Fondren Commits to Obama

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

Carnelia Pettis-Fondren of Oxford has committed to supporting Sen. Barack Obama for President at the Democratic National Convention.

In a statement released first to The Associated Press, Fondren said Obama's rival, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, "has run an honorable, impressive campaign."

Fondren said Obama is "an equally impressive presidential candidate" and "a dynamic leader who offers a compelling vision for the future of our nation and the state of Mississippi."

Fondren is the fifth Mississippi Democratic superdelegate to commit to Obama; none have gone with Clinton. U.S. Representatives Gene Taylor and Travis Childers remain uncommitted.

Mississippi's 33 pledged delegates were awarded proportionally during the March 11 primary. Obama got 20 and Clinton got 13.

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