LAS VEGAS (AP) - Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama
has picked up the support of Nevada superdelegate Yvonne Gates,
nudging him closer to the nomination.
The former Clark County Commissioner and member of the national
party's Rules Committee told The Associated Press late Saturday that she had been impressed by the Illinois senator's campaign.
She says she thinks he would make a great president.
Her decision comes as Obama is on the verge of winning the nomination fight against Hillary Rodham Clinton.
As a member of Democratic National Committees Rules Committee, Gates said she had decided to remain neutral in the race until the committee reached an agreement on how to handle delegates from
Michigan and Florida, states that held primaries in violation of party rules.
The committee agreed Saturday to seat both states' full delegations, though each delegate will get only half a vote.
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