Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Harkin Formally Announces Support For Obama

U.S. Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, just formally announced his support for Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama in a letter to supporters. Harkin will be holding a conference all with members of the media at about 1 p.m.

After a long, hard-fought battle for the most important job in the world, Democrats across this country have spoken.

Today, I congratulate Senator Barack Obama on securing the Democratic nomination and I pledge to do everything I can to assist his campaign over the next few months.

Like so many Americans, I have been moved by Senator Obama's message of change. He is poised to win the presidency and bring new ideas, new priorities and new ways of getting things done to the White House.

I know in my heart that an Obama presidency will bring us quality, affordable health care for all Americans, investments in alternative sources of energy, a commitment to cleaning up our environment, a return to diplomacy and an effort to re-build America's bruised alliances around the world.

I commend Senator Clinton on her historic effort to gain the nomination. She is one of our party's strongest leaders and her vision for our party will always be necessary and respected. She inspired so many voters along the way and we are all grateful for her efforts.

By turning out in record numbers throughout this exciting primary season, you've created a momentum that cannot be stopped. Now is the time for us to come together and begin the process of helping our nominee secure the presidency.

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