Network News

X My Profile
View More Activity

A Memorable Endorsement

Rosalind Helderman

Can't quite remember who you're supporting for president of the United States?

You're not alone.

Last month, the Maryland campaign of Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) sent out a long list of state politicians who had decided to back his bid for the Democratic nomination. Among the names was Prince George's County Executive Jack B. Johnson (D).

But asked Monday if he was excited about his candidate's big win at the Iowa caucuses, Johnson immediately said he is excited about the Democratic party's prospects in November and that he plans to support the party's nominee, whomever that might turn out to be.

"I haven't endorsed anyone," he said when pressed. "I'm supporitng the Democratic nominee right now."

After the event, Johnson spokesman James Keary called to say Johnson had checked his records and discovered that he had, indeed, "authorized the use of his name" by the Obama campaign.

Asked how Johnson could forget endorsing a presidential candidate, Keary said, "He just wanted to check his records...He wanted to see exactly what he authorized his name be used on."

By Rosalind Helderman  |  January 8, 2008; 8:29 AM ET
Categories:  Rosalind Helderman  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz   Previous: Coming Up In Maryland Politics
Next: Edwards Protests Wynn Fundraiser

No comments have been posted to this entry.

The comments to this entry are closed.

RSS Feed
Subscribe to The Post

© 2010 The Washington Post Company