Obama Endorses Cavanaugh


Jon Brown Associate Editor
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Former President Barack Obama endorsed Kevin Cavanaugh, a Democratic candidate for the New Hampshire state legislature, in a press release Monday.

Cavanaugh was among 260 Democratic candidates publicly supported by Obama in his latest wave of mid-term endorsements, according to a press release issued by Obama’s office on Monday.

The list is Obama’s second round of endorsements for the mid-term elections, following a series of 81 candidates who received his stamp of approval in August. The candidates are running in congressional, gubernatorial and state legislative races.

According to the statement, Obama said, “The Democratic Party has always made the biggest difference in the lives of the American people when we lead with conviction, principle, and bold, new ideas. Our incredible array of candidates up and down the ticket, all across the country, make up a movement of citizens who are younger, more diverse, more female than ever before.”

Other candidates included in the list are Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a Democratic socialist who is running to represent New York’s 14th congressional district; Ben Jealous, the former head of the NAACP running to be Maryland governor; and Andrew Gillum, who could be the first African-American governor of Florida.