Clinton supporters now rallying to Obama

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- Hillary Rodham Clinton didn't need to convince Kentuckians like Bonnie Gibson to switch their allegiance to Barack Obama.

Gibson was a strong Clinton supporter but is now backing Obama for president. Gibson is among the Kentuckians attending the Democratic National Convention in Denver.

Another Kentucky delegate, Sara Sidebottom of Crestview Hills, says the Clinton supporters withholding support from Obama amount to a small minority. Sidebottom says she'll pitch in to help Obama this fall, but says she understands the frustration of Clinton supporters who wanted to see a woman president.

Gibson, a delegate from Bowling Green, says she doesn't expect Republican John McCain to have much success in courting Clinton supporters to his side in the presidential race.

Clinton easily trounced Obama in Kentucky's presidential primary in May.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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