Connecticut Senator Chris Dodd endorses Obama - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Connecticut Senator Chris Dodd endorses Obama

CLEVELAND, Ohio. - Former Democratic presidential candidate Chris Dodd has endorsed Barack Obama.
     
The Connecticut senator made the announcement today in Cleveland. The endorsement comes a week before crucial contests in Ohio and Texas.
     
Obama and rival Hillary Rodham Clinton had been vying for Dodd's support since he exited the race after a poor showing in the Iowa caucuses last month.
     
Dodd also is a superdelegate, one of nearly 800 Democratic officeholders and party officials who automatically attend the national convention and can vote for whomever they choose.
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