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Moore to endorse Obama

June 4, 2008


— Kansas Rep. Dennis Moore said Tuesday he would endorse Barack Obama's bid for the Democratic presidential nomination.

Moore has been among three Kansas superdelegates to the Democratic National Convention who remained undecided over the course of the primary race between Obama and Hillary Rodham Clinton.

"What I hope is that this primary contest will be over very soon and that the healing process will start and Democrats will come together and support the nominee," Moore said in an interview.

Rep. Nancy Boyda, Kansas' other Democratic U.S. House member, says she will remain uncommitted. Another Kansas Democratic superdelegate - Helen Knetzer, of Wichita - also has declined to choose a candidate.

Obama defeated Clinton with 73 percent of the vote in Kansas' Democratic caucuses in February.

Moore said he was expecting a larger group of Democratic House members who have been undecided until now to rally behind Obama now that the primary process was ending.

Obama clinched his party's nomination Tuesday, based on public declarations from many superdelegates and private support from others who confirmed their intentions to The Associated Press.

Of Kansas's nine superdelegates, six have now gone for Obama, including Gov. Kathleen Sebelius.


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