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alfredo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-29-08 11:01 AM
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Ben Chandler (D-KY), a super delegate has announced for Obama.
Edited on Tue Apr-29-08 11:10 AM by alfredo
I thought for sure he was going with Clinton.

http://firstread.msnbc.msn.com/archive/2008/04/29/95639...
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Ichingcarpenter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-29-08 11:04 AM
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1. Link to story- put it in your OP
From NBC's Mark Murray and Domenico Montanaro
NBC News has confirmed an AP report that Kentucky congressman Ben Chandler, a superdelegate, is endorsing Obama today in Louisville.

With Chandler's endorsement, that brings the superdelegate count to Clinton 265, Obama 243. Overall (including pledged and superdelegates), it's Obama 1,733, Clinton 1,599.

Chandler's endorsement also adds to Obama's lead over Clinton among elected superdelegates (congressman, governors, senators). Clinton leads Obama 3-2 in Kentucky superdelegates. Obama has both congressmen from the state -- Rep. John Yarmuth is the other.

AP: LOUISVILLE -- Democrat Barack Obama's campaign director in Kentucky says Congressman Ben Chandler will endorse Obama for their party's presidential nomination.

Carolyn Tandy told The Associated Press on Tuesday that Chandler will announce his support for Obama at a midday news conference in downtown Louisville. Chandler represents a central Kentucky district and carries one of the most famous names in Kentucky politics.









http://firstread.msnbc.msn.com/archive/2008/04/29/95639...
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alfredo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-29-08 11:09 AM
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3. Thanks. I will put it in my post. I saw it on TV, not in print.
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Ichingcarpenter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-29-08 11:11 AM
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4. I saw it in print right after you posted.
I also found another important endorsement at the same time

No problem glad to help!
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iwearshoesinky Donating Member (76 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-29-08 11:14 AM
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5. I'm looking forward to volunteering for Yarmuth's campaign again
He's done a fantastic job on standing up to domestic wiretapping and fifsa. It makes sense that he endorsed Obama.
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alfredo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-29-08 11:17 AM
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7. I'm voting for Fischer, Fuck Lunsford He's Ky's Joe Lieberman.
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iwearshoesinky Donating Member (76 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-29-08 11:24 AM
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10. Ain't that the truth, oh Horne how I miss thee nt
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alfredo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-29-08 12:32 PM
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15. You know there's a Veterans for Obama group in Ky. If you are
Edited on Tue Apr-29-08 12:40 PM by alfredo
interested, PM me.

If you support Hillary and are from Lexington, she is opening an office on Richmond Rd today.
6 PM East Main and North Hanover is the location.
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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-29-08 12:41 PM
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17. Can't wait to hear what Ben Chandler
has to say about why he's endorsing Senator Obama~!

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alfredo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-29-08 05:04 PM
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19. Here's a story
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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-29-08 08:20 PM
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20. Thanks..I found this, too, alfredo..
<snip>

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - U.S. Rep. Ben Chandler, heir to a famous Kentucky political name, endorsed fellow Democrat Barack Obama on Tuesday, likening it to his grandfather's support of John Kennedy a generation ago.


Chandler, who represents a central Kentucky district featuring a mix of farms and small towns as well as Lexington, said he was impressed with Obama's message of "change and hope" and his "quiet strength."



http://www.lex18.com/global/story.asp?s=8242552&ClientT...
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alfredo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-29-08 08:25 PM
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21. Ben's a nice guy, a bit conservative for me. He still has that child like
quality. He comes across as very genuine.
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Ichingcarpenter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-29-08 11:08 AM
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2. Former W.Va Secretary of State and US Congressman Ken Hechler Endorses Obama
Apr 28, 2008 @ 05:00 PM
Herald-Dispatch.com

Charleston, WV On Monday, former West Virginia Secretary of State and United States Congressman Ken Hechler endorsed Senator Barack Obama for president, citing Obamas ability to bring the country together and change Washington.

Hechler, also a former professor at Marshall University, discussed Obama's ability to inspire Americans and bring lasting change to this country.

Ive taught courses on the presidency and great presidents are able to inspire and communicate. The last four great ones were Teddy Roosevelt, Franklin Roosevelt, John Kennedy and Ronald Regan. Obama has that same tremendous inspirational ability and he, among all the candidates, will be able to lead this country.

"As Secretary of State, I know what it takes to win votes and Senator Obama has a very strong record with Independents and he has successfully energized young people to participate. Thousands of young people reach the age of 18 and dont register, but Obama is inspiring them. With Obama in the White House, we will make tremendous progress in restoring the prestige of this nation throughout the world,
http://www.herald-dispatch.com/news/x996194835
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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-29-08 08:38 PM
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22. Thank you, I think I remember reading about
Ken Hechler before..wise endorsement from a nonogenarian..who is talking about Obama registering "young people" :)

"As Secretary of State, I know what it takes to win votes and Senator Obama has a very strong record with Independents and he has successfully energized young people to participate. Thousands of young people reach the age of 18 and dont register, but Obama is inspiring them. With Obama in the White House, we will make tremendous progress in restoring the prestige of this nation throughout the world,
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0007 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-29-08 11:14 AM
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6. One more dagger in the queen of hearts.
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alfredo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-29-08 11:18 AM
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8. I'm for Obama, but not against Hillary. I will support both in the GE.
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wiggs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-29-08 11:23 AM
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9. I'd like to see a group of six or ten SDs announce together...more newsworthy. nt
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Pawel K Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-29-08 11:27 AM
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11. How many is that now for Obama since PA? And how many for Clinton?
If this trend continues after PA and this whole Wright thing I really don't see how Clinton supporters are still onboard of that sinking ship.
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Ichingcarpenter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-29-08 11:57 AM
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12. I think it is at least 5-1 or more
maybe someone else will tell us.

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newmajority Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-29-08 12:01 PM
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13. The superdelegates aren't buying the Hillbot spin.
drip....drip....drip......
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alfredo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-29-08 12:29 PM
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14. You know she will be on bill orally's show.
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thoughtcrime1984 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-29-08 12:37 PM
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16. Demconwatch has the gap at 20 now
It seems like he continuously gets more SD's than her, but never closes the gap under 20. It seems inevitable that she will end up with more SD's. Hopefully, many of the remaining ones are for Obama.
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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-29-08 12:43 PM
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18. Nothing's "inevitable"..hilary found that out.
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alfredo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-30-08 10:17 AM
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23. I think the timing of his announcement was interesting. The same day
he announced was the same day Hillary was opening her Lexington office (The biggest city in his district). I think he wanted to make clear to his supporters that he'd rather they work for Obama, instead of Hillary.
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futureliveshere Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-30-08 10:17 AM
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24. woohoo...Yes...We...Can!!!
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kentuck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-30-08 10:21 AM
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25. But, no matter which Democrat wins KY or WV...
I doubt that they will win the state in the general. A lot of people I know hate the Clintons. They would never vote for Hillary. And they aren't too crazy about Obama either. There's only one person left for them to support. And that is how they rationalize it.
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