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President Obama Endorses State Democrats

Press Releases
August 1, 2018
Mara Sloan
DLCC Communications Director
[email protected]
President Obama Endorses State Democrats
WASHINGTON — Today former President Barack Obama announced he is endorsing dozens of Democrats running for statehouses nationwide.
The candidates include veterans, educators, union advocates, small business owners, lawyers, health care workers, and more. The DLCC has also endorsed these changemakers and included them on its list of Spotlight Races.
“I’m proud to endorse such a wide and impressive array of Democratic candidates – leaders as diverse, patriotic, and big-hearted as the America they’re running to represent,” said President Obama. “I’m confident that, together, they’ll strengthen this country we love by restoring opportunity that’s broadly shared, repairing our alliances and standing in the world, and upholding our fundamental commitment to justice, fairness, responsibility, and the rule of law. But first, they need our votes – and I’m eager to make the case for why Democratic candidates deserve our votes this fall.”
“As a former state legislator himself, President Obama recognizes the importance of electing strong leaders at the state level, and the DLCC is proud to join him in endorsing this group of exceptional candidates,” said DLCC Executive Director Jessica Post. “These candidates will stand up for democratic values and work to move our nation forward one state at a time. The DLCC has already flipped 44 seats from red to blue since the 2016 election, and we will continue to build Democratic momentum and win more majorities this fall.”
Endorsed candidates include:
The Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee is the only organization exclusively committed to electing Democrats to state legislatures all over the country and winning Democratic control of chambers. For over two decades, the DLCC has been working with state legislative leaders to invest strategically in state programs, which has led to Democrats flipping 44 seats since Trump’s inauguration. The DLCC is building on Democrats’ winning momentum and continues to lay the groundwork for substantial gains in 2018 in statehouses nationwide. State Democrats recently scored critical victories in Missouri, PennsylvaniaNew YorkNew HampshireKentuckyFlorida, Minnesota, and elsewhere, while also leading the resistance against the Trump administration’s extremist policies. You can learn more about critical upcoming elections and follow DLCC’s Spotlight Races at
For more information or to schedule an interview with the DLCC, please contact Mara Sloan at [email protected].
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