Obama Endorsement

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) -- Wyoming Gov. Dave Freudenthal says he will support Barack Obama for president.

For months, Freudenthal had refused to say whether he would back Obama or New York Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton.

Freudenthal said Wednesday he was impressed by the large, enthusiastic crowds that turned out when Obama visited Wyoming ahead of the state's caucuses last month. Freudenthal also said Obama struck him as "incredibly smart" and someone who gave honest answers instead of scripted responses.

Former President Clinton named Freudenthal U.S. attorney for Wyoming in 1994, and Freudenthal held that job until 2001. Freudenthal was elected governor in 2002 and re-elected in 2006.


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