US Representative John Murtha of Pennsylvania announced his support today for Hillary Clinton -- and endorsement that is noteworthy on a couple of levels.
Murtha, a veteran congressman, is one of only two superdelegates to come out for Clinton since she saved her bid with victories in Ohio and Texas earlier this month. And the former Marine is a vocal opponent of the Iraq war who can help protect her on a key flank -- her 2002 vote to authorize the war that rival Barack Obama continually criticizes.
In a statement announcing his endorsement, Murtha said he believes Clinton can forge a consensus on healthcare, education, and the economy, as well as Iraq. Murtha's support will also boost her for the April 22 primary.