Tenn. Democrats slow to embrace Obama

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Several members of Tennessee's delegation to the Democratic convention in Denver were torn about whether to throw their support behind Barack Obama after Hillary Clinton easily carried the Volunteer State's primary in February.

One Tennessee superdelegate, Elisa Parker, said many supporters were planning to cast their votes for Clinton, but that they intend to be behind Obama once they return to Tennessee.

She says Clinton deserves the show of support for her accomplishments as a presidential candidate.

The delegation is led by Gov. Phil Bredesen, who has campaigned in support of Obama but has expressed doubt whether he will be competitive in Tennessee this fall.

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

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