29 North Carolina Legislators Endorse Barack Obama ~ Post No. 042208-2

By Zachary Scott Edwards

Today 29 members of the North Carolina state legislature endorsed Senator Obama, citing his ability to inspire and bring people together to move our country forward, and put an end to the divisive politics of Washington that have stalled progress on the great challenges facing our nation. The legislators’ endorsements are the latest addition to Obama’s grassroots movement for change, which has come to encompass a broad spectrum of North Carolinians – from the grassroots level to representatives in United States Congress – who will vote for change on May 6.

“Barack Obama is the best candidate to put North Carolina in play in the general and help downballot candidates in November,” said Senator Majority Leader Tony Rand. “Obama’s commitment to loosening the grip of the special interests and big corporations and investing in the middle class while bringing Democrats, Republicans and Independents together make him the best candidate to win here in the primary, and put North Carolina on the map for Democrats in the general election.”

“The American people have had enough of the game-playing and the politics that says you should say or do anything to win,” said former House Speaker Dan Blue. “They want something new, and that’s what this campaign is all about. That is why I’m supporting Senator Obama.”

“I am proud to have such a diverse group of leaders join our grassroots movement for change here in North Carolina.  Together, we will work to keep America’s promise and pass universal health care, provide a world-class education for all children, put a tax cut into the pockets of middle class families, and stand up for hardworking Americans,” said Senator Obama.

Last week, Obama welcomed other notable North Carolina legislators – and Democratic superdelegates – to his campaign, U.S. Congressmen David Price and Mel Watt.  He has also been endorsed by U.S. Congressman G.K. Butterfield.

North Carolina legislators endorsing Obama include:

  1. Tony Rand, Senate Majority Leader, Cumberland
  2. Doug Berger, State Senator, Franklin
  3. Charlie Dannelly, State Senator, Mecklenburg
  4. Katie Dorsett, State Senator, Guilford
  5. Anthony Foriest, State Senator, Alamance
  6. Linda Garrou, State Senator, Forsyth
  7. Malcolm Graham, State Senator, Mecklenburg
  8. Clark Jenkins, State Senator, Edgecombe
  9. Edward Jones, State Senator, Halifax, Perquimans
  10. Eleanor Kinnaird, State Senator, Orange
  11. Vernon Malone, State Senator, Wake
  12. Floyd McKissick, State Senator, Durham
  1. Dan Blue, State Representative, Wake
  2. Alma Adams, State Representative, Guilford
  3. Angela Bryant, State Representative, Nash
  4. Jean Farmer-Butterfield, State Representative, Wilson
  5. Becky Carney, State Representative, Mecklenburg
  6. Bill Faison, State Representative, Orange
  7. Richard Glazier, State Representative, Cumberland
  8. Larry Hall, State Representative, Durham
  9. Ty Harrell, State Representative, Wake
  10. Pricey Harrison, State Representative, Guilford
  11. Sandra Hughes, State Representative, New Hanover
  12. Marvin Lucas, State Representative, Cumberland
  13. Grier Martin, State Representative, Wake
  14. Annie Mobley, State Representative, Bertie
  15. Henry Michaux, Jr., State Representative, Durham
  16. Edith Warren, State Representative, Pitt
  17. Michael Wray, State Representative, Warren
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1 comment
  1. Hank Wilfong said:

    OUTSTANDING!!!!! Now, that ought send a message in the Tarheel state…

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