Saturday, 25 May 2024

Thompson says he'll support Obama

On Saturday, as Sen. Hillary Clinton announced she would concede in the race for the Democratic Party's nomination for president and endorse Sen. Barack Obama, North Coast Congressman Mike Thompson reported he would give Obama his support.


In January, Thompson told Lake County News he was endorsing Clinton's historic presidential bid, citing her strength on issues important to the First Congressional District, such as agriculture and the environment.


However, he had said at the time that he felt either Clinton or Obama would make “a great president.”


A statement issued from Thompson's Washington, D.C. office Saturday afternoon said the congressman was giving his support to the presumptive Democratic nominee.


“Sen. Obama’s nomination is an historic achievement for our country,” Thompson said in the written statement. “As I said from the beginning, this process would be finished long before the convention. I will do everything in my power to help make him our nation’s next president.”


Thompson called Obama “an electrifying candidate who ran a flawless campaign.”


“He has struck a vibrant chord with the American people and motivated millions of new voters to make their voices heard,” Thompson said. “From improving access to health care to protecting our environment to rebuilding our economy to ending the war in Iraq, I strongly support Senator Obama’s vision for America and believe it is directly aligned with the needs of our Congressional District.”


Thompson has had occasion to work with Obama; the two of them partnered to present legislation in both the House and Senate last year to bring home US troops from Iraq and institute an international diplomatic strategy for peace, as Lake County News reported last year.


“I look forward to working on many more important initiatives once he’s elected president of the United States,” Thompson said.


Thompson praised Clinton, who he called “a powerful leader who also energizes and inspires voters.”


He added, “I know she’ll continue her tireless efforts and help us elect Sen. Obama, change the direction of our nation, end the war, and restore our standing around the world.”


Thompson is one of more than 60 superdelegates representing California, about half of which had declared their support for Clinton this spring.


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