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Obama announces endorsement for Rachel Crooks




TIFFIN, OH — Former President Barack Obama announced Monday that the Democratic candidate for the District 88 seat in the Ohio House, Rachel Crooks, has earned his endorsement.

Obama issued his support for Crooks, a higher education administrator, in his second wave of endorsements related to the upcoming midterm elections.

“Over the next several weeks, we have a chance to elect lots of talented, diverse, patriotic candidates who represent what’s best in the American spirit. So if you don’t like what’s going on right now, don’t boo. Vote,” Obama said.

Obama is supporting  a total of 260 Democratic candidates in his second list for U.S. Senate and U.S. House, governor and state legislature.

“To be endorsed by Barack Obama is indescribable! He is a man of integrity who served our country honorably for eight years and continues to inspire us with calls for hope and unity,” Rachel Crooks 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,” Obama said in a statement.

“They’re Americans who aren’t just running against something, but for something. They’re running to expand opportunity and restore the honor and compassion that should be the essence of public service. I’m proud to endorse so many of them today, and I’m eager to continue making the case for why they deserve our votes this November.”

Obama added that he focused on close races in which his support would make a “meaningful difference” this November. The official endorsements come two months after he endorsed 81 Democratic candidates in early August.

They also come as he campaigns around the country on behalf of Democratic candidates.

You can view Obama’s tweet which outlines his second round of endorsements below:

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