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Edwards Campaign Press Release - Edwards Picks Up Support In Michigan

June 14, 2007

50 Democrats endorse Edwards for president

Detroit, Michigan – As Senator John Edwards visits Detroit to discuss his plan to guarantee quality, affordable health care to every American, the John Edwards for President campaign announced that 50 Michigan Democratic leaders are endorsing Edwards for president. Edwards' campaign to transform America already has the support of two Michigan leaders: Congressman Bart Stupak, who endorsed Edwards in February and former Congressman David Bonior, who is leading Edwards' campaign as the National Campaign Manager. In April, Edwards delivered the keynote address at the Michigan Democratic Party's Jefferson-Jackson Dinner.

"I can't think of anything more important that I could be doing than working to elect John Edwards our next president," said Bonior. "He is a leader in the fight for social and economic justice in our country and I'm proud to be a part of his campaign to create a working society where every person who works hard has the chance to achieve the American Dream."

"Through his leadership on poverty, the minimum wage and with the victims of Hurricane Katrina, John Edwards brings morality and voice to issues too often ignored," said Rev. Michael C. Murphy. "The prophet Amos said 'let justice roll down like waters and righteousness like an ever-flowing stream.' Senator Edwards' willingness to speak truth to power embodies this spirit."

Former State Senator and environmental leader Lana Pollack endorsed Edwards saying, "I'm thrilled that John Edwards is running for president because he is not afraid to speak the truth on even the toughest issues. He is the only one taking on the issue of poverty in a way that counts. He clearly has the strongest position on the biggest environmental challenge we face -- global warming."

Sheriff Mark Hackel said, "John Edwards is committed to the working people of this country. He cares about our future, jobs, and health care. He's the one person who can bring us all together."

"These are tough times in Michigan with many complicated issues," said State Representative Fred Miller. "John Edwards is the kind of leader with real plans to address the problems we are facing in these tough economic times in Michigan. As the son of blue-collar workers, John understands the concerns of Michigan's working families and knows that now is the time to stand up and fight for what is right. My colleagues and I are proud to endorse John Edwards for president and ask others to stand with us to create a better America."

The Michigan Democrats endorsing Edwards for president are:

Congressman Bart Stupak

Former Congressman David Bonior

Former State Representative Reverend Michael C. Murphy

State Senator Ray Basham

Former Michigan Senate Minority Leader Mike Hanley

Former State Senator and environmental leader Lana Pollack

State Representative Doug Bennett

State Representative Bob Constan

State Representative Marie Donigan

State Representative Kathleen Law

State Representative Fred Miller

State Representative Mike Simpson

Former State Representative Stephen Adamini

Former State Representative Ken Daniels

Trisha Stein Executive Director One United Michigan

7th Congressional District Chair/Chair of Jackson Democratic Party Leonard Smigielski

8th Congressional District Chair Kathleen Carney

Clinton Township Trustee George Fitzgerald

Delta Township Trustee Sherry Freeman

Macomb County Commissioner Brian Brdak

Macomb County Commissioner Ed Bruley

Macomb County Commissioner David Flynn

Macomb County Commissioner Joan Flynn

Macomb County Commissioner/Former State Rep Paul Gieleghem

Macomb County Commissioner Robert Mijac

Macomb County Commissioner Sarah Roberts

Macomb County Commissioner Jon Switalski

Macomb County Commissioner Kathy Tocco

Macomb County Treasurer Ted Wahby

Macomb County Sheriff Mark Hackel

Mount Clemens City Commissioner Lois Hill

Mount Clemens City Commissioner Matthew Dreger

St. Clair County Commissioner Howard Heidemann

Wayne County Commissioner Tim Killeen

Wyandotte City Council Member-Mayor Pro Tem Joe Peterson

Saginaw Co. Democratic Chair Bob Blaine

Southfield City Councilman Bill Lattimore

Michigan Women's Caucus Vice Chair Trina Ellis Erwin

President, Wyandotte Democratic Club Diana Keller

President, Clinton Township Democrats Christine Koch

Orion Area Democratic Club Chair, Phil Reid

Former Commissioner Gene Kuthy

Vice President, Warren Woods Board of Education Elizabeth Lenhard

Lathrup Village City Councilor Maria Mannarino

Brighton Area Schools Trustee Joe Carney

Royal Oak School Board Member Kevin McLogan

Chippewa Valley School Board Member Kenneth Pearl

Chair, St Clair Shores Democratic Club Charles Roberts

President, Warren Center Line Democrats Mike Scozzari

Treasurer, Clinton Township Democrats Bill Sowerby

Justice Caucus Co-Chair Paul Stevenson

Ingham County Commissioner Tim Soule

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