FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 2, 2007
CALIFORNIA DEMOCRATIC LEADER JOHN BURTON ENDORSES JOHN EDWARDS FOR PRESIDENT
Chapel Hill, North Carolina - The John Edwards for President campaign announced today that California Democratic leader John Burton endorsed Senator John Edwards for President and will help lead Edwards' campaign in California.
"John has spent his life fighting for those without a voice - our children, people struggling with illness and people living in poverty," said Edwards. "I am honored to have his support and look forward to working with him change our country, so every America has the opportunity to succeed."
Burton has been a Democratic leader in California for more than 40 years, having served in the U.S. House of Representatives, the California Assembly and the California State Senate, where he served as President Pro Tem from 1998 to 2004. He is currently the Chair of the John Burton Foundation for Children Without Homes.
Burton endorsed Edwards saying, "I supported John Edwards in the 2004
primaries and I'm proud to support him again because I believe he is the
best candidate to lead our country and the best chance Democrats have at
taking back the White House. Our country desperately needs John's
leadership - he has a clear vision to change our country and detailed plans
to provide universal health care and end poverty in America. He is committed
to helping working and middle class Americans and building a country that
works for every American."