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Ethel Kennedy backs Obama

From NBC's Mark Murray
As everyone knows by now, the Kennedy clan is divided in the race for the Democratic nomination. Ted Kennedy, his son Patrick Kennedy, and Caroline Kennedy support Obama; Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, Robert Kennedy Jr, and Kerry Kennedy are for Clinton.

Now Ethel Kennedy, wife to the late Robert Kennedy weighs in -- for Obama. "Over these past few years, I've watched Senator Obama inspire Americans from all walks of life to believe in real change and a new sense of hope and possibility. He's a magnetic force, drawing the nation together for the common good and galvanizing us all to help shape our country's future," she said in a statement released by the Obama campaign. 

"Barack is so like Bobby, who struggled for the rights of the poor in the Mississippi Delta and Appalachia, traveled to California to stand in solidarity with Cesar Chavez and farm workers, and fought to end another war that cost so many lives. Today, we crave a leader with vision who can help us regain our lost humanity and rekindle our inherent generosity. With courage, caring, and charisma, Senator Obama is leading us toward a kinder, gentler world."