Obama backs dozens of candidates in first wave of 2018 endorsements

Former President Barack Obama endorsed a bevy of Democratic candidates in announcing his preliminary involvement in the upcoming midterm elections.

In a statement released on Wednesday, he expressed pride in what he called a “wide and impressive array” of candidates “as diverse, patriotic, and big-hearted as the America they’re running to represent.”

Among the 81 endorsements he revealed this week are several big names in the party, including California gubernatorial hopeful Gavin Newsom.

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His list of preferred candidates also included several with ties to the Obama administration.

“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,” he wrote.

Though these represented his first endorsements, Obama has been active in the party since leaving office, including through fundraising efforts.

He is expected to announce additional endorsements as Election Day draws nearer.

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