June 3rd, 2008
08:47 PM ET
6 years ago

Pennsylvania congressman endorses Obama

  Brady remained neutral until tonight.
Brady remained neutral until tonight.

NEW YORK (CNN) – Pennsylvania Rep. Robert Brady endorsed Barack Obama for president Tuesday evening, putting the Illinois senator in striking distance of securing enough delegates for the Democratic presidential nomination.

Obama is expected to secure enough delegates by night’s end to claim the nomination.

Brady, a superdelegate who stayed neutral in the 2008 primary battle between Obama and Hillary Clinton, told CNN he chose not to take sides in an effort to encourage the two candidates to participate in a presidential debate and party dinner earlier this year. Following the debate and dinner, Brady said he then decided it was best to “let the primary run out, and see what happens.”

Clinton defeated Obama in the Pennsylvania primary held on April 22.

The congressman said Tuesday it was time for the party to come together and focus on defeating John McCain in November.

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soundoff (79 Responses)
  1. Park More, New Orleans

    If Obama is the real Nominee it will be a big mess.... Go and read his wife' thesis, you will be surprise and I am sure you will change your mind and push for Hillary or Mccain

    June 3, 2008 11:27 pm at 11:27 pm |
  2. JRC

    I say we give her the four delegates back so her campaign has no complaints about Obama's win.

    June 3, 2008 11:28 pm at 11:28 pm |
  3. Ralph Benno

    Another "miserable turncoat and sexist " person.

    I would say it is a "black " day for america so to speak.

    OBAMA for president . MC CAIN GO FOR IT

    June 3, 2008 11:30 pm at 11:30 pm |
  4. Griff

    Hillary or the Pillory..... The dem's are Doomed...

    June 3, 2008 11:30 pm at 11:30 pm |
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