President Barack Obama previously signaled he will get involved in the upcoming election, but today he actually did something.
Obama endorsed more than 200 candidates nationwide.
The people he endorsed include U.S. Rep. Matt Cartwright, the Moosic Democrat and 8th Congressional District congressman seeking a fifth two-year term.
Obama issued the endorsement on Medium, an 8-year-old site that bills itself as a venue for exchanging ideas.
“I’m proud to endorse this diverse and hopeful collection of thoughtful, empathetic, and highly qualified Democrats,” Obama wrote. “Together, these candidates will help us redeem our country’s promise by sticking up for working class people, restoring fairness and opportunity to our system, and fighting for the good of all Americans — not just those at the top. They make me optimistic not just about our party’s chances in November, but about our country’s future long after that.
Cartwright’s opponent, Republican Jim Bognet, already has the endorsement of Donald Trump Jr. and a host of national and local Republican leaders. I’m betting he will eventually get a formal endorsement from the president, too, if not a visit backing his candidacy.