Giffords announces support for Obama’s nominationby Blake Morlock on Jun. 04, 2008, under Local
Citizen Staff Writer
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U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords announced her support for Sen. Barack
Obama moments after the Illinois senator became the Democratic Party’s
presumptive nominee for president.
Giffords, a freshman Democrat, had been an uncommitted superdelegate
who held off on an endorsement until all the votes were cast.
Arizona Democratic Party Chairman Don Bivens also announced his
endorsement of Obama as national news organizations projected Obama
would have the 2,118 delegates needed for nomination at the party’s
convention in August.
Giffords represents the 8th Congressional District, which was
carried by New York Sen. Hillary Clinton, who won Arizona on Feb. 5.