Friday, January 25, 2008

Lampe Not Endorsing Obama

A spokesperson for Rep. Sara Lampe said a press release from Barack Obama's campaign naming her as one of his supporters is wrong.

"It was on the release but had absolutely no confirmation with Sara Lampe," said Lampe aide Nora Walcott.

Walcott said an Obama campaign representative met with Lampe last week about a possible endorsement, but no commitment was ultimately made.

"I don't know what caused them to think that. I think they gets pressure from people in St. Louis to say if she might be there, then she is there," Walcott said.

Walcott said Lampe will not be appearing at Saturday's event for Obama in Springfield. She said she will be teaching at Drury University as scheduled.

"I'm kind of upset about it. The words from Sara I got was she was not going to endorse anyone. She's been consistent for the last six months," Walcott said.

"There's a misunderstanding. I'm not concerned about the blame, we just want the record set straight, Walcott said.

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