First term Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter will endorse Barack Obama's presidential campaign after saying all year she would stay neutral in the race, the Globe has confirmed.
Shea-Porter, supported Wesley Clark in the 2004 primary, and was elected to Congress last year as a strongly anti-war and populist candidate.
The news of her endorsement comes one day after she attended the Oprah Winfrey and Barack Obama rally in Manchester.
The news is a lift for Obama's surging campaign. It means that now both of New Hampshire's members of Congress are backing Obama. The other Congressman, Paul Hodes, endorsed Obama last summer.
Besides the fact she went against her own campaign chair Billy Shaheen, who backs Hillary Clinton, the news is also bad for John Edwards, who both shares her populist and anti-war message and who desperately needs some kind of positive news out of the Granite State.