POLITICS
03/28/2008 02:46 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Sen. Rockefeller Endorses Obama

Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D-W.Va.) endorsed fellow Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) Friday, as Obama continued to weather criticisms from rival Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.) about his ability to handle foreign affairs issues.

Rockefeller, chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, said Obama's position on the Iraq war in 2002 was partially behind his decision to support the Illinois senator.

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