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Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Endorsements Pour Forth

The day holds much good news for Obama in terms of endorsements and superdelegates:

1 Superdelegate: Virginia's state representative and DNC member Jennifer McClellan has flipped from Clinton to Obama, the AP reports. (h/t Ben Smith)

2 Superdelegates: Obama picks up North Carolina Democratic Party chairman Jerry Meek and Inola Henry, a member of the D.N.C. from California.

1 Superdelegate: North Carolina official Jeanette Council endorsed last night.


Jamo said...

Congressman and superdelegate Rick Larsen (my representative) from the 2nd Congressional District in Washington State just endorsed Obama!

Here is the body of the email I received:

Larsen Pledges Super Delegate Vote to Obama

Everett, WA – Today U.S. Representative Rick Larsen (WA-02), who will serve as a super delegate to the Democratic National Convention, endorsed Barack Obama for President of the United States of America. Larsen released the following statement:

“Today I am endorsing Senator Barack Obama for President. I believe Senator Obama is the best candidate to turn our country’s hopes for a better future into reality.

“This week, Senator Obama has proven that he is tough and resilient. He has shown that he can take a pounding, come back and continue to communicate with the public to deliver his message of hope and change.

“In my district, Senator Obama has strong grassroots support. He has inspired and energized my constituents like no other candidate.

“I believe that Senator Obama will be the best President for our country. I have been particularly impressed by Senator Obama’s truth-telling on a proposed gas tax policy – a proposal which would make little or no difference for Americans paying too much at the pump.

“Our country faces great challenges. As President, I believe that Barack Obama can unite our country to overcome obstacles and deliver real change.”