Rep. Chandler Endorses Obama

by Gabe Bullard on April 29, 2008

Both Democrats in Kentucky’s Capitol Hill delegation are now supporting Barack Obama for president.

At a press conference Tuesday in Louisville, 6th District Congressman Ben Chandler announced his endorsement of the Illinois Senator.

The Lexington Democrat says it wasn’t his idea to make the announcement outside of his home district.

“I talked to the Obama campaign and they preferred that I make it in Louisville and my guess is that that had something to with the Indiana primary coming up a week from today,” says Chandler. “That’s my guess because they’re right across the river and there was some thought that some of the coverage might bleed over.”

Third district Congressman John Yarmuth announced earlier he would support Obama, who trails Hillary Clinton in the Kentucky superdelegate count, 3 to 2. Three others remain undecided. Kentucky’s primary is May 20th.

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