(CNN) - On the same day Democratic leaders stressed party unity after the drawn out primary fight, one congressional Democrat said Tuesday he will not endorse Barack Obama's bid for the White House.
Rep. Dan Boren, Oklahoma's lone Democrat in Congress, told the Associated Press Obama is "the most liberal senator," and said he has to listen to the wishes of his own constituents.
"We're much more conservative," Boren said of his rural district which stretches across the eastern part of the state and borders Kansas, Missouri, Arkansas, and Texas.
"I've got to reflect my district. No one means more to me than the people who elected me. I have to listen to them," Boren added. His congressional office confirmed the accuracy of the quotes to CNN.
Boren also said Obama's record "does not reflect working in a bipartisan fashion." But the Oklahoma Democrat said he would vote for Obama at the party's convention in August because of the serious issues the country faces.
"I think this is an important time for our country," he said. "We're facing a terrible economic downturn. We have high gasoline prices. We have problems in our foreign policy. That's why I think it's important."
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Boren's comments come a day after Florida Democratic Rep. Tim Mahoney also said he has no plans to make a formal endorsement. The freshman Democrat, who replaced Republican Rep. Mark Foley following House page scandal, told the Palm Beach Post he plans on remaining an uncommitted superdelegate and may not even attend the convention.
Wow, Obamanites, Hillary Supporters are not the Only one that will not support Obama, Must be that , Hes not the right one to lead the nation!
Good Bye Obama 2008!
at this point and the Obamanites ignorance and Idiotically reasoning why he would be good, I will not Vote for him Even if Hillary was on the Ticket, and Hillary should stay away from Him and Hillary in 2012!
McCain all the way 2008
I won't endorse Obama, but I will vote for him?
What's to say???? I feel that the DNC should not make funds available to this Candidate for his run in Nov. He may want to cofer with Lieberman for advice.
He wants Obama to win the white house but won't endorse him? This guy's a woos – how can you be in polotics but afraid to take risks or stand up for your party? Boren is a big woos!
Can those people see what the so called conservatives have done to the
economy. This is so outrageous, how can people so stereotypical. this is
not about ideologies, its about how to make the country better and i bet
those guys enjoyed under Bill Clinton.
...This just in: Dan Boren will not be speaking in Denver. OOPS!
What, does this guy wanna be the Dems' Ron Paul? Because he doesn't have nearly the tenacity, nor does he have the stamina, of everybody's favorite septuagenarian.
You will vote for him but you wont endorse him? You just did!
In other words, my constituents are rural racists who cannot support a bi-racial man for president... but I will vote for him.
"We're much more conservative" will be the southern buzzword...
WOW!! YOU HAVE TO LISTEN TO YOUR PPL?
COP OUT!! HE DOESN'T WANT TO SUPPORT OBAMA FOR HIS OWN REASONS...AND I CAN GUESS WHAT THAT IS.
I AM FROM ARKANSAS AND BELIEVE ME, WE HAVE SEEN AND HEARD EVERY EXCUSE THERE IS NOT TO SUPPORT A BLACK CANDIDATE.
WE ARE NOT WILLING TO BE LED LIKE LITTLE SHEEP, NOR DO WE ALL SUPPORT RACISM, STUPIDITY AND IGNORANCE!!!!
WOW!! RETARD, TYPICAL TERD!! WE DON'T NEED YOUR ENDORSEMENT!!
I admire this guy for taking a stand, but he's still voting for Obama at the convention? Trying to have it both ways? This is a useless, hypocritical stance.
If you don't have the guts to take a REAL stand, Mr. Boren, noone should care what you think.
so basically you are saying you agree with Obama but you are afraid all of your racist citizens will not vote for you again? You will vote for Obama because of the mess the country is in but you are too much of a wimp to stand up for what is right?
This guy is smart.
Barack Hussein Obama will never be elected President of the USA.
We dems have shot ourselves in the foot for not making Clinton.
Hillary Clinton '12 & '16
It would be nice if this nitwit could substantiate this "most liberal senator" nonsense, which has been put forward by a notoriously biased Rep group that declares every Dem running for president "the most liberal x" in whatever capacity. But of course, knowing one's facts isn't half as pleasing as grand-standing for ones rednecks.
As an african american and a Hillary supporter, I said thank you, and I agree with you one hundred percent
Wait, so he's going to vote for Obama...but he won't endorse him.
Why is this even a story?
WELL GO VOTE FOR MCCAIN THEN WE DONT NEED YOU GUYS
Never even heard of the guy, glad most people are able to think logically and know that Obama is the best thing for our country right now!! He is free to have his opinion.
he's just another okie racist.the states full of them.they are all republican retards,anyway.
Wow....an Oklahoma public servant who doesn't like Obama.
Is anyone surprised at this?
Another thing: He says he represents a more conservative constituency and takes issue with Obama's "liberalism", but says he will vote for him because he thinks it's in the best interest of the country. Why did he even make the comments in the first place if he was going to contradict his original premise?
Sounds like this guy needs to register as a Republican next year.
THE RUMORS ARE THAT BOREN WILL RUN AS
A REPUBLICAN & LOOSE HIS NEXT ELECTION.
JUST A REPUBLICAN POSING AS A DEMOCRAT.
This guy looks like a Republican anyway!
I knew this was coming. Clinton pulls back and lets her people do her dirty work for her – divide and conquer – she's already started her 2012 campaign.
Did anyone tell Boren that the primary is over and he is a democrat!!!!!!!!!!!!
Knowing that it is imperative that we be a unified party come election time, this is simply inexcusable behavior from our party representatives.
This is dirty dirty politics in a time when we as a nation are hurting. Wake up – they are trying to use us like tools (and fools)
it is his choice not american choice