July 2nd, 2007
12:48 PM ET
7 years ago

Philadelphia mayor endorses Clinton

WASHINGTON (CNN) - Philadelphia Mayor John Street endorsed Hillary Clinton’s presidential candidacy at joint press conference Monday with the New York senator in Pennsylvania.

“Senator Clinton is a progressive leader who has served the people of our country with dedication and passion for over 30 years,” Street said in a statement. “She will be a strong advocate for our nation’s cities, and I endorse her candidacy for president."

Street, who is African-American, now joins Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and a growing number of racial and ethnic minority leaders from urban areas who are backing Clinton’s candidacy.

Rep. Joe Sestak, D-Pennsylvania, also announced on Monday that he is endorsing Senator Clinton’s presidential bid.

- CNN Associate Producer Lauren Kornreich

Filed under: Hillary Clinton
soundoff (17 Responses)
  1. Luis, Miami, Florida

    Anyone with two cents of sence knows that Mrs Clinton is the best candidate in this circle. Obama is young and will be a great leader some day but he needs to put time in.

    July 2, 2007 02:30 pm at 2:30 pm |
  2. defeathillary - CA

    the Bill / Hillary daring duo...........please, let lying dogs sleep!!

    July 2, 2007 02:37 pm at 2:37 pm |
  3. Travis

    What has Hillary done to show she can run the country? There are do'ers and say'ers. She is a say'er.

    July 2, 2007 03:06 pm at 3:06 pm |
  4. ReadBtwthlins

    Mayor John Street, the man Time Magazine listed as one of the three worst big-city mayors in the United States ini April, 2005.

    Antonio Villaraigosa, a former member of the anti-American separatist group known as MEChA,

    Joe Sestak, the US Congressman who helped raise money for CAIR, an American Islamic organization of which nearly a dozen associates have verified connections to terrorism?

    Congradulations Hillary..

    July 2, 2007 03:57 pm at 3:57 pm |
  5. TZ, FL

    Ever notice how CNN selects their political stories? For the most part, if it promotes a Democrat or denigrates a Republican, print it.

    July 2, 2007 04:00 pm at 4:00 pm |
  6. laurence, covina ca

    wonder what ambassadorship she promised him?

    July 2, 2007 04:13 pm at 4:13 pm |
  7. rossypi

    please american people this time pick the right choice; then when american people choose bush no experience like obama-the result ?a messy america. people are laid off and job less/no surplus?like the clinton ebfore and a war monger. dont have good decision.
    oabam abd bush same person run for pres, both no experience make america so messy.


    July 2, 2007 05:07 pm at 5:07 pm |
  8. juliet, mtn. view, california

    obama birthday born 1961 an ox year born;chinese reading; his neg. traits;
    walk slow but dangerous/clever/glib tongue/eccentric/biased/compalcent/esily angered/dogmatic/easily agitated/hot-tempered/intolerant/phony/very stubborn/greedy/manipulative..
    positive traits; only eloquent-organized/persistent.
    hillary real traits; her sign;libra-peaceful/cusp-scorpio- hard working.
    birthyear baor year1947;
    hillar clinton birthyear traits are;
    a sign of progressive-thats why her husband adm so progressive a sign of good luck lady-espially when she run the country.neg. naive/hesitant.
    ur physchic lady and a clairvoyant one.

    July 2, 2007 05:15 pm at 5:15 pm |
  9. rearose

    you guys defeat hillary-saying this- are you republican?why you hate hillary so much are you in good shape in bush adm?ur so crooked-be kind to the former first lady; u regret what you said here; hillary wont forgive you.hilary clinton is the ebst candiate so far either you hate her or not you dont have any choice.if youre republican hate hillary ur republican do lots of damage in this countrey understand?

    July 2, 2007 05:20 pm at 5:20 pm |
  10. Kyu Reisch, Radcliff, Kentucky

    Mayor John Street;
    You are wonderful Mayor, because you did right thing with a great decistion. Your endorsement is valuable thing for our Country. Hillary Clinton will make you and America be proud very much. Rep. Joe Seastak, you are the real Philadelphia
    Representative. God bless you and America.

    July 2, 2007 06:56 pm at 6:56 pm |
  11. BilL W, Coatesville, PA

    I blame Ed Rendell. If not for him, John Street probably would not be mayor of Philadelphia. Street won by the narrowest of margins, with Rendell's support. I never liked Rendell or Street.

    July 2, 2007 07:24 pm at 7:24 pm |
  12. Bill W, Coatesville, PA

    And do you Hillary backers understand that if she wins, the same 2 families – Bush and Clinton – wil lhave controlled the White House for 24 years??? We're at 20 now between these 2 families. Why we donlt just call it what it is – a monarchy.

    July 2, 2007 07:31 pm at 7:31 pm |
  13. Ann Hoppes, Apple Valley, California


    July 2, 2007 08:16 pm at 8:16 pm |
  14. Rachel, San Diego CA

    Anyone with two cents of sense, which is obviously not Luis from Miami, Florida, knows that Hillary Clinton is a power hungry liar. Of course, anyone with any sense at all could spell the word sense. Nice try, Luis.

    July 3, 2007 06:19 am at 6:19 am |
  15. Libby, Philadelphia, PA

    It's foolish to think Mayor Street could have any influence on Philadelphia voters now. Street was personally involved in a federal corruption investigation in 2005. His brother Milton has exploited the mayor's name to obtain city contracts. Over 200 people have been murdered this year in gun-related incidents with no end in sight. And just last week, he sat in line wasting taxpayers' money to buy an iPhone. His term is almost over. Hillary is so lucky to have him on her side!

    July 3, 2007 08:27 am at 8:27 am |
  16. Janet, Fredericksburg, VA

    ic Bill Clinton is collecting his dues from these gutless Democratic politicians. There is a reason Barack Obama has such a large donor base on the internet. People like him, they don't like H. Clinton. Democrats will leave the party in droves if H. Clinton is nominated as the Democratic candidate.

    July 4, 2007 09:33 pm at 9:33 pm |
  17. tjim.....stockholm

    People HATE Hillary due to the years of Republican spewed filth. That's what they're really good at doing. She's clearly the most qualified, but maybe Fred Thompson has a chance, since Repubs scream about Hollywood, but they certainly vote for them....Reagan, Sony Bono, ARNOLD! BTW, find a picture of Thompson's trouphy wife....she looks like a whore in heat!
    HILLARY 2008 and 2012
    OBAMA 2016 and 2020

    July 5, 2007 09:59 am at 9:59 am |