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WASHINGTON--The new mayor of this city, Adrian Fenty, will endorse Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) for president on Tuesday.

Fenty, sworn into office last January, will give the nod to Obama at a press conference at a recreational center in the district in the afternoon. The endorsement of Fenty, who is just coming on the national pollitical scene, provides Obama with an energetic surrogate. The primary in the district is fairly meaningless in terms of determining the ultimate Democratic party 2008 presidential nominee. Still, the city and the surrounding suburbs in Maryland and Virginia are a source of campaign cash and support for Obama.

Obama to address Planned Parenthood on Tuesday; click below to read about Obama's bill to reduce teen pregnancy in minority neighborhoods....

Before the press conference, Obama appears before a Planned Parenthood conference here. Elizabeth Edwards and chief rival Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.) will also address the group.

On Monday, Obama introduced a bill, the "Communities of Color Teen Pregnancy Prevention Act of 2007," aimed at reducing pregnancies in "minority communities" by, among other methods, an Obama release said, create a "national database to provide culturally and linguistically sensitive information on teen pregnancy reduction; and support research on teen pregnancy in communities of color."

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from the Obama campaign

Chicago, IL- Senator Barack Obama will receive an endorsement at a press conference in Washington, DC on Tuesday.

WHO: Senator Barack Obama

WHAT: Press Conference

WHERE: King Greenleaf Recreation Center, 1st & N Streets SW, Washington, DC

WHEN: Tuesday, July 17

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An endorsement can be nice.

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