U.S. presidential hopeful Barack Obama has received a major endorsement from the powerful Teamsters labor union, which represents some one-point-four million members.
Jim Hoffa, the chief of the union, comprised mainly of freight drivers and warehouse workers, issued a statement Wednesday saying the Illinois senator understands the challenges working people face.
Obama claimed his 10th straight win in Democratic Party nominating contests, beating rival, New York Senator Hillary Clinton Tuesday in Hawaii and Wisconsin. He leads the former first lady in the total number of pledged delegates needed to secure the Democratic nomination.
Clinton's husband, former President Bill Clinton, told his wife's supporters Wednesday if she does not win the Texas and Ohio primaries March fourth, he doubts she can be the nominee. Clinton and Obama are to hold a debate in Texas Thursday.