Former NHDP Chair, other community leaders praise Obama’s unifying leadership, electability
MANCHESTER ,NH—In the wake of Senator Barack Obama’s victory in the Iowa caucuses, key supporters of withdrawn candidates Senator Joe Biden and Senator Chris Dodd announced today their support for Senator Obama. Citing Obama’s ability to unify the country around a vision of positive change, the group of 9 prominent Granite Staters lauded Obama as the best candidate to win in November and build a coalition for change.
“By winning the Iowa caucuses, Barack Obama didn’t just make history, he also laid the foundation for the future of our party and our country,” said former New Hampshire Democratic Party Chairman and Dodd New Hampshire Campaign chairman Joe Keefe. “Obama built a consensus for change among Democrats and Independents and even some Republican; and in the process he inspired thousands of people to engage in the process for the first time. That’s how we’ll win the White House in November; and more importantly, it’s how we’ll end decades of division so we can finally govern effectively.”
The announcements come as Obama continues to build momentum inNew Hampshire just three days before Primary Day.
The following prominent Granite Staters endorsed Obama:
Dan Calegari, Deerfield – Former NH Field Director for Gary Hart '84; Veteran of five NH Presidential Primaries; Small Business Owner; Member of Senator Dodd's Steering Committee
Pat Clark, Tilton – Democratic Activist
Jim Craig, Manchester – Former New Hampshire House Minority Leader
Representative MikeFarley, Manchester – Former John Kerry '04 NH Steering Committee Member, Secretary of Manchester City Democratic Party, Democratic Activist, Member of Dodd's Steering CommitteeJoe Keefe, Manchester – NH Democratic Party Chairman and former Chairman of Senator Dodd's State Steering Committee
Quentin Keefe, Manchester – OwnerofCommercial Street Fishery; President, Regency Mortgage Company–
Chris Kennedy, Manchester – NH State Senate Legislative Aide, veteran of the 2006 NH Senate Democratic Caucus Field Operation for the Lakes Region
Joe Sullivan, Manchester – Manchester Ward 12 Democratic Committee, Retired Teacher
Anna Tilton, Marlborough – Co-Chair of Cheshire County for Dodd; Cheshire County Register of Probate; 2nd Vice Chair (and formerChair) of Cheshire County Democrats