Saturday, October 25

GOP REP IN TOUGH RACES SWITCHES TO OBAMA

Guardian, UK - Joel Haugen, a Republican fighting a tough congressional race against the Democrats in Oregon, has fallen out with his party. The reason: his surprise endorsement of Barack Obama for the presidency.

"I believe in putting nation before party and my first priority is following my conscience with regard to what is best for America," Haugen said in a statement issued by his office. "I have a huge amount of respect for John McCain, but I believe that he has more of a cold war mentality."

Haugen is just one of many Republican politicians, dubbed "Obamicans", who have defected to Obama. The latest high-profile desertions include Scott McClellan, George Bush's former press secretary, who endorses Obama in a taped CNN program to be broadcast this weekend, and William Weld, the Republican governor of Massachusetts from 1991 to 1997. . .

The 'Obamicans' have their own website, listing those who have endorsed Obama and exchanging views. Campaign paraphernalia is also available from Barack Obama's team that includes a "Republicans for Obama" button badge.

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