WASHINGTON, June 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- International Brotherhood of Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa today pledged his vote as a superdelegate to the Democratic National Convention to Barack Obama. "I am pleased to announce that I will be casting my superdelegate vote for Barack Obama," said President Hoffa. "Barack Obama has caught the imagination of the American people. He has restored hope to the American spirit. He is a true leader who will bring real change to Washington." On June 2nd, Michigan Democratic Party (MDP) Chair Mark Brewer informed President Hoffa that Brewer would nominate him as one of Michigan's two elected superdelegates at an MDP meeting scheduled for June 14, 2008. The nominees of the MDP Chair have historically been elected unanimously and without opposition. The Teamsters Union endorsed Obama on February 20, 2008. Founded in 1903, the International Brotherhood of Teamsters represents more than 1.4 million hardworking men and women throughout the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico.
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