Former Vice President Walter Mondale, the 1984 Democratic presidential nominee, is planning to endorse Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.), The Hill has learned.
Mondale's endorsement could prove especially valuable in Iowa, which borders his home state of Minnesota. Mondale won Iowa overwhelmingly in the '84 primary.
The endorsement is fitting given Mondale's decision more than two decades ago to select Geraldine Ferraro as his running mate, the first time a woman was tapped to serve on a major party's presidential ticket. If Clinton wins the Democratic nomination, she would also make history.