Edwards to endorse Obama. To appear with him in Grand Rapids.

SHARE Edwards to endorse Obama. To appear with him in Grand Rapids.

WASHINGTON–The Obama campaign confirmed that former presidential candidate John Edwards is endorsing Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) at a Wednesday night rally in Grand Rapids, Mich.

Edwards, a former North Carolina senator, appears with Obama in a key swing state involved in a dispute over whether their delegates will be seated at the Democratic National Convention. Edwards nod comes after Obama beat Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.) in the North Carolina primary. Edwards backing is seen as helping Obama close the deal with wavering superdelegates. Edwards was one of the bigger catches and it comes after a humiliating loss to Clinton in the West Virginia primary–where Edwards got seven percent of the vote.

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