Brad Henry Backs Obama
Oklahoma's governor has come out in favor of Barack Obama, according to the Oklahoman : Gov. Brad Henry, who said earlier he would not endorse a ...
Oklahoma's governor has come out in favor of Barack Obama, according to the Oklahoman :
Gov. Brad Henry, who said earlier he would not endorse a Democratic presidential candidate until this summer's national convention, announced this morning he is supporting Barack Obama.
The endorsement means Obama, a U.S. senator from Illinois who finished second in Oklahoma's presidential primary earlier this year, picked up one more superdelegate.
"Senator Obama is uniquely positioned to unite our nation and move beyond the divisiveness and partisan skirmishes that too often characterize politics as usual in Washington," said Henry, who is in the middle of his second term.
"Senator Obama and his positive message reflect the best of America," Henry said.
This is an interesting move, considering that Hillary Clinton won Oklahoma easily. However, many of Henry's ideological soul mates, moderate-to-conservative Democrats like Wyoming Gov. Dave Freudenthal and Nebraska Sen. Ben Nelson, are also supporting Obama
Henry is the sixth seventh Democratic governor from a state carried by George W. Bush in 2004 to back Obama, joining Freudenthal, Kansas' Kathleen Sebelius, Arizona's Janet Napolitano, Virginia's Tim Kaine and New Mexico's Bill Richardson. Clinton has won endorsements from only two red state governors: Arkansas' Mike Beebe and Ted Strickland of Ohio. So far, Colorado's Bill Ritter, West Virginia's Joe Manchin, Iowa's Chet Culver, North Carolina's Mike Easley and Tennessee's Phil Bredesen have remained neutral.
UPDATE: Culver endorsed Obama in February.
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