Arizona Gov. Janet Napolitano endorsed Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., today, telling reporters that the upcoming election is about change — and that Obama is the one who can provide it.
Speaking in a teleconference with reporters and Obama Friday afternoon, Napolitano, a Democrat, said that Obama was the fresh voice that she believes the White House needs.
“This endorsement is based on my belief in your leadership and vision and the fact that we need a new message of hope and solidarity, of coming together in Washington, D.C.,” she said.
Upon accepting the endorsement, Obama said that Napolitano has proven leadership with the economy, education and border issues, and that he looks forward to having someone with that background on his side. But, he said, “Her hallmark is common sense.”
Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., had also sought Napolitano’s endorsement, but, in the end, Napolitano said she believed Obama would be the better agent of change the country must have in its next president.
– Rick Rojas