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Barack Obama Endorses 81 Democrats Running In The 2018 Midterm Elections

We see some familiar names, like Stacey Abrams!

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The midterm moment folks have been waiting for is here: former President Barack Obama has officially endorsed a full slate of candidates running in the midterm elections.

Our first black POTUS has kept a relatively low political profile since leaving the White House, but now he's stepping back into the spotlight.

According to The Daily Beast, Obama selected 81 candidates to give his full support. Among those chosen to receive his blessing include candidates running for both state offices and Congressional seats in California, Illinois, Georgia, Pennsylvania, Texas, Ohio, New York, New Jersey, New Mexico, Nevada and more. 

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One particularly notable name on the list is Georgia governor hopeful Stacey Abrams, who made history to become the first black woman to win a major party nomination for governor. Her win would make her the first black female governor in history.  

Notably absent is New York's rising Democratic star Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

According to Politico, Obama's office confirmed he will begin to campaign in several states this fall and will announce his second round of endorsements prior to the November midterm election. 


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