Bill Bradley to Endorse Obama

Political Radar reports that Bill Bradley will be endorsing Barack Obama on Monday:

ABC News’ Karen Travers Reports: Former Sen. Bill Bradley will endorse Sen. Barack Obama in New Hampshire on Monday, ABC News has learned.

A source close to the senator said that he has waited until now to endorse because he wanted to give former Sen. John Edwards a shot in Iowa first.

I wonder if other endorsements will follow, adding to Obama’s momentum. The implication from the second paragraph is that Bradley also agrees that Edwards no longer has a chance.

Update: Further sources are reporting the same. The Los Angeles Times says that “Bradley will praise Obama for working to build a wide coalition of Democrats, Republicans and independents in his bid to become the first African American presidential nominee for a major party.” They also note that his last endorsement didn’t work out so well as he endorsed Howard Dean. The difference here is that he waited until after Obama has the momentum to win, as opposed to backing Edwards as he was apparently considering.

The Politico has a slightly different quote from the upcoming statement:

Barack Obama is building a broad new coalition that brings together Democrats, independents and Republicans by once again making idealism a central focus of our politics

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