Obama announces his 'first wave' of endorsements for 2018 midterms

Former President Barack Obama on Tuesday announced his “first wave” of endorsements for the 2018 midterm elections.

He shared the list via Twitter and wrote: “Today I’m proud to endorse such a wide and impressive array of Democratic candidates – leaders as diverse, patriotic, and big-hearted as the America they’re running to represent.”

“I’m confident that, together, they’ll strengthen this country we love by restoring opportunity, repairing our alliances and standing in the world, and upholding our fundamental commitment to justice, fairness, responsibility, and the rule of law,” Obama continued. “But first, they need our votes.”

Obama’s endorsements include Gavin Newsom (California), J.B. Pritzker (Illinois), Jacky Rosen (Nevada), Antonio Delgado (New York), and Susan Wild (Pennsylvania).