March 14th, 2008
11:30 AM ET
7 years ago

Clinton wins backing of Pittsburgh mayor

 Ravenstahl is backing Clinton.
Ravenstahl is backing Clinton.

(CNN) - Hillary Clinton will get the endorsement of Pittsburgh Mayor Luke Ravenstahl at a campaign event Friday, sources close to the campaign confirmed.

The senator from New York will also get the backing of Allegheny County Executive Dan Onorato, the sources said.

Ravenstahl and Onorato are not superdelegates, but their endorsements add to Clinton's strong support among Democratic leaders in the state, where Clinton and Barack Obama will face their next contest on April 22.

Clinton also has the backing of Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell, Philadelphia Mayor Mike Nutter, and the party's chairman in the state, T.J. Rooney.

Ravenstahl, 28, is the youngest mayor in Pittsburgh's history, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

– CNN's Suzanne Malveaux and Sasha Johnson

Filed under: Hillary Clinton
soundoff (175 Responses)
  1. Kimberly

    Way to go Hillary!!!

    March 14, 2008 12:04 pm at 12:04 pm |
  2. La Raza

    Who cares.

    March 14, 2008 12:04 pm at 12:04 pm |
  3. Grif

    Yo Mr Mayor!

    March 14, 2008 12:05 pm at 12:05 pm |
  4. Amy in Iowa

    Didn't we know this?

    March 14, 2008 12:05 pm at 12:05 pm |
  5. Sharon

    GO HILL!!!!!!!!!!

    March 14, 2008 12:06 pm at 12:06 pm |
  6. Bill-K

    Go Hillary.

    Even if you hate Hillary, we don't need Obama and his pastor mentor.

    I will not vote for a man who has been influenced for more then 20 years by racist hating Rev Wright. You might as well kiss Obama a goner for the general election.

    March 14, 2008 12:06 pm at 12:06 pm |
  7. Kerry

    Wait until they find out that it NAFTA-gate was started by Clinton's camp.

    March 14, 2008 12:07 pm at 12:07 pm |
  8. Corey, Maryland

    I dont know how people can still endorse her when it is very obvious that she is going to lose... she has to win every last state and province with a 2-1 margin over Barack and she cant do that. Even though I am pretty sure she will win Pennsylvania in the end, it is the big state for her that she can fall back on, Obama has many more wins coming his way after Pennsylvania!!

    Obama Richardson 08!!!!

    March 14, 2008 12:07 pm at 12:07 pm |
  9. clarity

    Finally... one by one they step up to the plate.
    Great stuff.

    March 14, 2008 12:08 pm at 12:08 pm |
  10. sascha

    Obama will lose in Pennsylvania, he should focus on the other states....

    March 14, 2008 12:10 pm at 12:10 pm |
  11. Raoul

    Wow what a surprise this is. Fall in line boys. Let's hope the voters of PA can overturn the status quo. Remember, establishment politicians will be the first to stand against change.

    March 14, 2008 12:10 pm at 12:10 pm |
  12. king from toronto

    how come you never see obama endorsements on the ticker???????????hmmm??

    March 14, 2008 12:11 pm at 12:11 pm |
  13. SLAP STICK, FLORIDA

    Its PA, now I want to see how the media hypes this up like they did in Mississippi, South Carolina, Virginia, Georgia, etc..... Let's takes bets Obama and Hillary fans because the media won't hype up race in PA for Hillary but I wonder if Obama wins PA what would be their spin. I'm sure they already have spins for both candidates.

    March 14, 2008 12:11 pm at 12:11 pm |
  14. Roderick - Texas

    Who cares, pennsylvania is not going to win the nomination for Clinton and mathmatically Clinton can't overtake Obama. The Clintons are the only ones who think this is a big deal.

    March 14, 2008 12:11 pm at 12:11 pm |
  15. jumpnjimne

    They know a winner when they see one. I guess not denouncing your mentor can bite you in the butt. Go Hillary!!

    March 14, 2008 12:12 pm at 12:12 pm |
  16. Bill From Pittsburgh

    I am from Pittsburgh. Luke Ravenstahl is not like by the Democratic Party establishment and has been a poor mayor. This endorsement is not something that Hillary should run around saying "Look Who Endorsed Me!!""

    March 14, 2008 12:12 pm at 12:12 pm |
  17. Donna B.

    GO HILLARY GO HILLARY GO HILLARY

    March 14, 2008 12:12 pm at 12:12 pm |
  18. Shannon Shiflett

    clinton has lost 15 of the last 17 contests. bow to the inevitable before you help elect a republican in november.

    '08AMA

    March 14, 2008 12:13 pm at 12:13 pm |
  19. 2008Hillary!

    A very good choice!

    A good guy with a very promising future!

    Go Hillary!2008 Go Go GO!

    March 14, 2008 12:14 pm at 12:14 pm |
  20. whocares

    Who cares.

    March 14, 2008 12:15 pm at 12:15 pm |
  21. Fae

    The people are seeing the light. Thank goodness some positive news for Senator Clinton. Maybe the bubble is bursting for the
    protection of Obama.

    March 14, 2008 12:15 pm at 12:15 pm |
  22. Bob, Lyons Oregon

    Typical.

    March 14, 2008 12:15 pm at 12:15 pm |
  23. jo

    This is great news! Hillary is the best person to be the nominee of the democratic party. They need to count Florida and Michigan. There is a doublestandard with people who support Obama. One they don't want Florida and Michican more than 1.5 votes counted yet they will count every caucus delegates where fraction( less than 1/10) of people go and participate. To win the general election, nominee must be able to win big, big in all the states that Hillary is winning including OH, PA, IN, WV, FL, MI, TN not ID, AL,UT,ND, SD and please tell me that the superdelegate should go to popular vote.. then TX caucus votes delegates should go to Hillary since she won the popular vote there.

    March 14, 2008 12:16 pm at 12:16 pm |
  24. melisa

    yay go hillary won for PA!

    March 14, 2008 12:16 pm at 12:16 pm |
  25. Mario

    Ughh!!! Anyway its a good thing that you dont really count.

    March 14, 2008 12:17 pm at 12:17 pm |
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