This is really great news!
Our most popular president of recent times has fully endorsed Ned Lamont in his race for governor of Connecticut!
Former President Barack Obama gave his endorsement to begin the final full month of campaigning:
“When Ned Lamont stood up to his own party and opposed the war in Iraq more than a decade ago, he showed the courage to do what was right. As a businessman who started and ran a successful company in Connecticut, Ned demonstrated how to bring people together and create good-paying jobs – while still finding time to volunteer as a teacher and help students in Bridgeport. That’s why I’m so proud to endorse Ned Lamont for Governor. If elected, Ned will do what he’s done his whole life to turn the state around and ensure a more hopeful future: he’ll protect working families, improve Connecticut’s business climate, and refuse to back down from making the tough choices.”
Lamont enthusiastically accepted the endorsement, and he had this to say about President Obama:
“President Obama represents the very best of America. His presidency inspired the country and the world, and demonstrated what real leadership looks like. That’s why I am honored to have earned President Obama’s endorsement. If elected, I will fight for the things he fought for: lowering the burden on the middle class, increasing access to healthcare, standing up for women, and creating jobs and opportunity. I will also reach across the aisle and work with Republicans, as well as leaders in business, labor, and academia to put in place policies that lower the property tax, jumpstart economic growth, and solve the fiscal challenge facing Connecticut. I’m incredibly humbled to receive President Obama’s support as we enter the final stretch of this campaign.”