Congressman Wilson backs Obama

BRIDGEPORT, Ohio — U.S. Rep. Charlie Wilson of Ohio has endorsed Barack Obama for president, just hours after Hillary Clinton exited the Democratic presidential race.

Wilson said earlier this week that he wanted to wait for Clinton to formally leave the race before endorsing Obama.

His Appalachian district, which includes all of Columbiana County and a portion of Mahoning County, voted for Clinton over Obama in the March primary 70 percent to 27 percent.

The eastern Ohio congressman said today he had remained neutral because he believed the nomination should be determined by primary and caucus voters, not by Washington superdelegates.

For the complete story, see Sunday’s Vindicator and

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