Both release morning statements on Obama’s No. 2 selection.
Hagel: “Joe Biden is the right partner for Barack Obama…. An Obama-Biden ticket is a very impressive and strong team.” Read it here.
Lugar: “I congratulate Senator Barack Obama on his selection of my friend, Senator Joe Biden, to be his vice-presidential running mate.” Read it here.
Plus: Ted Kennedy weighs in from Hyannis Port, saying “Barack Obama said he wanted a strong independent leader and a strong advocate for average Americans, and he got one in Joe Biden.”