Mongiardo is backing Barack

New Media Producer: Rachel Folz

Kentucky Lieutenant Governor Daniel Mongiardo endorses senator Barack Obama for president.

The endorsement comes just two weeks before Obama faces rival Hillary Clinton in the state.

Democratic presidential primary is on May 20.

Mongiardo says Obama can unite the democratic party and build a coalition with Independents and Republicans before the general election in November.

Governor Steve Beshear, a superdelegate, has yet to announce which candidate he will back at the democratic national convention this summer.