At least one elected official has come over into the Obama camp. Yesterday the following emails were sent through the Utah for Obama ListServ:
It appears that Richardson is poised to announce that he will pull out of the presidential race tomorrow. Conflicting reports in the media, but overall it looks true.And a reply:
This opens up the possibility that many Utah political leaders could switch their support to Obama. We need to start working them! -JANET
Janet,I've heard rumors of some others who will also be turning to Senator Obama, and I can't wait until they are publicly confirmed.
I was a Richardson guy but I am now supporting Obama.
Sen. Scott McCoy
[Update] On a related note, the AP is reporting that John Kerry will be announcing his endorsement of Senator Obama today.
[Update 2] John Kerry's endorsement has arrived. And Edwards seems to be taking it in stride.
Our country and our Party are stronger because of John's service, and I respect his decision. When we were running against each other and on the same ticket, John and I agreed on many issues. I continue to believe that this election is about the future, not the past, and that the country needs a President who will fight aggressively to end the status quo and change the Washington system and to give voice to all of those whose voices are ignored in the corridors of power.Kerry's statement is here.
South Dakota Senator Tim Johnson and Congressman George Miller (D-CA) have also announced their endorsements of Senator Obama. First Read has some interesting commentary on Miller's endorsement.