President Obama Endorses Congresswoman Jackson Lee


 Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee is running for her 9th term to represent the 18th Congressional District  in the United States Congress.


She is facing Houston City Councilman Jarvis Johnson and Houston attorney Sean Roberts.


Johnson has said  that one of the reasons he is challenging Jackson Lee  is because she campaigned for  Hillary Clinton in the presidential primary, even though her district overwhelming supported Barack Obama.


That hasn’t seemed to hurt Congresswoman Jackson Lee’s relationship with the President.  Today her campaign released the statement below. 


President Barack Obama has endorsed Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee of the 18th Congressional District for her re-election.


“Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee is a tireless champion for Houston’s working families,” said President Obama.  “That’s why we need her back in Congress to help my efforts to bring real jobs back to Houston and the nation.  I need you to cast your vote for Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee.


“I am grateful and humbled to receive this endorsement from President Obama,” said Jackson Lee.  “When he asked me to campaign for him, I found it so rewarding to see the outpouring of support for the change he represented and now he is the change agent that America and Houston needs today.  I am proud to be working with President Barack Obama as we work to change lives for the better.


“Now that he is in office, it is exciting to work with President Obama on the many important issues facing our country,” the Congresswoman continued.  “Now more than ever, I am grateful for the President’s trust and confidence in me.”


President Obama joins a long list of individuals and organizations endorsing Congresswoman Jackson Lee for re-election.  A complete list is attached.

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