"Hillary Deathwatch" Odds: 1.7 Percent

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May 16 2008 5:35 PM

"Hillary Deathwatch" Odds: 1.7 Percent

The John Edwards endorsement spawns imitators, and Republicans settheir sights on Obama. Clinton's chances wane another 0.1 points to 1.7 percent .

Obamanabbed a slew of endorsements yesterday on the heels of Edwards'announcement, including California duo Reps. Henry Waxman and HowardBerman. Waxman's backing doesn't carry the weight of a Pelosi or aReid, but as chair of the House oversight committee, he's consideredone of the most powerful congressmen around. (His may be the most feared mustache in Washington.) Berman chairs the chamber's foreign-affairs committee,lending Obama another bit of global-policy cred. Today, fellowCalifornia Rep. Pete Stark followed suit .That puts Obama 127.5 delegates away from the nomination (or 121.5 ifyou count seven pledged delegates who previously supported Edwards).

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Christopher Beam is a writer living in Beijing.

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