Mikulski Throws Support to Obama

WASHINGTON (June 7, 2008)—On the heels of Hillary Clinton suspending her campaign and formally throwing her support to Barrack Obama today, Senator Barbara A. Mikulski (D-Md.) followed suit by endorsing Sen. Obama. Mikulski is a national chair of the Hillary for President presidential campaign.

Milkuski released the following statement this afternoon:

"I have been so proud and honored to serve as national co-chair for Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign. The respect and admiration I had for Hillary before this process has only increased. We have all seen what she is made of: unflinching and unflagging. She is an agent of change, fighting so everyone has the freedom to achieve.

"Today, I am equally proud to join Hillary in my enthusiastic endorsement of Barack Obama for President. This is truly a historic event. Senator Obama and his supporters should savor this tremendous accomplishment. We have seen record turnout, a spirited campaign and a debate on the issues that matter to the American public.

"I will cast my vote for Barack at the Democratic Convention but, long before August, I will lend my voice and energy to his campaign. We need a President who will bring our troops home safely and swiftly, and get our economy back on track. I believe we are on a historic journey to change the direction of this country."

On June 3, Steny Hoyer's (D-Md.-5th) press secretary, Stephanie Lundberg, issued a statement saying, "Rep. Hoyer continues to stick to his position of neutrality during the primary, maintaining that he will strongly support the Democratic nominee."

All Democratic U.S. senators and representatives are super-delegates who will cast a vote at the upcoming Democratic convention to determine who will be the party's candidate for the presidency. The other delegates are elected by the voters in the respective state primaries.

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