Major Owens Endorses Barack Obama

One day after Hillary Clinton received the endorsement of the Brooklyn Democratic Party, former congressman and Brooklyn mainstay Major Owens is announcing his support of Barack Obama for president.

In a public statement (going out any minute), Owens says,

"Obama stands for the concerns of the masses in the black community who have been let down by the broken promises of past leadership. Our leadership on both sides of the aisle has continued to fail us by supporting the war in Iraq and by standing by while poverty, disparities in our healthcare system and lack of affordable education opportunities for young people weaken our communities. It is time to shake loose from the past and Senator Obama’s record shows that he will deliver on his promise to stand up for us in the White House.”

Also, if you missed it, Horowitz has a nice write-up of the scene during Hillary’s visit to Williamsburg here.