Friday, June 20, 2008 | 2:32 p.m.
In the latest sign that Hillary Clinton supporters are getting over their candidate's loss and moving on, Rep. Shelley Berkley announced her support for Barack Obama today after the two spoke about a number of issues, including Yucca Mountain, Social Security and Medicare, the economy, health care reform and the Middle East.
Berkley supported Clinton in the primaries.
“Barack Obama is my choice for President because he brings the hope of a brighter future, and he will deliver the change our nation is craving,” she said in a statement. “Senator Obama has visited Nevada numerous times and he understands our issues. He is well aware of how the economic slowdown has impacted our state. I know Senator Obama is looking forward to campaigning in Nevada and I look forward to helping him win in Las Vegas and throughout the Silver State this November.”
In other Obama endorsement news, the presumptive Democratic nominee won the support of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Thursday. With 1.4 million members, the union is the largest affiliate of the AFL-CIO and campaigned aggressively for Clinton during the primaries, including during the Nevada caucus.