PRESS RELEASE from Obama for America
Feb. 6, 2008

U.S. Rep. Tim Walz Endorses Obama

ST. PAUL – U.S. Rep. Tim Walz (MN-01) announced his endorsement of Barack Obama for president, the campaign announced today. Walz’s endorsement comes the day after Obama won an overwhelming victory in the Minnesota caucuses, including over 60 percent in Walz’s district. He is the fourth Minnesota Congressman to endorse Obama’s campaign. Through his campaign, Walz released the following statement:

"The real winners of last night's caucuses were the people of Minnesota.  Voters turned out in record numbers to embrace the Democratic call for change.

“The next President will have a lot of work to do to clean up eight years of mismanagement from George W. Bush. I am confident that both Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama are up to the challenge.

“Last night at the Democratic caucuses, the voters of southern Minnesota overwhelmingly supported Senator Barack Obama and his hopeful vision for positive change.  As a superdelegate to the Democratic National Convention, I will honor their decision and support Senator Obama."