NC Gov. to Support Clinton

Backing may boost hopeful, who lags behind Obama in key primary
By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 28, 2008 5:37 PM CDT
North Carolina Gov. Mike Easley gestures while testifying on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Oct. 25, 2007.   (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
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(Newser) – North Carolina Gov. Mike Easley will back Hillary Clinton before next week's key primary, sources tell CNN. The move may give her a boost in a state where she last lagged Barack Obama by double digits. As a superdelegate, Easely also adds one to Clinton's delegate tally—but Obama added one today too with the endorsement of New Mexico Sen. Jeff Bingaman.