WASHINGTON (CNN) - Democrat Barack Obama has won the backing of former Sen. and 2000 Democratic presidential hopeful Bill Bradley, the Illinois senator's campaign announced Sunday.
“Barack Obama is building a broad new coalition that brings together Democrats, Independents, and Republicans by once again making idealism a central focus of our politics,” Bradley said in a statement released by Obama's campaign.
“Because of his enormous appeal to Americans of all ages and backgrounds, Obama is the candidate best positioned to win in November," he added. "Barack knows above all that unless people can once again believe in our democracy, we won’t be able to do the things that need to be done on health care and education or to break our dependence on foreign oil."
The endorsement comes two days before the crucial presidential primary in New Hampshire. The latest CNN/WMUR poll shows a dead heat in the Granite State between Obama and Hillary Clinton, each drawing 33 percent among likely Democratic voters there.
- CNN Ticker Producer Alexander Mooney