Congressional endorsements for the 2008 United States presidential election
This article lists the endorsements made by members of the 110th United States Congress for candidates for their party's nominations in the 2008 United States presidential election. All of the Democratic members of Congress are also superdelegates to their party's presidential nominating convention, except for those from Florida and Michigan. For further details of superdelegates and their voting intentions see List of Democratic Party (United States) superdelegates, 2008. This page lists congressional endorsements, which are distinct from superdelegates' intentions to vote.
Candidates for the US 2008 presidential election who have congressional endorsements
Candidate Party Senate
Total Barack Obama Democratic 46 188 233 Hillary Clinton Democratic 0 28 28 John McCain Republican 16 29 45 Ron Paul Republican 0 2 2
List of current Senators
List of current Representatives
- Sen. Thomas Carper (DE)
- Rep. Xavier Becerra (CA) (Obama)
- Rep. Rosa DeLauro (CT) (Obama)
- Rep. Chris Murphy (CT) (Obama)
- Rep. Tim Ryan (OH) (Clinton)
- Rep. Bruce Braley (IA) (Obama)
- Rep. G.K. Butterfield (NC) (Obama)
- Rep. Bob Etheridge (NC)
- Rep. Stephanie Herseth-Sandlin (SD) (Obama)
- Rep. Charlie Gonzalez (TX) (Obama)
- Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson (TX) (Obama)
- Rep. Mike McIntyre (NC)
- Rep. Mike Michaud (ME)
- Rep. Brad Miller (NC) (Obama)
- Rep. Jim Oberstar (MN) (Obama)
- Rep. Dave Obey (WI) (Obama)
- Rep. David Price (NC) (Obama)
- Rep. Heath Shuler (NC) (Clinton)
- Rep. Bart Stupak (MI)
- Rep. Mel Watt (NC) (Obama)
- Sen. Jeff Bingaman (NM) (Obama)
- Rep. Mike Doyle (PA)
- Rep. Gene Green (TX) (Clinton)
- Rep. Solomon Ortiz (TX) (Clinton)
- Rep. Ed Pastor (AZ) (Clinton)
- Rep. Silvestre Reyes (TX) (Clinton)
- Rep. Tom Udall (NM)
- Sen. David Vitter (LA)
- Sen. Norm Coleman (MN) (McCain)
- Sen. Kit Bond (MO)
- Rep. Judy Biggert (IL)
- Rep. Mary Bono (CA)
- Rep. Charles Boustany (LA)
- Rep. Charlie Dent (PA)
- Rep. David Dreier (CA)
- Rep. Jo Ann Emerson (MO)
- Rep. Phil English (PA)
- Rep. Vito Fossella (NY)
- Rep. Jim Gerlach (PA)
- Rep. Peter T. King (NY)
- Rep. Jerry Lewis (IL)
- Rep. Frank LoBiondo (NJ)
- Rep. Candice S. Miller (MI)
- Rep. Devin Nunes (CA)
- Rep. Jon Porter (NV)
- Rep. George Radanovich (CA)
- Rep. Dave Reichert (WA)
- Rep. Edward R. Royce (CA)
- Rep. Pete Sessions (TX)
- Rep. James T. Walsh (NY)
- Rep. Jerry Weller (IL)
- Del. Luis Fortuño (PR)
- Rep. John Boozman (AR)
- Rep. Duncan Hunter (CA)
- Rep. Bob Inglis (SC)
- Rep. John Linder (GA)
- Rep. Don Young (AK)
- Sen. Wayne Allard (CO)
- Sen. Bob Bennett (UT)
- Sen. Thad Cochran (MS)
- Sen. Jim DeMint (SC)
- Sen. Judd Gregg (NH)
