(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.
WOW,great news...go babe go...08
GREAT....This is good news!!!! Go Hillary!! Obama's 15 minutes are over!!
Why are all of these old people endorsing her. They don't want to see any real change in America. Why would they.
who cares, he is wierd, and probabaly promised something... he will be on the losing side...
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
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?
MURTHA IS ALSO THE DEMOCRAT WHO HAS THE HIGHEST NUMBER OF EARMARKS.
Clinton for Vice President 2008!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Can't agree with you more Mr Murtha!
Good man, Murtha!! Go Hillary!! Step down Obama, there is no way you can win the general election now.
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.
He must have some skeletons too hide also. Vote for the same,same,same ol' Washington.
I will endorse her for a dosen Donuts. I like them Clintos and Donuts for the last 15 years
Well done Rep. Murtha, a respectable member of Congress!
Good for Hillary.
Crossing over party lines. Hillary – change you can count on and believe in.
Murtha just lost a lot of my respect.
A old white man...what a surprise he would pick Hillary. He looks to be around her core age group alright.
Change you can count on and believe it.
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
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
Get ready to see a BIG swing in momentum. Obama had his 15 months of fame. Make way for Hillary!
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.
who cares. never heard of the guy