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Wyoming Democrat rallies to Hillary Clinton's side!

June 3, 2008 |  6:07 pm

It may look unlikely in the short term. But if, at some point in the future, there actually is a Hillary Clinton administration, look for Cindy Nunley of Wyoming to be well plugged-in.

On a day marked by a cascade of Democratic superdelegates pledging their allegiance to Barack Obama -- and putting him on the brink of declaring himself the party's presumptive presidential nominee -- Nunley charted her own course.

At 8:25 p.m. (EDT), while part of Clinton's campaign presumably was in the process of dismantling itself, her press office sent out notice that Nunley had announced her support for the senator from New York -- the first superdelegate to do so during the day.

Nunley, a member of the Democratic National Committee, is one of the six party superdelegates from the state; the other five are Obama backers.

According to an Associated Press story out of Cheyenne, Nunley opted for Clinton "because of her commitment to veterans, the number of new voters she brought into the process and the strength and determination she's showed throughout the race."

Let's say this for Nunley -- no one can accuse her of political expediency.

-- Don Frederick

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