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May 14th, 2008, 11:47 PM
Edwards endorses Obama in move to unify support

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. - Democrat John Edwards endorsed former rival Barack Obama on Wednesday, a move designed to help solidify support for the party's likely presidential nominee even as Hillary Rodham Clinton refuses to give up her long-shot candidacy.

The surprise endorsement came a day after Clinton defeated Obama by more than 2-to-1 in the West Virginia primary, and it helped the Obama campaign steer much of the evening news coverage away from a painful subject. The West Virginia outcome highlighted Obama's challenge in winning over "Hillary Democrats" white, working-class voters who also supported Edwards in significant numbers before he exited the race in late January.

From here (http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080515/ap_on_el_pr/obama_edwards).