From NBC's Mark Murray
The Clinton folks aren't the only ones who picked up an endorsement from a member of Congress today. This afternoon, the Obama campaign announced that New Jersey congressman Steve Rothman endorsed the Illinois senator.
And with yesterday's testy back-and-forth between Clinton and Obama still fresh in people's minds, Rothman delivered this line on Obama's national security credentials: "Last week's National Intelligence Estimate proves that we are no safer than we were before the attacks of September 11th," Rothman said in a press release. "It's time to turn the page and bring an end to the Bush-Cheney foreign policy... Barack Obama is the best candidate for President, with the strength and character to change our broken politics and restore America's standing in the world. He will engage in the aggressive diplomacy necessary to hold countries that pose the greatest threats to our national security accountable. Senator Obama also possesses the resolve to use military force, if necessary, to protect America."