President Obama endorses 12 more Colorado midterm candidates

DENVER – Former President Barack Obama on Monday endorsed 12 more Colorado Democrats who are running for office in November’s midterm elections.

The new endorsements from Obama come after he endorsed 13 other Colorado Democrats on Aug. 1 as he waded back into politics and campaigning after remaining mostly out of the public eye over his first year and a half outside of the White House.

“Today, I’m proud to endorse even more Democratic candidates who aren’t just running against something, but for something—to expand opportunity for all of us and to restore dignity, honor and compassion to public service. They deserve your vote,” Obama said in a statement attached to the endorsements.

Those in Colorado receiving endorsements from Obama Monday are:

  • Dave Young – Treasurer
  • Joe Neguse – U.S. House of Representatives District 2
  • Jason Crow – U.S. House of Representatives District 6
  • Jeff Bridges – State House District 3
  • Tony Exum – State House District 17
  • Marc Snyder – State House District 18
  • Lisa Cutter – State House District 25
  • Yadira Caraveo – State House District 31
  • Matt Gray – State House District 33
  • Kyle Mullica – State House District 34
  • Tom Sullivan – State House District 37
  • Barbara McLachlan – State House District 59

Democrats currently hold the Colorado House of Representatives, but are trying to keep themselves in the majority in that chamber as they try to re-take the state Senate from Republicans. Crow is challenging five-term incumbent Rep. Mike Coffman, R-Colo., in the 6th congressional district and has led in several recent polls.

Obama had previously endorsed Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jared Polis, attorney general candidate Phil Weiser and secretary of state candidate Jena Griswold, along with a host of state senate candidates.

Among the higher-profile candidates Obama has yet to endorse is Diane Mitsch Bush, the Democrat challenging Rep. Scott Tipton in Colorado’s 3rd congressional district.

Obama on Monday also endorsed candidates in several other states.

For a full list of the candidates on November’s ballot in statewide races and local House and Senate district races, click here.

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