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Obama to get endorsement from Edwards

Posted May 14, 2008 5:40 p.m. EDT
Updated May 14, 2008 6:14 p.m. EDT

— Former Sen. John Edwards will endorse Sen. Barack Obama's presidential candidacy Wednesday night at a rally in Grand Rapids, Mich., Democratic sources say.

On Friday, Edwards told NBC's "Today" show that Obama can unite the Democratic party, bring in new voters and get people excited about change.

Edwards said Hillary Rodham Clinton has made a very strong case for her candidacy, but adds "it's very difficult to make the math work" for her nomination.

Edwards dropped his bid for the White House in January. He also was the Democratic vice presidential nominee during Democrat John Kerry's unsuccessful presidential run in 2004.

Edwards lives with his family in Chapel Hill.

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