Cross-posted at www.seattleforbarackobarma.com.
CHICAGO -- Civil rights leader Jesse Jackson said Thursday he's backing Democrat Barack Obama in his presidential bid, giving his support to a new generation of black politicians. "He has my vote," the Rev. Jackson told The Associated Press in a telephone interview.
Jackson said Obama has not asked him to campaign for him and he is not in Obama's inner circle of advisers and fundraisers.
"I just have an appreciation of him," Jackson said.
Thursday, March 29, 2007
"Jesse Jackson Backs Obama for President"