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Walz endorses Obama

U. S. Rep. Tim Walz endorsed Barack Obama’s presidential candidacy Wednesday.

U. S. Rep. Tim Walz endorsed Barack Obama’s presidential candidacy Wednesday. Since Walz is a super delegate to the Democratic National Convention (as are all the Democratic members of the Minnesota congressional delegation), it translates into a vote for Obama on the first ballot, if the nomination battle comes down to that.

In a statement released through the Obama campaign in Minnesota, Walz expressed confidence in both Obama and his rival for the nomination, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton. Walz said his support for Obama was a reflection of Obama’s strong showing in the Minnesota caucuses in southern Minnesota, which Walz represents.

Here’s the quote: “Last night at the Democratic caucuses, the voters of southern Minnesota overwhelmingly supported Senator Barack Obama and his hopeful vision for positive change.  As a superdelegate to the Democratic National Convention, I will honor their decision and support Senator Obama.”