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Wednesday, February 20, 2008

 11:34 AM 

Kind backs Obama after winning 3rd C.D.

U.S. Rep. Ron Kind, who had promised to use his super delegate vote to support whichever candidate won his congressional district, has issued a statement verifying that he will support Barack Obama at the Democratic National Convention in Denver.

"If our party and our democracy stands for anything, it is that no person, regardless of position or office, should have his or her vote count more than anyone else's," Kind said in a statement of his decision to back his constituents' choice for the nominee. He added that Obama represents "our best chance to break down the partisan barriers that have been building for years."

Obama gained 57 percent of the vote to Hillary Clinton's 43 percent in the district, winning 17 of 19 counties.

-- By Staff

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