- Sen. Orrin Hatch (UT)
- Sen. Lisa Murkowski (AK)
- Rep. Robert Aderholt (AL)
- Rep. Rodney Alexander (LA)
- Rep. Brian Bilbray (CA)
- Rep. Marsha Blackburn (TN)
- Rep. Ginny Brown-Waite (FL)
- Rep. Dave Camp (MI)
- Rep. John Campbell (CA)
- Rep. Chriss Cannon (UT)
- Rep. John Carter (TX)
- Rep. Howard Coble (NC)
- Rep. Mike Conaway (TX)
- Rep. Ander Crenshaw (FL)
- Rep. Vernon Ehlers (MI)
- Rep. Tom Feeney (FL)
- Rep. Mike Ferguson (NJ)
- Rep. Virginia Foxx (NC)
- Rep. Phil Gingrey (GA)
- Rep. Kay Granger (TX)
- Rep. Wally Herger (CA)
- Rep. Peter Hoekstra (MI)
- Rep. Jack Kingston (GA)
- Rep. Joe Knollenberg (MI)
- Rep. Ron Lewis (KY)
- Rep. Connie Mack (FL)
- Rep. Jim McCrery (LA)
- Rep. Buck McKeon (CA)
- Rep. Thomas Petri (WI)
- Rep. Tom Price (GA)
- Rep. Ralph Regula (OH)
- Rep. Hal Rogers (KY)
- Rep. Mike Rogers (AL)
- Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (CA)
- Rep. Bill Shuster (PA)
- Rep. Mike Simpson (ID)
- Rep. Lamar Smith (TX)
- Rep. Tom Tancredo (CO)
- Rep. Lynn Westmoreland (GA)
- Rep. Ed Whitfield (KY)
- Sen. Lamar Alexander (TN)
- Sen. Bob Corker (TN)
- Sen. Jim Inhofe (OK)
- Sen. Roger Wicker (MS)
- Rep. J. Gresham Barrett (SC)
- Rep. Dan Burton (IN)
- Rep. Steve Buyer (IN)
- Rep. David Davis (TN)
- Rep. John Duncan (TN)
- Rep. Louie Gohmert (TX)
- Rep. Steve King (IA)
- Rep. Donald Manzullo (IL)
- Rep. Thad McCotter (MI)
- Rep. Susan Myrick (NC)
- Rep. Jeff Miller (FL)
- Rep. Adam Putnam (FL)
- Rep. John Sullivan (OK)
- Rep. Lee Terry (NE)
- Rep. Zach Wamp (TN)
- Rep. Lynn Westmoreland (GA)
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- ^ Sen. Lincoln shifts support to Barack Obama
- ^ a b c d Arkansas Democrats Back Obama After Clinton Suspends Campaign
- ^ California Senator Dianne Feinstein Endorses Clinton Press Release. July 25, 2007. Hillary for President
- ^ a b c TheHill.com - Group of neutral senators throw support behind Obama
- ^ Remaining Colo. supers endorse Obama | Politics West
- ^ Dodd to endorse Obama
- ^ Lieberman to Endorse McCain William Kristol. The Weekly Standard. December 16, 2007.
- ^ US Senator Bill Nelson endorses Barack Obama
- ^ Barack Obama : : Change We Can Believe In | Sam Graham-Felsen's Blog: Senator Daniel Akaka Endorses Barack Obama; Delegate Countdown - 151 To Go
- ^ TheHill.com - Undeclared senators move to Obama
- ^ Sam Brownback Endorses John McCain The Associated Press. November 7, 2007. FoxNews.com
- ^ McCain Endorsements March 1, 2007. Retrieved March 13, 2007
- ^ Sen. Mikulski endorses Obama
- ^ http://www.examiner.com/a-1423975~Sen__Cardin_endorses_Obama.html
- ^ Boston Globe
- ^ Sam Graham-Felsen's blog. John Kerry Endorses Barack Obama Jeff Zeleny. January 10, 2008. The New York Times.
