The ever-courteous Hank Johnson has given those Democrats who want his DeKalb County seat in Congress a long weekend to think things over, plus this press release:
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama announced Thursday his endorsement of Congressman Hank Johnson, who represents Georgia’s Fourth Congressional District.
“Congressman Johnson has done an outstanding job,” said President Obama. “Together, we are fighting to renew our economy. Together, we passed historic health care reform. I am proud to stand with Hank and support his re-election.”
Qualifying begins on Monday.
Obama’s endorsement is, in fact, a license to print photos of Johnson and the president – real ones, no digital retouching necessary — in whatever fashion that pleases the congressman.
A total 322,301 people in DeKalb County cast ballots on Nov. 4, 2008 — 78 percent for Obama.
There is probably no need to note that Johnson was the first member of Congress from Georgia to endorse Obama in the 2008 campaign.
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