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Oprah endorses Obama

Oprah Winfrey brought thousands of Iowans to campaign rallies for Sen. Barack Obama Saturday. This is her first endorsement in a presidential campaign, reports the Associated Press in the Star Tribune.
She talked about her own personal belief in Obama's ability to lead the country, despite the thoughts brought up by others about his lack of experience in Washington. Winfrey did not mention Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton specifically, but it was she who first doubted Obama's level of experience.
To counter the excitement about Winfrey, Clinton brought two guests with her to Iowa, her daughter, Chelsea, and her mother, Dorothy Rodham. Neither women had appeared with Clinton on her campaign trail before.
The race in Iowa between the Democratic candidates, Obama, Clinton and John Edwards, is close.