WASHINGTON (CNN) - Right before he addresses the VFW National Convention Tuesday, Sen. Barack Obama will announce that Pennsylvania Rep. Patrick Murphy is backing his presidential bid, a well placed source tells CNN.
Murphy, an Iraq war veteran, was elected to Congress in November 2006 and his victory was one of many that helped propel House Democrats into the majority.
Obama, an Illinois Democrat, is scheduled to speak at 12 p.m. ET to the VFW conference, which is taking place in Kansas City, Missouri. The Murphy endorsement will be unveiled during a 11 a.m. conference call.
- CNN Political Editor Mark Preston