Thursday, May 08, 2008

McClellan switches to Obama

The Fan District’s representative in the House of Delegates, Jennifer McClellan, made news on Wednesday by switching her support from Hillary Clinton to Barack Obama. This AP story, “Obama picks up superdelegates; undecideds moving his way,” offers the scoop:

But [Hillary Clinton] lost another supporter, Virginia state House member Jennifer McClellan, who switched to Obama. McClellan is one of at least nine superdelegates who have switched from Clinton to Obama since the Super Tuesday primaries on Feb. 5. There have been no public switches in the other direction.

“I think the time has come to support Senator Obama as the likely nominee,” McClellan said in a conference call with reporters. “Given what happened last night, it’s very unlikely we will have a different result, and it is time to come together as a party and prepare for victory against John McCain in November.”

Click here to read the entire story.

McClellan’s move was made on the same day former Sen. George McGovern, the 1972 Democratic nominee for president, made the same switch. It could be said she finds herself in good company.

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