Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2008 | 11:23 a.m.
Rep. Shelley Berkley announced her endorsement of Sen. Hillary Clinton this morning, praising the former first lady’s positions on Yucca Mountain, health care, veterans, the economy and just about everything else.
Up to now, Berkley has preached neutrality along with Sen. Harry Reid (although his son, Clark County Commission Chairman Rory Reid heads Clinton’s campaign office.)
Berkley said she made her mind up just before Iowa, because people everywhere - during trips to Costco and at events, she mentioned - wanted to know who she supported.
She only took three questions in the 20-minute conference call. The first was a smart one from the RJ’s Erin Neff about a possible rift between the Democratic establishment - going for Clinton - and the Culinary - expected to go with Obama. Berkley said they will all be on the same page come November to get the Democratic nominee elected.
The others dealt with Hispanic issues and the economy.