Barbour, Riley Back McCain

Several weeks after he all but wrapped up the Republican nomination, Sen. John McCain won the endorsement of six southern Republican governors Monday. Those included Mississippi's Haley Barbour and Bob Riley of Alabama.

Barbour was joined by Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue in Washington to make that announcement. Riley was not in attendance at the endorsement.

Barbour said the governors are not calling for former Arkansas governor, Mike Huckabee to bow out of the race, but they do say they believe McCain can unite the party.

"He will present a very clear choice against whomever the Democrats nominate," said Barbour. "I don't think I have to convince anybody of how liberal Sen. Clinton is. But remarkable as it may seem, Sen. Obama's voting record is even more liberal than hers. Barack Obama, if he gets the
nomination, will be the most liberal candidate in the United States in the history of our country."

McCain was not at Monday's announcement. He was campaigning in Texas.

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