Bennie Thompson supporting Clinton for president

The top Democrat on the House Homeland Security Committee says he’s supporting Hillary Rodham Clinton for president in 2016.

Rep. Bennie Thompson of Mississippi tells The Associated Press he has known Clinton since the 1980s.

Thompson says Clinton has “a portfolio of experiences unmatched by anybody in the race.” He cites her work as secretary of state, U.S. senator and wife of a former president.