News that Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) has decided to endorse Barack Obama paves the way for the state's senior senator, Chris Dodd, to make his presidential preference known.

Dodd advisers assume, but do not know, that Sen. Obama will get the honors.

A Dodd endorsement could swing Connecticut Obama's way. He's already received the endorsement of the two other Democratic members of the House.

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