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Chairman Of Homeland Security Committee Endorses Obama

First Posted: 03/28/08 03:45 AM ET Updated: 05/25/11 01:20 PM ET

Bennie Thompson Obama

The Swamp:

Congressman Bennie Thompson, an African-American Democrat from Mississippi, endorsed Barack Obama in a conference call a few minutes ago.

Thompson is chairman of the House Committee on Homeland Security. African-American members of Congress have been closely divided between Clinton and Obama. But in recent weeks support for Obama has surged among black voters.

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