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Spin Control

Gregoire backs Obama

Gov. Chris Gregoire held her endorsement cards close to the vest as long as possible, but this morning was time to show 'em.

She's endorsing Barack Obama for president while both Democratic presidential candidates are in the state campaigning.

More than just a boost before Saturday's caucuses, Gregoire's endorsement counts for something extra. She's a super delegate to the national convention, so that's one more in the delegate count for Obama.

Here's her statement.

The Spokesman-Review's political team keeps a critical eye on local, state and national politics.