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Half of Senate Democrats Set to Endorse Obama

Tim Craig

About half of the 21 Democrats in the Virginia Senate are planning to announce today they are supporting Sen. Barack Obama's (D-Ill.) bid for the White House.

Obama's list of supporters will likely included senators from every region of the state, including Janet D. Howell and Linda T. "Toddy" Puller, both of Fairfax, A. Donald McEachin of Richmond, R. Edward Houck of Spotsylvania and L. Louise Lucas of Portsmouth, according to sources close to the Obama campaign.

In all, at least 10 of the 21 Democratic senators are expected to throw their support behind Obama.

Houck and Howell had been supporters of former senator John Edwards, who suspended his bid for the Democratic nomination last week. Lucas had been a supporter of Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-N.Y.) according to a statement posted on Clinton's website last year.

Last week, 18 delegates endorsed Obama, including Minority Leader Ward L. Armstrong (D-Henry), who had also been an Edwards supporter.

By Tim Craig  |  February 4, 2008; 5:50 AM ET
Categories:  Election 2008/President , General Assembly 2008 , Tim Craig  
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Barack Hussein Obama... Out of the clouds, into the light with more clarity, focuses on Presidential run.

Just say NO to Obama (and drugs - specifically Obama youth supporters)!

"Dreams From My Father"
Mr. Obama's account of his younger self and drugs, though, significantly differs from the recollections of others who do not recall his drug use. That could suggest he was so private about his usage that few people were aware of it, that the memories of those who knew him decades ago are fuzzy or rosier out of a desire to protect him, or that he added some writerly touches in his memoir to make the challenges he overcame seem more dramatic.

Posted by: Prakaithip | February 9, 2008 10:30 PM | Report abuse

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