Superdelegate /Rep. Speier Officially Endorses Clinton

Rep. Jackie Speier of California, a supedelegate, makes it official. She is for Hillary.

Press Release: Congresswoman Jackie Speier today announced her endorsement of Hillary Clinton for President. Speier was sworn in less than week ago as the newest Member of Congress, filling the vacancy of California's 12th Congressional District.

"Nothing makes me more proud than to announce my endorsement of Hillary Clinton for President," said Speier. "As a woman, a lawmaker and a mother, I understand what electing Hillary will mean for this country. She will not only bring an extraordinary grasp of the issues to the White House, but also a uniquely feminine skill set - consensus building, negotiation, and patience - that will serve our nation well. As President, Hillary will set an example for how to run a country with diplomacy and restraint." se/view/?id=7112


The Clinton campaign announced today the endorsement of winner of the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Latin Grammy, musician Willie Colón.

"Hillary has been on the side of our families for over 35 years - she has been with us from the very beginning. I want a President who I can count on, someone who in tough times will be there for me -- that's why I'm supporting Hillary Clinton," said Colón. iew/?id=7128

The Operative Plasterers' and Cement Masons' International Association (OPCMIA) announced its endorsement of Hillary Clinton for President today. The labor union represents about 45,000 plasterers and cement masons in the construction industry in North America.

"We need a leader with Hillary Clinton's ability to turn around the economy and rebuild the middle class," said OPCMIA President Pat Finley. "She has a clear record fighting for working families, and is the strongest candidate to go toe-to-toe with John McCain in November." iew/?id=7124

Clinton Leads McCain in Florida Poll, Obama would lose BIG! ntent/state/epaper/2008/04/15/0415florid aobamamccainpoll.html

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - Hoosiers for Hillary have announced the endorsements of 21 additional mayors and four local Democratic Party leaders, demonstrating Hillary's growing support throughout the To date, 28 Hoosier mayors and 21 members of the Indiana Democratic Party State Central Committee have endorsed Hillary for President. se/view/?id=6915

Tags: clinton, Colon, endorsement, Mayors, Speier, superdelegate, union (all tags)



Re: Superdelegate /Rep. Speier Officially Endorses

lol, and Obama supporters are setting up dates in May for a party. It's nearing the time for worldviews to clash on the playing field!

by Jerome Armstrong 2008-04-16 01:48PM | 0 recs
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Clearly, Speier's endorsement today means Clinton will win.  Oh wait Speier endorsed Clinton months ago.

Obama picked up three Representatives in upcoming states today (Andre Carson, Mel Watt, and David Price).  He's finally tied her among number of House endorsements, and he already leads her in Governor and Senator endorsements.  The only reason Clinton is still in this is because her friends in the DNC still have her back (Obama still trails by 28 among this category).

by Skaje 2008-04-16 01:58PM | 0 recs
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Obama's endorsements this week:

Scranton Times-Tribune s.cfm?newsid=19480144&BRD=2185&P AG=461&dept_id=418218&rfi=6

Allentown Morning Call 6348993apr13,0,743721.story

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 625-35.stm

The Bucks County Courier-Times 27-04162008-1519834.html

The Patriot News otnews/index.ssf?/base/opinion/120830012 7211570.xml&coll=1


DNC Nancy Larson (MN)
Nancy Larson, of Dassel, a Democratic National Committee member joins eight other Minnesota superdelegates who are supporting Obama. (3 are supporting HRC, one uncommitted) pa2sQRu0Xx99P3jt2bEXw7gD900UL7G0

Rep Andre Carson (D-IN)
André Carson was elected this year to represent Indiana's 7th Congressional District in the 110th Congress. /post/samgrahamfelsen/gGC5pp

Rep. Mel Watt (D-NC)
Watt, a lawyer, was first elected in 1992. He is chair of a financial services subcommittee - a key post for his hometown - and is a past chair of the Congressional Black Caucus. 6.html

Rep. David Price (D-NC)
Price, a former Duke political scientist, was first elected to Congress in 1986. He is the most senior Democratic congressman from North Carolina and he chairs an appropriations subcommittee. 6.html

For those keeping count: among nationwide elected officials, Obama now leads or is even in all three categories(according to DemConWatch):
Governors (+3)
Senators (+4)
Representatives (even) superdelegate-list.html


Twenty-Five (of 35 total) South Dakota Democratic State Legislators.
Senator Julie Bartling
Senator Gary Hanson
Senator Scott Heidepriem
Senator Alan Hoerth
Senator Jim Hundstad
Senator Sandy Jerstad
Senator Tom Katus
Senator Frank Kloucek
Senator Ryan Maher
Senator Ben Nesselhuf
Senator Jim Peterson
Senator Nancy Turbak Berry
Senator Theresa Two Bulls
Representative Jim Bradford
Representative Quinten Burg
Representative H. Paul Dennert
Representative Richard Engels
Representative David Gassman
Representative Clayton Halverson
Representative Dale Hargens
Representative Larry Lucus
Representative Garry Moore
Representative Eldon Nygaard
Representative Bill Thompson
Representative Tom Van Norman /post/samgrahamfelsen/gGC5pC

For South Dakota (which looks like it could be a big Obama win), these legislators are joining Superdelegates:  Former Majority Leader Tom Daschle, Sen. Tim Johnson, Congresswoman Stephanie Herseth Sandlin.

Tribal Leaders from South Dakota (actually happened last week but seems to have been overlooked) ?id=1096417012

THE BOSS (deserves his own category) ex.html

by feliks 2008-04-16 02:15PM | 0 recs

Thanks for the positive, pro-Candidate diary!

by NewOaklandDem 2008-04-16 01:49PM | 0 recs
Re: Thanks!

Except for the poll.

by NewOaklandDem 2008-04-16 02:01PM | 0 recs

the "three of the above four" radio button for your poll?

by soyousay 2008-04-16 02:22PM | 0 recs
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Well who needs Springsteen when you've got Willie Colon?

by SFValues 2008-04-16 02:35PM | 0 recs
3 Steps Forward, 1 Step Back.......

by dystopianfuturetoday 2008-04-16 03:05PM | 0 recs
Re: Superdelegate /Rep. Speier Officially Endorses

Well so far 71% agree that the media is bashing Clinton. We have known this for weeks and months. Too bad it's not working for them.

by steve468 2008-04-16 04:53PM | 0 recs


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