Senator Barbara A. Mikulski (D-Md.), a national chair of the Hillary for President presidential campaign, released the following statement today:
“I have been so proud and honored to serve as national co-chair for Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign. The respect and admiration I had for Hillary before this process has only increased. We have all seen what she is made of: unflinching and unflagging. She is an agent of change, fighting so everyone has the freedom to achieve.
“Today, I am equally proud to join Hillary in my enthusiastic endorsement of Barack Obama for President. This is truly a historic event. Senator Obama and his supporters should savor this tremendous accomplishment. We have seen record turnout, a spirited campaign and a debate on the issues that matter to the American public.
“I will cast my vote for Barack at the Democratic Convention but, long before August, I will lend my voice and energy to his campaign. We need a President who will bring our troops home safely and swiftly, and get our economy back on track. I believe we are on a historic journey to change the direction of this country. “