Former President Barack Obama is keeping up the fight for a better future for the United States. This week, as the general elections approach, he has unveiled a wave of endorsements for Democratic candidates across the country who are running for offices ranging from governor to Senator to state legislator. He called the candidates “thoughtful, empathetic, and highly qualified,” and encouraged his followers to make sure to vote early, which helps avoid any potential last-minute issues and thereby also helps make sure that their voices get heard.
As Obama put it in his full endorsement announcement:
‘I’m proud to endorse this diverse and hopeful collection of thoughtful, empathetic, and highly qualified Democrats. Together, these candidates will help us redeem our country’s promise by sticking up for working class people, restoring fairness and opportunity to our system, and fighting for the good of all Americans — not just those at the top. They make me optimistic not just about our party’s chances in November, but about our country’s future long after that.’
Check it out via the tweet below:
I’m proud to endorse this diverse and hopeful collection of thoughtful, empathetic, and highly qualified Democrats. If you’re in one of their districts or states, make sure you vote for them this fall. And if you can, vote early—by mail or in person. https://t.co/PSm3Rf3wkF pic.twitter.com/7RXrJriBz8
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) August 3, 2020
Obama has previously endorsed presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden, who served in Obama’s own administration as vice president. Obama has campaigned for Biden in the time since, at least as much as he can considering the restrictions on in-person events due to the Coronavirus pandemic. In one day of web-based events back in June, Obama — appearing alongside Biden — helped the Biden campaign raise a full $11 million. In the second quarter of 2020, Biden ended up raising more than Trump did overall — across the period as a whole, Biden and the Democratic National Committee raised more than $282 million, while Trump and the Republican National Committee raised just $266 million.
The fundraising lead for the Democrats underscores the widespread public enthusiasm for getting Trump out of office. For over two months, Biden has led Trump in national polls by an average of at least 7 percent, according to RealClearPolitics.
Check out Twitter’s response to Obama below: