Oklahoma Gov. Henry Endorses Uniter Obama

Superdelegate bucks state primary results, rips 'politics as usual'
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 23, 2008 10:37 AM CDT
Oklahoma Gov. Brad Henry speaks in Oklahoma City, in this Oct. 16, 2007 file photo. Henry endorsed Barack Obama for the Democratic presidential nomination today.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – Oklahoma Gov. Brad Henry endorsed Barack Obama yesterday, saying the Illinois senator was the only one who could “transcend partisan games.” Henry is the third Oklahoma superdelegate to back Obama, the Tulsa World reports, bucking the results of the state’s Feb. 5 primary—which Hillary Clinton won 54-31%. Clinton has just one Oklahoma superdelegate, while six remain uncommitted.

“I believe Senator Obama is uniquely positioned to unite our nation and move beyond the divisiveness and partisan skirmishes that too often characterize politics as usual in Washington,” Henry said in a statement.