- ^ Obama makes campaign stop in Flint
- ^ Debbie Stabenow makes final Michigan superdelegate switch from Hillary Clinton to Barack Obama
- ^ http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080331/ap_on_el_pr/obama_endorsement;_ylt=AtS7fd5I6Z7oFM1T6t8PA9hh24cA
- ^ AP: Sen. McCaskill to endorse Obama Article. January 12, 2007. USA Today
- ^ a b DemConWatch: Superdelegate endorsements for Tuesday 6/3 - Part III
- ^  Press Release. January 12, 2008 Nebraska Sen. Nelson Endorses Obama Retrieved January 12, 2009
- ^ Story not found - NJ.com
- ^ Bob's advice for Barack on getting Latino votes
- ^ Senator Jeff Bingaman Endorses Barack Obama. Press Release. April 28, 2008. Barack Obama for President.
- ^ Senator Kent Conrad endorses Barack Obama Press Release. December 29, 2007 Obama for America Retrieved December 29, 2007
- ^ "Coburn To Endorse McCain". TheAtlantic.com. 2008-01-16. http://marcambinder.theatlantic.com/archives/2008/01/coburn_to_endorse_mccain.php. Retrieved 2008-01-16.
- ^ "Wyden calls superdelegate process "preposterous"; endorses Obama" (Blog). In the news. BlueOregon. 4 June 2008. http://www.blueoregon.com/2008/06/wyden-calls-sup.html. Retrieved December 21, 2008.
- ^ R.I. Democrats endorse Obama
- ^ O'Brien, Michael (2011-03-17) Mitt’s backers: ‘RomneyCare’ overblown, The Hill
- ^ http://www.badlandsblue.com/showDiary.do?diaryId=481
- ^ Why John McCain Had A Pretty Good Month
- ^ McCain tries to seal deal News Article. February 7, 2008 The Hill.
- ^ Senator Leahy endorses Obama News Article. January 17, 2008 Huffington Post.
- ^ a b Murray gets behind Obama
- ^ Senator Robert Byrd Endorses Obama for President
- ^ "Rockefeller Endorses Obama". The Wall Street Journal. February 29, 2008. http://blogs.wsj.com/washwire/2008/02/29/rockefeller-endorses-obama.
- ^ JS Online: NewsWatch
- ^ http://www.madison.com/tct/news/stories/273831
- ^ Pastor endorses Clinton for president
- ^ . http://thepage.time.com/2008/05/10/saturdays-super-battle-2/. [dead link]
- ^ Rep. Grijalva switches to Obama from Edwards | www.azstarnet.com
- ^ Sam Graham-Felsen's Blog Congressman George Miller (D-CA) endorses Barack Obama Lisa Vorderbrueggen. January 10, 2008. Contra Coasta Times.
- ^ Rep. Barbara Lee, known for anti-war stance, endorses Obama SFGate.com. Accessed 10 December 2007.
- ^ Congresswoman Ellen Tauscher Endorses Hillary Clinton Press Release. July 18, 2007. Hillary for President.
- ^  Article. April 11, 2008. The San Francisco Chronicle.
- ^ Congressman Pete Stark endorses Obama; Delegate Countdown - 120.5 To Go
- ^  Rep. Anna Eshoo endorses Obama; decision 'moves beyond gender or race'. Updated: Thursday, January 31, 2008, 1:09 AM
- ^ Zoe Lofgren endorses Barack Obama. Article. January 14, 2008. San Jose Mercury News.
- ^ a b Reps. Jim Costa (CA-20) and Dennis Cardoza (CA-18) Endorse Obama; Delegate Countdown -59 To Go
- ^ a b c Reps. Bruce Braley (D-IA), Baron Hill (D-IN), and Lois Capps (D-CA) Endorse Obama; Delegate Countdown - 285 To Go
- ^ California Congressman Brad Sherman Endorses Clinton Press Release. November 30, 2007. Hillary for President.
- ^ a b Rhee, Foon (May 15, 2008). "California congressmen add to Obama superdelegate haul". The Boston Globe. http://www.boston.com/news/politics/politicalintelligence/2008/05/california_cong.html.
