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Friday, July 11, 2008

Newsflash: high-ranking Democrats backing Obama

From the Portage Daily Register: Baldwin, Lawton backing Obama.

Hoping to expand on his advantage with women voters, presidential candidate Barack Obama on Thursday enlisted the help of two prominent Wisconsin backers of his Democratic primary rival, Sen. Hillary Clinton, to sell his economic plan as a boon for working women.

"I'm delighted that Sen. Obama is narrowing his focus on how we can position women to succeed, knowing that businesses will profit and the state economy and national economy will grow if we get this right," said Lt. Gov. Barbara Lawton, who backed Clinton until her loss in a bitter primary battle, but is now solidly in the Obama camp.
Translation: "I'm delighted that Sen. Obama is closing in on the presidency so he can appoint Diamond Jim the hell out of here and make me governor!"

In a conference call organized by Obama's Wisconsin campaign Thursday, Lawton joined U.S. Rep. Tammy Baldwin and others to laud Obama's plans to improve the economic status of women, only a day before the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, U.S. Sen. John McCain, heads to politically divided western Wisconsin for an all-women town hall meeting.
Two high-ranking Democrats backing the Democrat nominee for President? This is a news story?

Yeah, I know: they were both big on Clinton before. So what? Conservatives weren't (and many still aren't) real pleased about McCain, but show me the high-ranking Republican (besides Ron Paul) who isn't backing him now. That Baldwin and Lawton fell into line isn't news.

I will say this for the story: there's a lot of info about potential Obama economic plans. Read the whole thing.