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