AP: Barack Obama picked up the endorsement of Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar Sunday night, giving him another superdelegate supporter.
In a statement provided to The Associated Press, Klobuchar said Obama "has inspired an enthusiasm and idealism that we have not seen in this country in a long time."
Klobuchar, a freshman Democrat, said Obama speaks "with a different voice, bringing a new perspective and inspiring a real excitement from the American people." She compared him to the late Hubert Humphrey, who served as a senator from Minnesota and as vice president.
Obama carried Minnesota by a large margin over rival Hillary Rodham Clinton last month.
"My endorsement reflects both Barack's strong support in my state and my own independent judgment about his abilities," Klobuchar said.
She cited their work together on issues such as ethics reform and toy safety.
"Barack has been a proven agent for change and advocate for middle-class Americans," Klobuchar said.
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