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Carter hints he backs Obama

WASHINGTON – Former President Carter left little doubt this week about whom he’d like to see in the White House next year.

Speaking to local reporters Wednesday on a trip to Nigeria, the former Democratic president noted that Barack Obama had won his home state of Georgia and his hometown of Plains.

“My children and their spouses are pro-Obama. My grandchildren are also pro-Obama,” he said at a news conference, according to the Nigerian newspaper This Day. “As a superdelegate, I would not disclose who I am rooting for, but I leave you to make that guess.”

Carter’s spokeswoman confirmed the remarks.

Carter is one of 13 Georgia Democratic superdelegates – elected officials and party elders who have a vote at the national convention this August in Denver and are free to support the candidate of their choice.

Carter is one of just three Georgia superdelegates who have not said definitively who they support. Among those who have committed, Obama holds a 7-3 lead.


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