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Butterfield now endorses Obama

G.K. ButterfieldU.S. Rep. G.K. Butterfield has endorsed Barack Obama.

The Wilson Democrat had previously backed former North Carolina senator John Edwards' bid for the Democratic presidential nomination.

In a statement from the Obama campaign, Butterfield is quoted saying that he believes that Edwards is basically out of the race.

"In what has become a two-person race for the Democratic nomination I believe our country needs Senator Barack Obama," he said in a statement.

Butterfield could not be reached, but his office confirmed the news.

He had announced his endorsement of Edwards in March.

The other Democrats in the state's Congressional delegation—U.S. Reps. Bob Etheridge, Mike McIntyre, Brad Miller, David Price, Heath Shuler and Mel Watt—have also backed Edwards.


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Re: Butterfield now endorses Obama

I applaud the endorsement by Rep. Butterfield. Senator Obama would make a fantastic president and renew everyone's faith in this nation.

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