Do Political Endorsements Matter? Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama are competing fiercely for endorsements. But do endorsements mean anything? It depends: They may not sway votes, but they can help get money and local organizational help.
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Do Political Endorsements Matter?

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Do Political Endorsements Matter?

Do Political Endorsements Matter?

Do Political Endorsements Matter?

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Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama are competing fiercely for endorsements — with Obama recently touting support from Sens. John Kerry and Claire McCaskill, plus Nevada's culinary workers, and Clinton getting backing from Barbra Streisand and the governor of Ohio.

But do endorsements mean anything? It depends: They may not sway votes, but they can help get money and local organizational help.