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22 April 2010

Hank Johnson Endorsed By President Obama

The re-election campaign of 4th district Congressman Hank Johnson received the endorsement of President Obama. Below is the press release announcing the endorsement:

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.”

"I am proud to have President Obama's endorsement,” said Johnson, who is running for a third term. “I am determined to continue our work to move America forward.”

President Obama and Congressman Johnson were colleagues in Congress and fellow members of the Congressional Black Caucus. Congressman Johnson was the first Member of Congress from Georgia to endorse then-Senator Obama's presidential campaign and served as its co-chair. He has been a strong supporter of President Obama's legislative priorities, including the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, health care reform, and financial regulatory reform.

Congressman Johnson serves as Southeast Regional Whip in the U.S. House of Representatives. He sits on the House Armed Services and Judiciary Committees and chairs the Judiciary Subcommittee on Courts and Competition Policy.

Georgia's Fourth Congressional District includes portions of DeKalb, Gwinnett, and Rockdale counties.