“A leading Republican moderate with a foreign policy background endorsed presidential candidate Barack Obama on Tuesday as the Democrat sought to show his appeal to members of both political parties,” AP reports.

“The Illinois senator’s campaign said he was also being backed by Jim Whitaker, the Republican mayor of Fairbanks North Star Borough, Alaska. The campaign did not release the names of other GOP supporters or the size of the group.”

The president of the Hinsdale Garden Club was reportedly on the fence.


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