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Check Out the Next Round of Barack Obama 2018 Endorsements

Check Out the Next Round of Barack Obama 2018 Endorsements

Former President Barack Obama yesterday released his newest round of endorsements ahead of the November 7th midterm elections. At the federal level, Obama put his seal of approval behind Joe Neguse, Colorado’s Second Congressional District; Jahana Hayes, Connecticut’s 5th Congressional District; Stephanie Murphy, Florida’s 7th Congressional District; Lucy McBath, Georgia’s 6th Congressional District; Sharice Davids, Kansas’ Third Congressional District; Ayanna Pressley, Massachusetts’ 7th Congressional District; Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, New York’s 14th Congressional District; Linda Coleman, North Carolina’s Second Congressional District; Verónica Escobar, Texas’ 16th Congressional District; Gina Ortiz Jones, Texas’ 23rd Congressional District; Sylvia García, Texas’ 29th Congressional District; and Randy “Iron Stache” Bryce, Wisconsin’s First Congressional District. On the state executive level, Obama endorsed AZ gubernatorial candidate David García; AZ Attorney General candidate January Contreras; FL gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum; MD gubernatorial candidate Ben Jealous; MA gubernatorial candidate Jay González; NV AG candidate Aaron Ford; NV Secretary of State candidate Nelson Araujo; NM gubernatorial candidate Michelle Luján Grisham; NM Lt. Governor candidate Howie Morales; and WI Lt. Governor candidate Mandela Barnes. “I’m proud to endorse even more Democratic candidates who aren’t just running against something, but for something—to expand opportunity for all of us and to restore dignity, honor, and compassion to public service. They deserve your vote,” Obama said. Overall, he made 260 new endorsements. There were some notable omissions including MN AG candidate Congressman Keith Ellison and Texas senatorial candidate Congressman Beto O’Rourke. See the full list of endorsements here.


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NYT Names East Africa Bureau Chief

NYT Names East Africa Bureau Chief