Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. Endorses Hillary Clinton

Robert Kennedy, Jr. endorsed Hillary Clinton today. 

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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.

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2 Responses to Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. Endorses Hillary Clinton

  1. John Boquist says:

    I must say that I can’t figure out why the left now called progressives which to me seems more regressive back to a socialist style of government still love the people that don’t walk the walk they talk. How is it that all the Kennedy’s and Clinton’s can fly on Private Jets, and ride in caravans of SUV’s then tell me to ride a bike. Robert Kennedy is no hero…he has not put his life in any danger, or gone above the level of great risk to his wealth. No the hero’s are they people who are busy working to feed their families. The men and women who secure our country. The men and women who answer all the calls at 911 then respond to our needs for help. I am a libertarian at heart and believe the less government the better and more personal responsibility for your own life good and bad.

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