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Feinstein’s Support for Clinton’s Presidential Bid Wavering

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Aired 4/19/09

California Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein gave indications today that her support for Hillary Clinton's presidential bid may be wavering. That's after last night's primary results in Indianaand North Carolina, where Clinton did not score a resounding victory. From Washington Todd Zwillich has more.

Members of Congress are superdelegates…the ones both Clinton and Barack Obama need to win the Democratic nomination. Their positions are being closely watched for any signs of change.

Feinstein may have been one of the first Clinton supporters to show those signs Wednesday. Feinstein was asked if Clinton can still win the nomination, and her response was something less than unfettered support. She said the race is reaching a point where there are negative consequences for Democrats to it going further.

Feinstein: The question comes whether she can get the delegates that she needs, and I would like to know what the strategy is to do that, and then we can talk further." Former Massachusetts senator and presidential candidate George McGovern switched his support from Clinton to Obama Wednesday.

From Capitol News Connection in Washington, I'm Todd Zwillch for KPBS News.

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