Feb. 8, 2008 at 9:35am
The democratic candidates are receiving a number of local endorsements especially from King County.However, the largest democratic endorsement has been given to Obama from Governor Gregoire. She will be appearing with Obama in Key Arena in Seattle. (That's sure now to be a big event).
But Gregoire said "Barack Obama has a unique ability to reach across all the artificial divides and divisions to move our nation forward...we need a leader who will unite us. Barack Obama is that kind of leader."http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/local/350591_gregoire09.html
Gregoire planned to join Obama in a major campaign rally at Seattle's KeyArena on Friday. Clinton also is in the state, making appearances in Tacoma and Spokane on Friday to follow up on her rally in Seattle Thursday night.
The endorsement might also appeal to voters that Gregoire will need in her own run for re-election this November. Republican Dino Rossi is hoping to oust Gregoire by appealing to the independent voters who have been among Obama's biggest supporters.
Gregoire said: "I was inspired to pursue a career in public service by John F. Kennedy. His presence heralded the arrival of a new generations to lead our nation. Like President Kennedy, Barack Obama is inspiring a new generation of young people to get involved. If elected, I believe he will lead us all -- young and old, 'blue and red' -- to create a positive change in our communities, this nation and the world."
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