July 10th, 2007
02:15 PM ET
12 years ago

Clinton wraps up New York delegation endorsement

The complete New York Democratic Congressional Delegation is now behind Clinton's White House bid.

WASHINGTON (CNN) - Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-New York, announced Tuesday New York Rep. Yvette Clark has endorsed her presidential bid - the last member of the New York congressional Democratic delegation to do so.

“After careful deliberations and discussions with the diverse base of my constituency, I am convinced that Senator Clinton is best able to win and bring much needed change to the White House,” Clark said in a statement released by the Clinton campaign. “I support Hillary because she is a leader who has been a forceful and tireless advocate on behalf of New York’s families, especially concerning the needs of those most affected after 9/11. The depth of Hillary’s experience will allow her to hit the ground running on her first day in office.”

While Clinton had wrapped up the endorsements of the other 22 New York congressional Democrats weeks ago, Clark, a freshman representative, was the last holdout.

"I’m honored to have her support and I look forward to working together with her to bring our message of change across New York and the nation," Clinton said in the statement.

- CNN Ticker Producer Alexander Mooney

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