Jesse's backing Barack, despite his long friendship with the Clintons, the civil rights veteran told the AP yesterday. "He's got my vote," Jackson said, dismissing suggestions that he might feel obligated to support Hillary. "It's not awkward at all," he said, adding, "I don't owe a debt to any of them."
Jackson said he isn't in Obama's inner circle, and he issn't working on Obama's campaign. His son, Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. of Illinois, has already endorsed Obama. (Read more Election 2008 stories.)