March 18th, 2008
06:30 PM ET
6 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.


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soundoff (256 Responses)
  1. lugina

    WOW,great news...go babe go...08

    March 18, 2008 07:58 pm at 7:58 pm |
  2. Jay

    GREAT....This is good news!!!! Go Hillary!! Obama's 15 minutes are over!!

    March 18, 2008 07:58 pm at 7:58 pm |
  3. bridgette

    Why are all of these old people endorsing her. They don't want to see any real change in America. Why would they.

    March 18, 2008 07:59 pm at 7:59 pm |
  4. mike

    who cares, he is wierd, and probabaly promised something... he will be on the losing side...

    March 18, 2008 07:59 pm at 7:59 pm |
  5. Voter

    Go Hillary!!

    March 18, 2008 07:59 pm at 7:59 pm |
  6. Abdirazak Ali

    Martha,
    You did a good decission to endorse Hillary Clinton. your judgment was perfect when you asked immediate troop withdrowl from Iraq. Martha's game is accuracy.
    Obama's speech today was very articulated and wonderful. but, it is too little and too late
    Ali

    March 18, 2008 08:00 pm at 8:00 pm |
  7. JP SW

    CNN, my goodness. "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."

    SO-CALLED? WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU PEOPLE?

    March 18, 2008 08:00 pm at 8:00 pm |
  8. Murtha took the most lobbyist money

    MURTHA IS ALSO THE DEMOCRAT WHO HAS THE HIGHEST NUMBER OF EARMARKS.

    March 18, 2008 08:00 pm at 8:00 pm |
  9. TymeTravel

    Clinton for Vice President 2008!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    March 18, 2008 08:00 pm at 8:00 pm |
  10. Jeff

    Can't agree with you more Mr Murtha!

    Clinton '08

    March 18, 2008 08:01 pm at 8:01 pm |
  11. hkitty

    Good man, Murtha!! Go Hillary!! Step down Obama, there is no way you can win the general election now.

    March 18, 2008 08:01 pm at 8:01 pm |
  12. Venus

    I'm Happy he endorsed Hillary. Rep. John Murtha knows Hillary and what she stands for and realizes she is a leader who can get things done.

    March 18, 2008 08:02 pm at 8:02 pm |
  13. US VETERAN

    Awesome!

    March 18, 2008 08:04 pm at 8:04 pm |
  14. Tom

    He must have some skeletons too hide also. Vote for the same,same,same ol' Washington.

    March 18, 2008 08:04 pm at 8:04 pm |
  15. Joey

    I will endorse her for a dosen Donuts. I like them Clintos and Donuts for the last 15 years

    March 18, 2008 08:06 pm at 8:06 pm |
  16. More

    Well done Rep. Murtha, a respectable member of Congress!

    Go Hillary!

    March 18, 2008 08:07 pm at 8:07 pm |
  17. Bill

    Good for Hillary.

    Crossing over party lines. Hillary – change you can count on and believe in.

    March 18, 2008 08:09 pm at 8:09 pm |
  18. mike

    Murtha just lost a lot of my respect.

    March 18, 2008 08:09 pm at 8:09 pm |
  19. Celebrate While You Can

    A old white man...what a surprise he would pick Hillary. He looks to be around her core age group alright.

    March 18, 2008 08:10 pm at 8:10 pm |
  20. Bill

    Go Hillary.

    Change you can count on and believe it.

    March 18, 2008 08:10 pm at 8:10 pm |
  21. Mark

    Isn't this the guy who was so whole bent on getting out of Iraq.
    (the wrong war, the wrong policy). What a hypocrite. These people must think we have alzheimer's and can't remember a thing.

    Voters,"WAKE UP" . The Clintons have created the greatest puppet show since Shari Lewis created "Lamb Chop".

    NOTE: Their are some similarities

    March 18, 2008 08:11 pm at 8:11 pm |
  22. bev

    whatever, she's not my canidate...the camp has caused so much division in the party as well as the black community and I've lost my respect for the clintons at this point

    March 18, 2008 08:14 pm at 8:14 pm |
  23. CMD, Winter Park, Florida

    Get ready to see a BIG swing in momentum. Obama had his 15 months of fame. Make way for Hillary!

    March 18, 2008 08:14 pm at 8:14 pm |
  24. JD, Pittsburgh, PA

    Three cheers for John Murtha who sees the strongest candidate. Other super delegates will follow. While Barack gave an excellent speech this morning on race he executed a typical politician strategy of changing the subject to divert/deflect attention when the heat is getting a little too much to handle. The main issue revolving around Reverend Wright is one of judgment and character, not race. Barack can't run away from Reverend Wright and his close, personal and long-standing relationship with him. He lied about not sitting in services where Reverend Wright spewed his hateful, inflammatory and anti-American rhetoric. He admitted to it today that he was at some of these sermons. A lie he can't run away from. Judgment he can't run away from. If his supporters want to ignore or not accept these flaws then fine, that's their right. But don't pretend they don't exist. Pennsylvania sees it, the electorate sees it and the remaining primaries will reflect it. Divisive, Barack, his campaign and followers have to look no further than in the mirror.

    March 18, 2008 08:15 pm at 8:15 pm |
  25. joey d

    who cares. never heard of the guy

    March 18, 2008 08:16 pm at 8:16 pm |
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