May 16th, 2008
11:30 AM ET
15 years ago

Stark endorses Obama

[cnn-photo-caption image= caption="Stark endorsed Obama Friday."] (CNN) - California Rep. Pete Stark became the latest superdelegate to endorse Barack Obama Friday.

Stark, who has represented California's 13th District for 35 years, said Obama has "captured the imagination of Americans in a way we’ve not seen for decades."

“He’s inspired millions of young people to register to vote and join the ranks of our Democratic Party, he’s consistently opposed the war, he advocates universal health care, and he delivers a message that transcends party politics at the same time," Stark also said in a statement released by the Obama campaign. “I have the greatest respect for Senator Clinton and for her many years of service, but I believe the time has come to unify our party.”

By CNN's count, Obama now leads Clinton among superdelegates by 18, 292-274.

Filed under: Candidate Barack Obama
soundoff (307 Responses)
  1. JT

    Hillary or McCain period.

    Hillary 08!!

    May 16, 2008 01:54 pm at 1:54 pm |
  2. Mike

    Hey Millionman from Washington DC, Yes!! I vote Mccain over Obama – like it or not.

    May 16, 2008 01:54 pm at 1:54 pm |
  3. Nita

    "People all over the world join hands, start a love train, love train"

    May 16, 2008 01:54 pm at 1:54 pm |
  4. Brian

    All the bitter Clintonistas need is a good long vacation. Sorry, you 'inevitable' candidate lost to a virtual nobody.

    All her power and connections couldn't save her from a black guy with a little inspiration.

    If she can't win that battle, I don't really want her running the country. Get over it!


    May 16, 2008 01:54 pm at 1:54 pm |
  5. patwal

    Debby: "Yeah Stark this is unifying the party by all the Stupids voting before all the primaries are done"

    The 100 or so Superdelegates who endorsed Clinton before one single primary took place.. weren't they ALSO voting before all the primaries were done... in fact they voted before the primaries took place.

    May 16, 2008 01:54 pm at 1:54 pm |
  6. H

    I hear you Noemi! I'm a Californian also-also an Obama supporter...

    Obama '08!!!

    May 16, 2008 01:55 pm at 1:55 pm |
  7. NEVER obama

    You are in deed a very stupid person who has no regard for this country. obama is a liar and unfit to run this country. OMG, the damage that stupid man,along with his racist wife, will do to this country.

    May 16, 2008 01:55 pm at 1:55 pm |
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