- ^ 6 L.A. Leaders Decide To Back Barack
- ^ Congressman Xavier Becerra endorses Barack Obama Article January 27, 2008. American Chronicle
- ^ California Congresswoman Hilda L. Solis Endorses Clinton Press Release. October 17, 2007. Hillary for President
- ^ California Rep. Diane Watson Endorses Clinton Press Release. September 27, 2007. Hillary for President
- ^ Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard Endorses Hillary Clinton Press Release. June 27, 2007. Hillary for President
- ^ Congresswoman Jane Harman Endorses Clinton Press Release. July 18, 2007. Hillary for President.
- ^ Congresswoman Laura Richardson Endorses Clinton Press Release. September 13, 2007. Hillary for President.
- ^  Press Release. January 18, 2008. "Barack Obama for President"
- ^ U.S. Representative Loretta Sanchez Endorses Hillary Clinton for President Press Release. January 18, 2007. Hillary for President.
- ^ Perlmutter Endorses Obama | Politics West
- ^ a b  Congressmen Larson, Murphy to endorse Barack Obama. 10:55 AM EST, January 31, 2008
- ^ Rep. Joe Courtney (D-CT) Endorses Barack Obama; Delegate Countdown - 62 To Go
- ^ DeLauro To Endorse Obama On Saturday - Politics on The Huffington Post
- ^ Rep. Castor Says She'll Support Obama
- ^ Barack 2, Hillary 0; Bishop backs Obama
- ^ a b Black Leader Pulls Support From Clinton Press Release. February 15, 2008. New York Times
- ^ Barack Obama : : Change We Can Believe In | Sam Graham-Felsen's Blog: Congressman John Barrow Endorses Barack Obama
- ^ "Congressman Lipinski backs Obama for president". Chicago Sun-Times. March 26, 2008. http://www.suntimes.com/news/elections/861889,032608lipinski.article. [dead link]
- ^ Obama backer wins House seat in Republican stronghold - Yahoo! News
- ^ "Joe Donnelly - chicagotribune.com". Chicago Tribune. http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/wire/chi-ap-in-obama-visclosky,0,5558382.story. [dead link]
- ^ Indiana superdelegate supports Obama
- ^ Rep. Andre Carson endorses Obama
- ^ . Loebsack to endorse Obama
- ^ YouTube - Boswell Endorses Hillary December 14, 2007. Hillary Clinton for President
- ^  Kentucky Congressman John Yarmuth Endorses Obama
- ^ Kentucky Congressman Ben Chandler Endorses Barack Obama for President April 29, 2008. Barack Obama for President
- ^ Two More Superdelegates For Obama - Real Clear Politics - Elections 2008 - TIME
- ^ Congressman Olver endorses Obama for president
- ^ Massachusetts Rep. McGovern Endorses Clinton Press Release. March 29, 2007. Hillary for President.
- ^ Massachusetts Rep. Barney Frank Endorses Clinton Press Release. November 13, 2007. Hillary for President.
- ^ "Capuano endorses Obama for president". The Boston Globe. January 28, 2008. http://www.boston.com/news/local/massachusetts/articles/2008/01/28/capuano_endorses_obama_for_president/. [dead link]
- ^ Massachusetts Rep. Stephen Lynch Endorses Clinton Press Release. October 26, 2007. Hillary for President.
- ^ "Delahunt says Obama will restore US image abroad". The Boston Globe. December 27, 2007. http://www.boston.com/news/nation/articles/2007/12/27/delahunt_says_obama_will_restore_us_image_abroad/.
- ^ Congresswoman Carolyn Cheeks Kilpatrick (MI-13) endorses Obama; Delegate Countdown - 36.5 To Go
- ^ U.S. Rep. Tim Walz (D-MN) endorses Barack Obama for President
- ^ The Swamp: Another day, another endorsement for Obama
- ^ Oberstar Endorses Obama Newspaper article. February 1, 2008. Star Tribune.
- ^ Chairman Of Homeland Security Commission Endorses Obama News Item. January 22, 2008. The Huffington Post.
- ^ Rep. Ike Skelton endorses Clinton - Examiner.com
- ^ Missouri Rep. Emanuel Cleaver II Endorses Clinton Press Release. August 21, 2007. Hillary for President.
- ^ Shea-Porter to back Obama New Hampshire Union Leader Accessed 10 December 2007.
