October 12, 2007
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SEN. BARACK OBAMA RESPONDS TO REP. JOHN LEWIS' ENDORSEMENT OF SEN. HILLARY CLINTON FOR DEMOCRATIC PRESIDENTIAL NOMINATION ON NPR NEWS ALL THINGS CONSIDERED TOMORROW, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 13

SEN. OBAMA ON ENDORSEMENT: "I CANíT EXPECT TO BE GETTING EVERY SINGLE ENDORSEMENT, GIVEN THE EIGHT YEARS OF A CLINTON PRESIDENCY AND THE LONG-TIME RELATIONSHIPS THAT HE HAS ESTABLISHED"

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October 12, 2007; Washington, D.C. - Democratic presidential candidate Senator Barack Obama (D., IL), in an interview with NPR host Andrea Seabrook airing tomorrow on NPR News All Things Considered, responds to Representative John Lewis' (D., GA) endorsement of Senator Hillary Clinton (D., NY) for the Democratic presidential nomination.

In the interview with NPR, Sen. Obama says: "Well, we have probably the majority of Georgia elected officials including two congressmen who have endorsed us. I can't expect to be getting every single endorsement, given the eight years of a Clinton presidency and the long-time relationships that he has established with leaders all across the country and the favors that he's done for political players all across the country. I promise you this: that as much respect as I have for John Lewis, itís not going to have much of an impact on the Iowa caucuses, or the New Hampshire primary. And ultimately, that is what is going to determine who the next nominee is."

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