Former President Barack Obama made his “first wave” of endorsements nationwide in the 2018 race. While four Georgia Democrats received his good news, John Barrow, a national co-chair of Obama’s “Vote for Change” initiative during the 2008 presidential race, did not.
A message was left for the Barrow campaign and I’ll update when I have a response.
The lucky Peachy Dems were: Stacey Abrams, Sarah Riggs-Amico and Matthew Wilson and Shelly Hutchison, running for HD 80 and HD 107 respectively.
President Obama said in a statement released by the Abrams campaign:
She’s not running a campaign built on division or distraction; she’s running to lead one Georgia where everybody has opportunity, and everybody’s voice is heard. And she’s got the record of building consensus that shows she can deliver – with good jobs, great public education, expanded Medicaid, and secure, affordable health insurance for everyone. In a time when too many folks are focused simply on how to win an election, Stacey’s somebody who cares about something more important: why we should. That’s the kind of politics we should practice.