26 January 2007
OBAMA GETS BOO$T FROM KERRY DEPARTURE
It appears Sen. Barack Obama's presidential campaign is getting the early boo$t from John Kerry's decision not to run.
The New York Times reports most of the Kerry financial backers who have already committed to a new candidate have gone to the Obama camp.
Among them is Orin Kramer, a prominent New York Democratic fundraiser, who has contributed in the past to Sen. Hillary Clinton's senate campaigns
The Times also reports Al Sharpton, a former presidential candidate and a major voice in New York politics and New York City's black community, is fishing for a candidate to support. The Times reports Sharpton met yesterday with Obama, Clinton, Sen. Chris Dodd and Sen. Joe Biden. The paper reports Sharpton plans to also meet with New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson and former vice-presidential candidate John Edwards.