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Walz endorses Obama

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.”

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Comments (1)

  1. Submitted by Paul Brandon on 02/07/2008 - 01:34 pm.

    A couple of notes:
    First of all, Tim never used the term ‘endorse’.
    And in the posting on the Obama Web site, Tim is also quoted as saying that he would support whichever candidate eventually received the nomination.

    The full statement is:

    “The real winners of last night’s caucuses were the people of Minnesota. Voters turned out in record numbers to embrace the Democratic call for change.

    “The next President will have a lot of work to do to clean up eight years of mismanagement from George W. Bush. I am confident that both Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama are up to the challenge.

    “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.”

    Also, the announcement never appeared on the Walz Web site, and I can no longer find it on Obama’s (It’s hard enough to get past all the requests for money on that site ;-).

    Verrrry interesting!

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