Friday, May 9, 2008

Four more Superdelegates for Obama

Barack Obama picked up four more superdelegates today for a total of eight so far on Friday. The new endorsements are:

* The campaign has announced via press release the endorsement of Congresswoman Mazie Hirono of Hawaii.

* New Mexico add-on super-del Laurie Weahkee, who was selected as an uncommitted super, has announced for Obama.

* The Obama campaign has announced the support of South Carolina state party vice chair Wilber Lee Jeffcoat.

* California DNC member Vernon Watkins has endorsed Obama, saying simply: “The election is over, everybody knows that. Obama has won.”

Here is what Mazie Hirono had to say about her endorsement:

Today I announce my endorsement of Senator Barack Obama for President of the United States. I do so after watching these historic campaigns unfold across our country, where hundreds of thousands of people participated as never before. It is clear that Americans want our country back on a course of hope and opportunity.

I make my announcement with deep respect and admiration for Hillary Clinton. She is an extraordinary woman. However, it is time to unite the party behind Senator Obama and to use our energy and resources to defeat Senator John McCain. Barack Obama can unite our Party and our country and bring about the positive changes Americans want.

Of course, all of us are especially proud of Senator Obama's deep roots here in our state, and overwhelmingly embraced his candidacy in our recent caucus. His love for Hawaii and understanding of its diversity have given him a foundation for understanding the diversity of our country. I am proud to endorse Senator Obama and I look forward to a winning campaign.

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