Robert Kennedy, Jr. endorsed Hillary Clinton today.
I’ve got to say this is a heavyweight endorsement for Clinton in my opinion. Robert Kennedy, Jr. is a progressive activist who’s admired and respected on his stance on environmental issues and voter fraud and he’s a Kennedy… not just any Kennedy mind you, he’s Bobby Jr..
As CNN notes, “at different points during the presidential race, both Sen. Barack Obama and former Sen. John Edwards have alternately drawn comparisons to Robert F. Kennedy,” but apparently Robert Kennedy, Jr. doesn’t see the comparison, as he chose to endorse Clinton who actually holds the Senate seat once held by his father.
From the Clinton campaign blog:
“Hillary Clinton has the strength and experience to bring the war in Iraq to an end and reverse the potentially devastating effects of global warming,” Kennedy said. “I watched proudly as Hillary won over New Yorkers across the state in her race for the Senate seat my father once held. Since then, she’s been reelected in a landslide victory and proven that she is ready to lead this nation from her first day in office. Hillary will inspire the real change America needs.”
“Bobby has worked tirelessly to protect our environment and raise awareness about the dangers of global warming and pollution,” Hillary said. “I’m deeply honored to have his support and counsel.”
Kennedy serves as Chief Prosecuting Attorney for the Hudson Riverkeeper and President of Waterkeeper Alliance. He is also a Clinical Professor and Supervising Attorney at Pace University School of Law’s Environmental Litigation Clinic and is co-host of Ring of Fire on Air America Radio. Earlier in his career he served as Assistant District Attorney in New York City.
In recognition of his environmental efforts, Time Magazine named him one of its “Heroes for the Planet” for his success leading the fight to restore the Hudson River.
Robert Kennedy, Jr., Kerry supporters will remember was also an early endorser of John Kerry in ’03.