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Wynn endorses Obama

Anne Bartlett

U.S. Rep. Albert R. Wynn (D-Md.) yesterday endorsed Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) for president.

Wynn, an eight-term congressman whose district includes most of Prince George's and part of Montgomery County, said Obama "brings a positive energy, a new vision and has the political courage to bring about the change this country so desperately needs on the Presidential level."

In a statement, Wynn called the Democratic field seeking the presidential nomination this year "an exceptional group of very talented individuals." But he said he believed Obama is in the best position to bring about "real change."

Wynn faces his own tough reelection battle, facing five Democratic challengers during the Feb. 12 primary, including Prince George's activist Donna F. Edwards. Edwards came within three percentage points of defeating Wynn in 2006.

By Anne Bartlett  |  January 15, 2008; 7:22 AM ET
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Real change is getting rid of Al Wynn...Donna Edwards 2008!

Posted by: RCD | January 15, 2008 8:34 AM | Report abuse

I only hope Wynn's endorsement does not imperil Obama's chances of victory in Maryland.

Posted by: Manderson | January 15, 2008 8:52 AM | Report abuse

Is Wynn trying to hurt Obama's chances in Maryland?

Posted by: Shami in Silver Spring | January 15, 2008 11:19 AM | Report abuse

Wynn's support showed that Obama could draw Republicans into his camp. Did I say Republican? What do you call someone who voted to support the Iraq war and the 2005 Bankruptcy bill, to repeal the estate tax, and support Bush'es energy bill? He's also spoken up for stricter border controls.

Well, he resigned today -- so Obama will have to woo Donna Edwards once she becomes the Rep.

Posted by: Paul Bradford | March 27, 2008 6:39 PM | Report abuse

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