Hoffa Named Superdelegate, Pledges Vote to Obama

Jun 05, 2008, 01:00 ET from International Brotherhood of Teamsters

    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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