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Hillary Clinton Just Got a Key Endorsement from Nancy Pelosi

Presidential Candidate Hillary Clinton Attends Meetings With Legislators  On Capitol HillPresidential Candidate Hillary Clinton Attends Meetings With Legislators  On Capitol Hill
Hillary Clinton (l) and House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi in July 2015.Photograph by Alex Wong — Getty Images

House minority leader Nancy Pelosi has endorsed Hillary Clinton for president. The California Democrat had held off on a formal endorsement but on Tuesday, the day her state holds its presidential primary, Pelosi announced her support for the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee.

Pelosi told ABC’s Good Morning America that “I’m a voter in California and I have voted for Hillary Clinton for president of the United States and proud to endorse her for that position.”

Pelosi told ABC she believes Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont, Clinton’s rival, will be a constructive force for 2016.

Clinton reached the 2,383 delegates needed to become the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee on the eve of Tuesday’s voting, according to an Associated Press tally.

Her total is comprised of pledged delegates won in primaries and caucuses, as well as superdelegates — the party officials and officeholders who can back a candidate of their choosing.

 

Clinton greeted news of her achievement with a measured response. She’s wary of depressing turnout in the impending contests and eager to save the revelry for a big victory party in Brooklyn.