View Full Version : Barack Is Backed By Anti-war Group And One Of The Largest Unions In California

02-01-2008, 10:41 AM
Barack Gets Backing from Anti-War Group (http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080201/ap_on_el_pr/2008_race_rundown)
Obama endorsed by anti-war group

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Barack Obama picked up the endorsement of a leading anti-war group Friday and said Democratic presidential rival Hillary Rodham Clinton still has not adequately explained her vote to go into Iraq.

Obama told reporters in a news conference that, even though Clinton explains how she would like to end the war, her explanation for her vote leading into the war is disingenuous. He said his opposition to the war from the start will make him the stronger rival to Republican front-runner and war backer John McCain in the general election.

Obama's long-standing opposition to the war helped him pick up the backing of MoveOn.org, a liberal network that counts 3.2 million members and decided to back him by a vote of 70 percent to 30 percent for Clinton. The group said Friday that it has 1.7 million members in the 22 states scheduled to vote Tuesday, and it would immediately begin a campaign to get them behind Obama.
In Sacramento, one of California's largest unions, the Service Employees International Union, decided to throw its support to Obama, spokeswoman Jeanine Meyer Rodriguez told The Associated Press.

The 650,000-member union had been backing rival John Edwards, who dropped out of the race this week.

The president of the state council, Annelle Grajeda, was to formally announce the endorsement in a statement later Friday. The union's backing could help Obama cut into Clinton's lead in California polls of Democratic base voters, many of whom are union members.

02-02-2008, 05:31 AM
More lovely news for Barack. ^_^ I'm glad that one of Edwards' endorsers (SEIU) decided to shift their support to Barack. Now I'm just waiting for John to do the same!