Gephardt Endorses Hillary

NEW YORK - Democrat Hillary Rodham Clinton has picked up another endorsement in her bid for the White House.

Former House Democratic leader Dick Gephardt of Missouri plans to discuss his endorsement in a conference call with reporters this afternoon.  Gephardt twice ran for president himself.

The backing comes as Clinton finishes up a four-day campaign swing through Iowa.

The one-time St. Louis congressman won the Iowa caucuses in his first presidential bid in 1988.  But lack of funds cost his campaign momentum and he dropped out of the race after that year's "Super Tuesday" primaries.

In his second bid in 2004, Gephardt counted on getting an early boost from Iowa, but came in fourth.  He ended his campaign the next day.

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