Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton both picked endorsements today as they campaign in Washington state in advance of Saturday's caucuses.
Obama won the support of Governor Chris Gregoire, only the second female governor of the state. "He is leading us toward a positive feeling of hope in our country and I love seeing that happen," Gregoire said, according to the Associated Press, which reported that both Democratic contenders had courted her -- Obama speaking with her four times.
Clinton received the backing of Congressman Norm Dicks. "As the representative of the Tacoma, Bremerton and the Olympic Peninsula, I know that we need a leader who can get our economy back on track and make sure that port cities like Tacoma stay safe,” he said in a statement provided by the Clinton campaign. “Hillary Clinton has the experience to solve our nation’s challenges. She will take the steps needed to make homeland security a priority and fix our economy so that all families can participate in the American Dream.”
Clinton also has the support of both of Washington's US senators, Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell.