Gregoire Endorses Obama For President

OLYMPIA (AP) — Washington Gov. Chris Gregoire is endorsing Barack Obama for the Democratic nomination for president.

The governor told The Associated Press it was a difficult choice, given her great admiration for Hillary Clinton, but that Obama is a skilled leader who can bring the country together, help solve some nagging problems, and restore the country’s image abroad.

Gregoire plans to join Obama in a major campaign rally in Seattle later Friday. Clinton also is in the state, making appearances in Tacoma and Spokane on Friday to follow up on her rally in Seattle Thursday night.

The Democratic caucuses are Saturday afternoon.