Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson who represents Texas Congressional District 30 has endorsed Senator Barack Obama in the Democratic Presidential race. In a statement sent to Dallas South, Rep. Johnson explains how she came to her decision.
Senator Obama’s campaign has generated interest in young Americans who have never before been involved in politics.
“Almost two years ago, I endorsed John Edwards before any Democratic candidates declared their candidacy.” said Congresswoman Johnson. “I remained loyal to that commitment until he left the race.”
It seems the Texas Democrat was swayed by the enthusiasm Senator Obama has brought to the race. “Senator Obama’s campaign has generated interest in young Americans who have never before been involved in politics,” she said. “American needs these young people not only for their vote in this election, but for their continued participation in the future of our country.”
Since I live in Congresswoman Johnson’s district, I have been anticipating which candidate she would support. After Rep. Maxine Waters of California endorsed Senator Clinton, I didn’t know which way Rep. Johnson might go. I was glad to learn that Rep. Johnson endorsed Barack Obama, which means he should get her super delegate.
“I respect both candidates very much, and I have known Senator Clinton for a very long time,” said Johnson, “but because Senator Obama has been able to generate new interest among young bright minds, I am endorsing Senator Obama.” I appreciate the congresswoman for representing my interest and what I believe is the interest of the majority of our district.