- ^ Rep. Hodes Endorses Obama, part of an expected short list New Hampshire Union Leader. July 26, 2007
- ^ a b Reps. Peter DeFazio (D-OR) and Donald Payne (D-NJ) Back Obama; Delegate Countdown - 165 To Go
- ^ New Jersey Rep. Albio Sires Endorses Clinton Press Release. June 22, 2007. Hillary for President
- ^ New York Rep. Yvette D. Clarke Endorses Clinton for President Press Release. July 10, 2007. Hillary for President.
- ^ Clinton Campaign Announces Veterans and Military Retirees for Hillary Press Release. May 25, 2007. Hillary for President
- ^ Butterfield now endorses Obama | newsobserver.com projects
- ^ 2008 Presidential Endorsement List Roll Call (No date: article apparently updated on an ongoing basis.)
- ^ a b Superdelegates Watt, Price endorse Obama
- ^ Shuler confirms, Etheridge uncommitted | newsobserver.com projects
- ^ Congressman Brad Miller (D-NC) endorses Barack Obama; Delegate Countdown - 168 To Go
- ^  Pomeroy endorses Obama. Janell Cole, The Dickinson Press. Published Thursday, January 31, 2008
- ^ Superdelegate Wu backs Obama in Oregon
- ^ Oberstar, Blumenauer Back Obama Newspaper article. February 1, 2008. The Hill.
- ^ U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah endorses Barack Obama for president Associated Press. December 18, 2007
- ^ Endorsement Watch: Press Release. February 3, 2008. Hillary For President
- ^  Article. March 18, 2008. The Washington Post
- ^ Obama to Receive Kennedy Endorsements Blog Post. January 27, 2008. CBS News.
- ^ Spratt to cast superdelegate vote for Obama
- ^ AP Newsbreak: SC Congressman Clyburn endorsing Obama
- ^ News for Sioux Falls, South Dakota, Minnesota and Iowa
- ^ Rep. Cohen Endorses Obama; So Does Local Democratic Chairman :: The Memphis Flyer :: Politics Buzz :: Politics
- ^ Waco's Edwards Endorses Obama Newspaper Article. February 18, 2008. Waco Tribune-Herald
- ^ Texas Rep. Jackson Lee Endorses Clinton Press Release. May 14, 2007. Hillary for President
- ^ http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/politics/stories/MYSA021108.gzzendrsobama.en.b082c6be.html Gonzalez endorses Obama
- ^ Doggett endorses Obama for President
- ^ Rep. Gene Green Endorses Hillary Clinton 'Houston Chronicle.' Newspaper article. February 1, 2008.
- '^ Democrats roll out Texas campaigns The Dallas Morning News February 6, 2008
- ^ Leahy, Welch endorse Barack Obama Vermont Public Radio. January 18, 2008
- ^ U.S. Rep. Bobby Scott endorses Obama for president News Story. December 20, 2007. WRIC Richmond News.
- ^ Statement of Congressman Rick Boucher Press Release. January 21, 2008. Obama for America
- ^ Rep. Rick Larsen (D-WA) endorses Barack Obama; Delegate Countdown - 167 To Go
- ^ U.S. Rep. Brian Baird endorses Barack Obama. Seattle Post Intelligence. February 16, 2008.
- ^ McDermott endorses Obama
- ^ Barack Obama : : Change We Can Believe In | Sam Graham-Felsen's Blog: Congressman Alan B. Mollohan Endorses Barack Obama; Delegate Countdown - 43 To Go
- ^ Rahall endorses Barack Obama
- ^ Edwards Primary: A Key Win For Obama Blog post. February 8, 2008. The Nation.
- ^ U.S. Rep. Steve Kagen endorses Barack Obama for presidential nomination
- ^ Congresswoman Madeleine Bordallo Endorses Barack Obama; Delegate Countdown - 107 To Go
- ^ U.S. Virgin Islands Delegate Donna M. Chistensen Endorses Clinton Press Release. September 16, 2007. Hillary for President.
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