Raleigh – Earlier today, President Obama announced his first wave of endorsements for the 2018 midterm election, including six North Carolina House and Senate candidates:

  • Wiley Nickel (SD 16)
  • Ron Wesson (HD 1)
  • Terence Everitt (HD 35)
  • Julie von Haefen (HD 36)
  • Sydney Batch (HD 37)
  • Rachel Hunt (HD 103)

In announcing the endorsement, President Obama said “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. But first, they need our votes.”

“North Carolina Democrats are immensely proud of our candidates for receiving President Obama’s endorsement and we look forward to seeing how their hard work, dedication, and commitment to Democratic values brings positive change to North Carolina.” NCDP Chairman Wayne Goodwin said.

“I am honored to be running for the NC Senate with the support and official endorsement of President Barack Obama,” Wiley Nickel (SD 16) said. “As a former White House staffer, I am proud to run a campaign that continues the work we started back in 2008.”

“I am honored to receive President Obama’s endorsement,” Ron Wesson (HD 1) said, “President Obama has never stopped fighting for progress and I look forward to continuing that fight as a member of the North Carolina General Assembly.”

“President Obama stands for the Democratic values we hold dear in North Carolina – quality public education, affordable health care, and equal access to opportunity for everyone,” Terence Everitt (HD 35) said. “I am honored and humbled to receive his endorsement and support.”

“President Obama has shown us what can happen when we put aside our partisan differences and work towards a greater good,” Julie von Haefen (HD 36) said. “To receive his endorsement is a true honor.”

“I am deeply honored to receive the support of President Obama,” Sydney Batch (HD 37) said. “With the continued support and enthusiasm from our community and our state, we can win this race and bring common sense back to North Carolina.”

“From supporting public education to fighting for fair maps, President Obama has stood up for Democratic values across our nation,” Rachel Hunt (HD 103) said. “I am honored to receive his endorsement to continue the fight for these shared values in Raleigh.”

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