Superdelegate Jack Murtha Endorses Hillary

On a day that was supposed have Barack Obama front and center, we get news that Pennsylvania Rep. and superdelegate Jack Murtha has endorsed Hillary Clinton for President.

Murtha, who represents the 12th district of Pennsylvania, near Pittsburgh, was an early and sometimes inflammatory critic of the Iraq war. As a retired Marine Corps colonel and the first combat veteran of Vietnam elected to serve in Congress, Murtha's voice on Clinton's behalf could prove especially valuable in both inoculating her from anti-war criticism and bolstering her claim that she is the most qualified to serve as commander-in-chief. That message is the backbone of Clinton's appearances this week.

Murtha has had a long and very distinguished career in the House, and there is Democrat in the House who is more knowledgeable about military affairs.  His endorsement lends significant credence to Hillary's credentials, as noted above.

Murtha is Hillary's second superdelegate today, with Pat Maroney, superdelegate and DNC committee chairman from West Virginia also endorsing Hillary.

This race ain't over yet, people.

Tags: Hillary Clinton, Jack Murtha (all tags)

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14 Comments

Take that, Nancy.

by Denny Crane 2008-03-18 03:33PM | 0 recs
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I was wondering why this news hasn't hit My DD yet!

Great news for Hillary!

by bellarose 2008-03-18 03:33PM | 0 recs
Superdelegate Jack Murtha Endorses Hillary

Mutha for Defense Secretary.

by Si Ella Puede 2008-03-18 03:34PM | 0 recs
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As an Obama guy, I will admit, big pick-up.  It makes sense, though, with the Gov. already in her court for Murtha to follow.  I am amazed, however, because he and Pelosi are close; I would have thought that they would agree on this.

Good on ya, Hillary.

by PittsburghPete 2008-03-18 03:36PM | 0 recs
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Thanks for the classy props.  Good on ya.

by proudliberaldem 2008-03-18 03:41PM | 0 recs
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Pelosi's approval rating is in the dumps, and her comments on the race didn't help either candidate.

by steve468 2008-03-18 04:21PM | 0 recs
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woohoo

THATS 2 SUPERS TODAY!

this is not over.

God BLESS america.

by zane 2008-03-18 03:38PM | 0 recs
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Yowee....your comment made it crystal clear to me.

I think I know what the Republicans will be singing during prime time right before McCain's speech during their Convention....

by DaveOinSF 2008-03-18 03:41PM | 0 recs
Good pickup for Hillary

Congratulations to her campaign.

by Walt Starr 2008-03-18 03:42PM | 0 recs
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this is huge. i wonder if this signals more sds to come for hillary very soon

by art3 2008-03-18 03:43PM | 0 recs
Re: Superdelegate Jack Murtha Endorses Hillary
The Jack Murtha endorsement is huge. The momentum for Hillary keeps growing, while the
Obama campaign is mired in playing defense.
by pollbuster 2008-03-18 03:47PM | 0 recs
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i wonder if the campaign timed this to coincide with kos's latest post about why hillary hasnt picked up and supers for ages... :)

by zane 2008-03-18 03:49PM | 0 recs
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This is excellent news.  Thank you.

by LindaSFNM 2008-03-18 03:55PM | 0 recs
Good for HRC.

Murtha has been courageous on the war. He does have a bad habit in terms of pork and vote-trading, but this is a good pickup for HRC.

by OrangeFur 2008-03-18 04:05PM | 0 recs

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