible with liberty and justice for all!.........Obama/Nagel 2008/2012

    May 15, 2008 02:12 pm at 2:12 pm |
  18. PDT; Austin, Texas

    Thank you! Come on over to the winning team!

    May 15, 2008 02:13 pm at 2:13 pm |
  19. Gary Francois

    Can someone please tell Senator Clinton, to bow out gracefully with decency & respect or be looked down on as that spoiled little kid that don’t know when the game is over. Saying I want a do-over, you cheated.

    May 15, 2008 02:13 pm at 2:13 pm |
  20. kasirye

    welcome !
    OBAMA 08

    May 15, 2008 02:13 pm at 2:13 pm |
  21. sheryl

    YES!!!!!!!!!!! Thanks

    May 15, 2008 02:14 pm at 2:14 pm |
  22. Belle

    Of course...all of these superdelegates have the right to change their mind at the convention.....

    May 15, 2008 02:15 pm at 2:15 pm |
  23. Tired of all the Flap

    Let's remember, George W. Bush is an ididt and by the White House saying that he was not talking to anyone in particular shows that he was also calling the American People that has the same ideas "foolish delusions." I guess people will think now that Obama has to denounce that nonsense. I call for the impreachment of GEORGE W. BUSH's foolishness that comes out of his inarticulate mouth.

    May 15, 2008 02:15 pm at 2:15 pm |
  24. Dolores

    Thank you superdelegates. Hopefully voters will see the light as these former Clinton supporters cast their votes for Senator Obama. Being tied to the Clinton machine in the past, they are aware of something that is not really known by most of us, lurking in the background of this long drawn out campaign. The Clintons must not go back into the White House. As a senior citizen, I applaud their decision. We do need and desire real change and that translates to Senator Barack Obama as the next President of our country.

    May 15, 2008 02:16 pm at 2:16 pm |
  25. big daddy from california

    it's time to unite for the november election fight

    May 15, 2008 02:16 pm at 2:16 pm |
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