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President Obama Brings Even More Grassroots Energy to a Campaign on the Rise

President Obama Brings Even More Grassroots Energy to a Campaign on the Rise
President Barack Obama has thrown his support behind St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman and electrified an already energized Democratic base
St. Petersburg, FL – Former President Barack Obama is throwing his support behind St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman.
With Democrats around the country energized and ready to resist the Trump White House, the former President’s endorsement will galvanize the fired-up grassroots movement growing across the state. Democratic Mayor Rick Kriseman is currently running for reelection against a former two-term Republican mayor being backed by major Trump and GOP donors. An endorsement by the Democratic Party’s most recognizable standard bearer will serve to energize the Democratic base.
Democrats from around the country are organizing and rising up against the harmful Trump administration. Grassroots enthusiasm is growing and the Rick Kriseman re-election campaign has seen a wave of Democratic activism from residents determined to continue moving their community forward. 
For Democratic activists who have been on the ground campaigning for Kriseman since early April, the president’s endorsement offers fresh vitality and a renewed sense of mission.
“President Obama’s endorsement affirms Mayor Kriseman’s strong record of progressive accomplishments that have helped move St. Pete forward. On climate change, criminal justice reform and building an economy that works for everyone–Mayor Kriseman has been at the forefront. With the President behind us, Florida Democrats will continue organizing and redouble their efforts to ensure that bold progressives like Mayor Kriseman are elected. Every single voter counts and we have the power to change our country, one conversation, and one election at a time.” said Florida Democratic Party Chair Stephen Bittel.
President Obama’s support comes in addition to a significant investment of resources by the Florida Democratic Party as well as endorsements from other top Democrats including U.S. Senator Bill NelsonCongressman Charlie Crist and State House Democratic Leader Janet Cruz.
This endorsement in Florida’s fourth largest city, signals a party on the rise and a serious commitment to electing Democrats up and down the ballot.

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