ebruary 3, 2008
Maria Shriver to endorse Obama
Posted: 05:29 PM ET
LOS ANGELES (CNN) Maria Shriver will endorse Democrat Barack Obamas White House bid today at a Los Angeles rally.
The California First Lady will make a surprise appearance on-stage at the Sunday event, backed by the candidates wife Michelle Obama, talk show host Oprah Winfrey and Shrivers cousin Caroline Kennedy
Shriver is married to Californias Republican Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, who endorsed GOP presidential hopeful John McCain earlier this week.
The former NBC journalist had said in the past she was drawn to Obamas message. Shriver is the niece of Sen. Ted Kennedy, and has been close to Oprah Winfrey since both got their starts in local TV in Baltimore. Both Winfrey and the Massachusetts senator have actively campaigned for Obama.
Californias vote is this Tuesday, February 5. Most recent polls show Barack Obama and New York Sen. Hillary Clinton locked in a tight race in the Democratic primary in this delegate-rich state.
Togetherness——Maria endorsed Obama-—and hubby Arnie endorsed McCain when Guiliani flopped.