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Obama pays Edwards a secret visit

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Latest update : 2008-02-20

Barack Obama has visited John Edwards, his former rival for the Democratic nomination as presidential candidate, hoping to get his endorsement before the battle for Wisconsin.

MILWAUKEE — The Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama slipped away for a private meeting with former rival John Edwards on Sunday to seek his endorsement as the Illinois senator and Hillary Clinton battle for Wisconsin.

With eight straight wins under his belt, Obama hoped to make it two more on Tuesday in nominating contests in Wisconsin and Hawaii, where he was born. Recent opinion polls put him ahead in Wisconsin, but not by much.

Obama, who would be the first black US president, made a detour from the campaign trail on Sunday morning, flying from Chicago to North Carolina to meet Edwards at his home and left behind the retinue of media who normally travel with him.

Clinton, a New York senator, made a similar trip earlier this month.

Obama had hoped to visit Edwards last Monday, but the meeting was canceled when it threatened to turn into a media circus.

In the tight race to become the Democratic nominee in the November election, both Obama and Clinton want to attract the former North Carolina senator's supporters.

Obama and Edwards — who dropped out of the Democratic race in January — discussed "the state of the campaign and the pressing issues facing American families", an Obama spokesman, Bill Burton, said.

Date created : 2008-02-18

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