(CNN) – Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar announced Monday she's backing Barack Obama's bid for the White House.
"I am endorsing Barack Obama because he is a new kind of leader, he speaks with a different voice, he brings a new perspective and inspires a real excitement from the American people," Klobuchar said in a conference call with reporters. "He's able to dissolve the hard cynical edge that has dominated our politics under the Bush administration."
"Barack has inspired an enthusiasm and an idealism that we haven't seen in this country in a long time," she also said.
Klobuchar was elected to the Senate in 2006 - the first woman elected to the Senate from Minnesota.
"When I ran for the senate, I ran to bring change to Washington, not simply to become a woman senator. I am proud to be a woman in the Senate," Klobuchar also said. "My best friends are women in the Senate, but much like Senator Obama, I ran on a platform of change."
(Updates with comments from Klobuchar)
Related video: Watch Sen. Klobuchar discuss her endorsement with John King
– CNN Ticker Producer Alexander Mooney
In the pool for when Obama takes the lead in superdelegates. sign me up for May 2nd . Besides after the N.C. Primary on May 6th it will all be over for Hillary
Another young politician that wants change at the "ole" White House
Dems lets support Barack Obama and defeat the Bush-ite McCain this November!
Go Barack Obama 2008
This is only the beginning. I understand North Carolina's congressional reps are all going to endorse Obama. The Party realizes the sooner, the better. It's not all because of Hillary. All the polls are starting to fall Obama's way.
As for big states, Obama will have no trouble, especially up North. The superdelegates realize electability numbers are favoring Obama.
I disagree with Amy Klobuchar. I do not see Barack Obama as a person who has brought "enthusiasm" or "idealism" at all. I think he has brought a plenty of divisiveness as well as doubt – doubt about his ability to do the job of President as well as doubt about his senate record and some very questionable relationships he has formed and maintained in his life.
Thanks for your service to the United States Senator. I hope Hillary follows your footsteps.
Has she changed something in the senate?????????????????
People are so excited about Obama getting endoresements and being the possible nominee. With Obama running such a dirty campagin can you imagine how many Clinton supporters are not going to vote for Obama! I'm one of them and I know at least 3 other people who feel the same way.
One rookie senator endorses another.
Its another great day for America. The change that we seek in coming together. Thank youuuuuuuuuuuuu Amy.
Finally ..........the Clinton delay game amd moving goalpost tactics is coming apart.
:) Good for him....Obama08!
"He's able to dissolve the hard cynical edge that has dominated our politics under the Bush administration."
Sure, Obama, along with his cronies, prefer to forgo cynicism with racism. While Wright and Mrs. Obama practice overt biggotry, Obama himself veils his sentiments by inferring that whites are to blame for Wright's sermons.
She has lost my vote next time.
Another step closer to kicking McCain's behind in the GE. Wait and see what the first debate will do to McCain. People are going to feel sorry for McCain, but he will not get much from pity vote. His campaign will go the way of Hillary's.
She is very good , she has own plan to do . But the rest of the sent the doing believe by them self . The just waiting for their chance the dirations of the river
id rather have obama's limited experience than hillary's fabricated experience. I guess the senator thinks the same.
Way to go, Amy!!
What wonderful news this Monday morning! Thank you Senator Klobuchar! Wise choice indeed.
Good for you, Amy!
She must have Mr Wright as her mentor
Also Europe support Obama...Only the Chinese support Hillary. None support McCain, and they hate Bush...
The dollar will rise, and oil will drop, the day Hillary drop out of this race.
A vote for Obama, is a vote for a better image of America throughout the world...
Yes we can.
The Clintons will still win this, the dirt will be flying by the end of next week, look for another bombshell, true or not to fall....This is really going to get ugly
Let's wait all votes to come in first. Don't give up Hillary. We admire your strength and experience will prevail!