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Freddie Stubbs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-22-07 08:45 AM
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Iraq war vet in Congress backs Obama over Hil
Source: NY Daily News

BY MICHAEL SAUL
DAILY NEWS POLITICAL CORRESPONDENT


Wednesday, August 22nd 2007, 4:00 AM


The only combat veteran from the war in Iraq serving in Congress endorsed Barack Obama yesterday, a major coup for the Illinois senator as he seeks to persuade voters he's best equipped to be the next commander in chief.

Rep. Patrick Murphy (D-Pa.), who served as a paratrooper with the 82nd Airborne Division in Baghdad in 2003-'04, said Obama is "absolutely our best chance to change the direction of our country."

"I'm inspired by his call to action to change how business is done in Washington," Murphy said. "I believe Sen. Obama believes, as I do, that we need to fight a smarter, tougher war on terror."

The endorsement is a blow to Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-N.Y.), who has worked with Murphy on a variety of issues, most notably co-sponsoring legislation this spring to enact a new G.I. bill for the 21st century. On Monday, she mentioned Murphy in her speech to the Veterans of Foreign Wars in Kansas City.

Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/wn_report/2007/08/22/20...
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Bitwit1234 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-22-07 09:06 AM
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1. After the one hundredred leventy post about this
I think every body....even those not on DU have gotten this message. Murphy endorsed Obama. Changing the subject line it is still the same old, same old.
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Bitwit1234 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-22-07 09:07 AM
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2. PS Looks like those that post don't read their fellow DU'ers posts.
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Connie_Corleone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-22-07 10:40 AM
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3. You want some cheese with that whine.
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