Clinton voters slowly back Obama

CHICAGO (AP) - Prominent supporters of Hillary Rodham Clinton may not be falling in love with Barack Obama. But they're falling in line.

In several key states this week, Obama is being joined on stages by top Democrats who were working to deny him the nomination a few weeks ago.

They are embracing Obama, even though some remain bitter about Clinton's loss in a presidential primary process that they feel treated her unfairly.

In Ohio, Governor Strickland will greet Obama in Columbus on Friday.

He lent his considerable prestige and organization to Clinton to help her achieve an Ohio primary victory. The win was so large that Democratic operatives now worry about Obama's chances in the battleground state.

Ohio was crucial to President Bush's narrow 2004 win over John Kerry.