PRESS RELEASE from Obama for America
December 11, 2007

Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter Endorses Obama
Elected on strong opposition to the Iraq war, Shea-Porter praises Obama for his judgment in opposing the war, taking principled stands on tough issues

Shea-Porter will serve as a national co-chair of Obama for America

MANCHESTER, NH —Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter of New Hampshire’s First District announced today that she is endorsing Senator Barack Obama’s campaign for change.  In her successful race to unseat an incumbent Republican in the 2006 elections, Congresswoman Shea-Porter galvanized voters by demanding a change of course in Iraq and standing up for principles.

“Carol’s exactly the kind of leader we need in Washington,” Senator Obama said. “When she ran in 2006, Carol didn’t care what the polls said.  She ran on her convictions—to end this war in Iraq.  And because she stood up for what she believed in, the voters of New Hampshire stood with her.  That’s how we’re going to win this election, and it’s how we’re going to change Washington.”

Congresswoman Shea-Porter will serve as a national co-chair of the Obama campaign.

“Sen. Barack Obama stands ready to lead our nation for the next eight years. He will heal our divisions at home and abroad. I know the Senator will use diplomacy before force wherever possible and will show intelligent restraint. After all, he was the one who turned a cold, sober eye on the Iraq evidence and accurately judged it, and wisely spoke against the war. That showed true leadership and courage.”




December 11, 2007

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