March 18th, 2008
06:30 PM ET
15 years ago

Murtha endorses Clinton

[cnn-photo-caption image= caption=" 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.

Filed under: Hillary Clinton • John Murtha
soundoff (256 Responses)
  1. bond

    Talk about your OLD politics...

    March 18, 2008 11:06 pm at 11:06 pm |
  2. Jeff

    Yeah Champ!!!!!

    Go Hillary!

    March 18, 2008 11:13 pm at 11:13 pm |

    Murtha made the right decision.

    Hillary 08'


    March 18, 2008 11:14 pm at 11:14 pm |
  4. Teresa W. of CA

    It wouldn't make a difference. The math speaks for itself. She would need to have at least 70% of the vote overall to win the election. I don't see any possible way other than to cheat. If, she cheats it will be un-american and will not be americas favorite former first lady or President.

    Obama has addressed an issue today that even she can begin to relate too, other than criticize it. By far he has proven that he can deal with complex issues that can be dealt with without have to whine, or call cheap shots.

    Go Obama Go

    March 18, 2008 11:21 pm at 11:21 pm |
  5. Gideon

    Uh, little late, John – Hillary has already lost.

    March 18, 2008 11:22 pm at 11:22 pm |
  6. D.I. Magdanz

    Hillary is the best choice of all the candidates. Great job, Murtha!

    March 18, 2008 11:25 pm at 11:25 pm |
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