Today Barack Obama announced his first wave of endorsement of 81 candidates in advance of November midterm elections, and makes it a priority to help Democrats take back control of the House and grow their caucus in the Senate, according to statement from his office. Endorsement lists includes several Obama administration and campaign alumni.
According to Bloomberg, Obama will also prioritize supporting redistricting targets recommended by the National Democratic Redistricting Committee.
In a statement, the former president said “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.”
The former president expects to campaign in several states this fall and to issue a second round of endorsements in advance of Nov. 6, according to his office.
The full list of mostly female endorsed candidates is below: