Inslee gets blockbuster endorsement in governor's race - from Obama

Democratic candidate Jay Inslee has picked up the biggest endorsement in his campaign for governor of Washington — from President Barack Obama.

Inslee's campaign announced the endorsement Monday, Sept. 10. Campaign officials said it was President Obama's first gubernatorial endorsement of the 2012 campaign.

“I want to thank President Obama for his endorsement, and I look forward to working with him to strengthen Washington’s economy,” Inslee said. “This election couldn’t be more important for the future of our middle class.”

Inslee's campaign released the endorsement from President Obama: “Jay Inslee is the type of authentic, independent leader that Washington needs now, more than ever. His leadership on the emerging clean energy economy has the potential to make Washington the hub of an innovative, job-creating industry that serves as the foundation for long-lasting economic growth in every corner of the state."

“I am happy to give Jay Inslee my endorsement today. I am confident the people of Washington will give him their endorsement this November,” Obama said.


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