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Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Prominent Jewish Edwards Fundraiser Backs Obama Bid

Hours after former Senator John Edwards announced his exit from the presidential race, one of his most prominent Jewish fundraisers is backing Senator Barack Obama.

“They are the two candidates who represent real change,” Berger said. “I will be supporting Barack Obama.”

In 2004, Berger was the national finance co-chairman of Senator Joseph Lieberman’s failed presidential bid. He said that he has heard from a number of fellow Edwards supporters by phone and email today and, after reeling off a half-dozen names of fellow donors who had joined the Obama campaign, predicted the “vast majority” of Edwards’s supporters would follow suit.

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