Every Candidate Barack Obama Has Endorsed for 2018 Midterms

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Breaking tradition of past presidents, former President Barack Obama has inserted himself back into politics for the 2018 midterm election and has been campaigning hard for Democratic wins across the country. The former president has officially endorsed 341 people, from gubernatorial candidates to lower-ticket local candidates.

U.S. House Endorsements

Obama focused most of his endorsements on the House of Representatives, which Democrats are hoping to take control of. Most major polls indicate Democrats will win back the House, but only by a slight margin. Some of Obama’s most notable House endorsements include New York candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who has identified herself as a Democratic socialist, and California candidate Ammar Campa-Najjar, who’s been the target of Islamaphobic attack ads.

U.S. Senate Endorsements

Obama only endorsed five Senate candidates across the United States. But his chosen candidates in Nevada, Arizona, and Florida have tough battles on Tuesday as polls show those races will be particularly close.

Governor Endorsements

Democrats are hoping for significant gains in gubernatorial seats across the country. Notably, Obama supported the Democratic candidates running in Florida and Georgia, the two states that have provided the most-watched gubernatorial races this year.

The former president went beyond major offices and also supported people running for state senate, state house, state assembly, and other lower-ticket candidates. Check out Obama’s full list of endorsements here:

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