Barack Obama supporters rally in Seattle - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Barack Obama supporters rally in Seattle

SEATTLE. Wash. - Barack Obama spoke to more than 17,000 people who filled Seattle's Key Arena. Thousands more couldn't get in. Obama was introduced by Gov. Gregoire who announced her endorsement Friday for the Democratic presidential contender.

The crowd cheered as Obama promised better health care, a more-balanced economy and improved education.

And there was a big cheer when he called the Iraq war "unwise" and said he would bring the troops home.

Obama said he would be a better nominee than Hillary Clinton to campaign against Republican John McCain and reverse Bush administration policies.

At one point, Obama interrupted his speech to ask for help for a woman who fainted.

(The Associated Press contributed to this story.)

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