Posted by Josh Drobnyk
Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell will announce his support for Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton today at an event in Philadelphia, according to a source affiliated with the campaign. The endorsement will come at a midday news conference at City Hall as Clinton heads to New Jersey for evening campaign events.
Rendell's support comes late in the game, in a state whose primary is scheduled for April 22, but it will give her day-long news coverage in the New Jersey-Delaware-Pennsylvania media market less than two weeks before Super Tuesday, when she hopes to grab support in key northeastern states, including New Jersey. It could also give her a fundraising boost in Pennsylvania, where Rendell remains widely popular.
With Rendell's support, Clinton has now wrapped up several key endorsements in the state, including that of new Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter.