CHICAGO – Kwame Raoul, Democratic candidate for attorney general, issued the following statement in response to his endorsement by President Barack Obama.
I sincerely appreciate the endorsement of my predecessor in the Illinois Senate and a great president, Barack Obama. We have lived in the same neighborhood, represented the same communities and worked to address many of the same challenges. His confidence is meaningful to me as I seek to continue my advocacy as Attorney General.
In announcing his first wave of midterm endorsements, Obama tweeted, “Today I’m proud to endorse such a wide and impressive array of Democratic candidates – leaders as diverse, patriotic, and big-hearted as the America they’re running to represent. I’m confident that, together, they’ll strengthen this country we love by restoring opportunity, repairing our alliances and standing in the world, and upholding our fundamental commitment to justice, fairness, responsibility, and the rule of law.”
Raoul was appointed to represent the 13th District in the Illinois Senate in November 2004, when Obama was elected to the U.S. Senate.