Hillary Clinton's superdelegate endorsement drought ended today when she scored an expected but needed coup in picking up the endorsement of John Murtha, Democratic Congressman who represents PA-12. PA-12 is an Appalachia district that is a bit convoluted in shape as it takes in the eastern and southern reaches of the Pittsburgh city region.
Murtha's district is a five pledged delegate district. It is also a fairly conservative Democratic district with a small African American population, and a small creative class population. It is an area of Pennslyvania that is similiar to the west of I-81 which is where Clinton cleaned up in the Virginia primary. I would be shocked if Obama only loses this district by 18 points which is what he needs to do to hold the district to a 3:2 split for Clinton.
Murtha is throwing his support in the same direction as his distrct. Not a big surprise.