Second MT Superdelegate Endorses Obama

By Beacon Staff

HELENA – Former U.S. Sen. John Melcher says he is going to cast his key Democratic Party superdelegate vote for Barack Obama.

Melcher is one of eight Montana superdelegates who can vote for whoever they please at the party’s national convention this summer.

Melcher says he chose Obama because he believes the Illinois senator has been against the Iraq war since the start.

One other Montana superdelegate, Ed Tinsley, earlier announced support for Obama.

All the others — including Gov. Brian Schweitzer and U.S. Sens. Max Baucus and Jon Tester — have said they will wait until after the state’s June 3 primary to decide.

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