Obama picks up new endorsement Mon Mar 31, 9:55 AM ET

HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania (AFP) – US Democratic Senator Amy Klobuchar has endorsed Barack Obama to become the party’s presidential nominee, adding new pressure on trailing rival Hillary Clinton, Obama’s campaign announced Monday.

Obama “has inspired an enthusiasm and idealism that we have not seen in this country in a long time,” Minnesota Senator Klobuchar said in a statement. She said that he speaks “with a different voice, bringing a new perspective and inspiring a real excitement from the American people.”

“My endorsement reflects both Barack’s strong support in my state and my own independent judgment about his abilities,” Klobuchar said.

“Barack has been a proven agent for change and advocate for middle-class Americans.”

The announcement of support came in the wake of Pennsylvania Senator Bob Casey’s endorsement of Obama last week, and Senator Patrick Leahy’s call for Clinton to drop out of the race, saying that there was no way she could win it.

According to Obama’s campaign, Klobuchar is the 64th “superdelegate” to the party’s August convention to endorse the African-American senator since the February 5 Super Tuesday primaries gave him a solid lead over Clinton in regular committed delegates.

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There seems to be a good story coming out with the North Carolina Congressional Delegation…..keep your eyes open.

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