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Rahall endorses Barack Obama

Mar. 06, 2008 @ 11:30 PM

CHARLESTON -- West Virginia Congressman Nick Rahall has thrown his support behind Barack Obama.

The southern West Virginia Democrat told The Associated Press he plans to make the endorsement official later Thursday, but he privately pledged his support to the Illinois senator days ago.

Because of his position, Rahall is one of West Virginia's 10 Democratic super delegates. The state's four Democratic members of Congress are super delegates.

Last week, U.S. Sen. Jay Rockefeller announced he was supporting Obama.

Rahall said he likes the new ideas and solutions Obama has for the nation, adding that Obama understands the needs and aspirations of West Virginians.

Hillary Clinton has received the support of three of the state's super delegates.

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