Yesterday on Twitter former President Obama announced his “first wave” list of 81 candidate endorsements for the 2018 midterm elections. The list includes five candidates from Pennsylvania, including Abington’s Representative Madeleine Dean.
Madeleine Dean (Democrat, U.S. House, PA-4th) was born in Glenside and is a current member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in the 153rd District. Dean will run against Republican Dan David in the 4th District’s in the upcoming election. The former incumbent in the 4th District, Scott Perry, is running for election in the re-drawn 10th District.
Obama has been quiet since he left office, but according to Politico, “But with the midterms approaching, people close to him say he’ll shift into higher gear: campaigning, focusing his endorsements on down-ballot candidates, and headlining fundraisers. He’ll activate his 15,000-member campaign alumni association for causes and candidates he supports.”
See former President Obama’s Tweet from August 1st
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: pic.twitter.com/gWzalQhFas
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) August 1, 2018