Half of Senate Democrats Set to Endorse Obama
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.
February 4, 2008; 5:50 AM ET
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