Supporting a candidate in the next life

February 12, 2008 4:33:02 AM PST
Virginia Democrat Mitch Van Yahres supports Barack Obama in this life and into the next. Van Yahres died Friday at the age of 81. But he's requested friends make a contribution to Obama's presidential campaign instead of sending flowers. Obama is in a tight race with Hillary Clinton, heading into today's Virginia primary. Van Yahres was a member of the state's House of Delegates for 24 years, but felt a strong political kinship to the young presidential contender.

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