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More Distancing--This Time from Obama

By Shailagh Murray
Sen. Barack Obama picked up three House superdelegates today, pulling even with Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton in the battle for congressional endorsements.

But meanwhile, trouble was brewing for the Obama campaign in Mississippi.

Amid the positive signs that Obama had weathered the Jeremiah Wright storm was this development: a new television ad by Mississippi congressional candidate Travis Childers creating distance between him and his party's potential general election nominee. Childers's GOP opponent, Greg Davis, linked Childers to "liberal Barack Obama" in a previous ad that shows Childers and Wright on the same screen. The narrator exclaims, "When Obama's pastor cursed America, blaming us for 9/11, Childers said nothing."

The new Childers ad denounces "lies and attacks linking me to politicians I don't know and have never even met."

By Washington Post Editors  |  April 30, 2008; 4:15 PM ET
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