Two More Kansas Superdelegates Go for Obama

By: AP
By: AP

WASHINGTON (AP) _ Two more Democratic superdelegates from Kansas declare their support for presidential candidate Barack Obama, as the Illinois senator clinched his party's nomination.

Congressman Dennis Moore and Wichita superdelegate Helen Knetzer endorsed Obama's bid late Tuesday. They had been among three Kansas superdelegates to the Democratic National Convention who remained undecided between Obama and Hillary Clinton.

Moore said in an interview with the Associated Press that he hopes the primary contest is over ``very soon'' so Democrats can come together and support the nominee.

Knetzer -- the president of the National Federation of Democratic Women -- also called on Democrats to unite.

Nancy Boyda, Kansas' other Democratic U.S. House member, says she will remain uncommitted.

Of Kansas's nine superdelegates, seven have gone for Obama, including Governor Kathleen Sebelius, Lt. Gov. Mark Parkinson and
Kansas Democratic Party Chairman Larry Gates.

Obama won 23 of the 32 of the state's pledged delegates in the caucuses.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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