MoveOn.org is a progressive political community, organised predominantly online, with over 3 million members.
For the first time they’ve endorsed a Democratic candidate, lending their weight and organising skills to that person’s campaign.
Obama took the endorsement over Clinton 70-30, with around 300,000 votes cast in total.
Obama has said of the endorsement:
“In just a few years, the members of MoveOn have once again demonstrated that real change comes not from the top-down, but from the bottom-up. From their principled opposition to the Iraq warâ€”a war I also opposed from the startâ€”to their strong support for a number of progressive causes, MoveOn shows what Americans can achieve when we come together in a grassroots movement for change. I thank them for their support and look forward to working with their members in the weeks and months ahead.”
This should be a huge boost to his campaign heading into Super Tuesday.