March 18th, 2008
06:30 PM ET
10 years ago

Murtha endorses Clinton

 Murtha endorsed Clinton Tuesday.

Murtha endorsed Clinton Tuesday.

(CNN) - Pennsylvania Rep. John Murtha announced Tuesday he's backing Hillary Clinton's White House bid.

In a statement, Murtha said Clinton is "the candidate that will forge a consensus on health care, education, the economy, and the war in Iraq.

"I've known Senator Clinton for fifteen years," he said. "I know that she continually reaches out for opinions and ideas not just from our nation's leaders, but from all Americans."

Murtha’s announcement comes several weeks before the critical Pennsylvania Democratic presidential primary. He is also the latest so-called Democratic “Super Delegate” to choose sides in the contest between Clinton and Barack Obama. According to CNN's latest estimate, Clinton leads Obama among super delegates by 30, though that margin is significantly less than it was before Super Tuesday.

Filed under: Hillary Clinton • John Murtha
soundoff (256 Responses)
  1. Ben

    This is fantastic! Just fantastic! People are beginning to realize that Obama is a dangerous joke.

    March 18, 2008 06:53 pm at 6:53 pm |
  2. hong

    This nation needs a true leader.

    March 18, 2008 06:54 pm at 6:54 pm |
  3. maya

    Ya! Way to go Hillary! You are our most viable candidate for 2008!

    March 18, 2008 06:54 pm at 6:54 pm |
  4. James, CA

    Too bad, he's on the wrong side of history. How much did Hillary pay him?

    Obama 08

    March 18, 2008 06:54 pm at 6:54 pm |
  5. Rich in Seattle

    Does he not realize that she has lost the nomination? Why is he jumping on her side when it's time to stop this in-fighting and move on to the nomination.

    It's time for Hillary to stop hurting the party to further her own political agenda.

    If the Superdelegates pick Hillary and takes it away from Obama, that would be the biggest mistake the party has ever made. I for one, will not vote for Hillary if she wins that way.

    March 18, 2008 06:56 pm at 6:56 pm |
  6. Sakina

    How much did she pay you to endorse, you pig.

    March 18, 2008 06:56 pm at 6:56 pm |
  7. end of obama

    Nobody will believe Obama now.
    Hillary 2008!!!!!!!!

    March 18, 2008 06:56 pm at 6:56 pm |
  8. The truth hurts

    another white person endorsing a white person. Racist.

    March 18, 2008 06:57 pm at 6:57 pm |
  9. John

    As an Obama supporter, I am very pleased that this person has endorsed Clinton...

    March 18, 2008 06:57 pm at 6:57 pm |
  10. LatinoNation

    Its about time :)! Im a latino veteran and im pleased with his choice!!

    March 18, 2008 06:58 pm at 6:58 pm |
  11. melissa

    This is what Hillary needed someone like John Murtha to endorse her now. I can only hope more will follow

    March 18, 2008 06:58 pm at 6:58 pm |
  12. Maglev

    It's over Billary! Everyone but you can see it. Are you hoping for an Obama collapse?

    March 18, 2008 06:59 pm at 6:59 pm |
  13. Freedom


    March 18, 2008 06:59 pm at 6:59 pm |
  14. Hill supporter

    good job murtha

    March 18, 2008 06:59 pm at 6:59 pm |
  15. RBNYC

    Great news! Thank you Rep. Murtha!

    March 18, 2008 07:00 pm at 7:00 pm |
  16. Go Obama

    What, are superdelegates just betting on who might win now? Unfortunately, he might be betting correctly, since Hillary has this election rigged anyway.

    March 18, 2008 07:00 pm at 7:00 pm |
  17. Realistic

    Yep, the Geezers With Wheezers will all come out for Hillary, who hasn't successfully wooed a voter under 40 since 1992.

    March 18, 2008 07:01 pm at 7:01 pm |
  18. Jack - Miami

    That is terrific! He is endorsing a woman that should not be a role model for all women and cannot even manage her own marriage. How many other women, including Hillary supporters, would stay with a man that cheats on her publicly at least three times (ex: Jennifer Flowers, Paula Jones, Monica Lewinsky)??? Yet they are all looking up to this woman.

    In addition – ask yourself "why does she stay with him?" Is it love? Is it for the power? Is it for her ambition? If it is for the last two – she will do and endure anything to be president. That is disgusting and she is no better than "Kristen" but at least Kristen is open about her business.

    Glad that Murtha and the Hillary supporters have chosen such a great, upstanding candidate with such great leadership skills.

    McCain in 08.

    March 18, 2008 07:01 pm at 7:01 pm |
  19. Freedom

    Check if this old peeps have more than ten years to live

    March 18, 2008 07:01 pm at 7:01 pm |
  20. Edd

    Excellent choice! Let us show how strong HILLARY is in PA! Let's unite to vote for her in WHITE HOUSE!

    March 18, 2008 07:02 pm at 7:02 pm |
  21. Tim

    Way to go Clinton

    Obama's church claims to be enemies of white people. Whats up with that?

    What did I ever do to blacks, we have been working for over 30 years to provide equallity.

    According to Obama'a Pastor they do not want equality they want sapremicy. Obama needs to step down.

    I am a cross over was Obama, cannot be now

    Clinton\EDWARDS 2008


    March 18, 2008 07:03 pm at 7:03 pm |
  22. Roxy

    Good judgment Murtha! After this 20 years hate feeding frenzy fiasco by the Obamas, is there any doubt that the ONLY electable democrat candidate is HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON?

    HILLARY 08

    March 18, 2008 07:04 pm at 7:04 pm |
  23. Matthew Chicago

    We should expect nothing less from an old time Washington insider. To move forward you need to be willing to learn from the past. Murtha has messed up everything else he has ever done, why should his support be right this time.

    March 18, 2008 07:06 pm at 7:06 pm |
  24. juan 4 obama

    looks like everybody is endorsing hillary? Pa come on now your racists ways are showing too. I guess racism will always be a part of our world, its so sad.

    March 18, 2008 07:07 pm at 7:07 pm |
  25. Taj

    There goes Obama's argument against Hillary over Iraq!

    CLINTON '08

    March 18, 2008 07:07 pm at 7:07 pm |
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