President Obama endorsed Democrat Scott Murphy today in his bid to win the 20th Congressional District.
Here’s some of what he said in an email to supporters:
“Scott Murphy is the right candidate for Upstate New York to turn the economy around and create jobs. Scott has the right experience, with a record of creating real, high-paying jobs in Upstate New York. Now he’s ready to go to Washington to continue that work alongside me and Democrats and Republicans in Congress. He has shown he’s willing to take a stand for the people in his district by supporting the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to get Upstate New York’s economy moving again.”
“Not only will Scott Murphy be a strong ally in creating jobs and stabilizing the economy, he also shares my commitment to improving health care, bringing our schools into the 21st century, and pushing for openness in government and responsible budgeting.”
“Scott Murphy will follow in the footsteps of Kirsten Gillibrand by delivering for Upstate New York, and I look forward to working with him in Congress.”
Murphy responded: “I could not be more honored and humbled to have the President’s support. I look forward to working with the President as well as Democrats and Republicans in Washington to implement his recovery package, help create jobs Upstate, and ultimately get our economy back on track.”