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Dick Durbin, Carrie Meek and the Electric Slide

DENVER - Barack Obama's first Senate supporter appealed to a crowd of Florida delegates to enthusiastically back his man, acknowledging there were those in the room "loyal" to Hillary Clinton.

"I hope you'll feel as she did, that you'll support Barack Obama with gusto," Sen. Richard Durbin, D-Ill., told a group of Florida elected officials lunching at a local hotel.  "Your state is again and again, critical. We need Florida to win the White House."

Durbin provided his Florida credentials: he noted that former Rep. Carrie Meek, D-Miami, taught him to dance the Electric Slide, adding that once anyone saw him move, they'd know anything was possible.