Obama endorses additional 12 Nevada Democratic candidates ahead of midterms

Former President Barack Obama has officially endorsed another 12 Nevada Democrats on the 2018 ballot as part of a second wave of more than 260 midterm endorsements nationwide.

Obama previously endorsed a slew of Democratic candidates in the state, including gubernatorial candidate Steve Sisolak, U.S. Senate candidate Jacky Rosen and congressional candidates Susie Lee and Steven Horsford.

He added to that list of endorsements by backing three statewide candidates — lieutenant governor candidate Kate Marshall, attorney general candidate Aaron Ford and secretary of state candidate Nelson Araujo — as well as Clint Koble, the Democrat running in the state’s 2nd Congressional District.

He also issued endorsements for state Senate candidate Melanie Scheible and Assembly incumbents Brittney Miller, Jason Frierson, Steve Yeager, Ozzie Fumo, Lesley Cohen, Sandra Jauregui and Assembly candidate Michelle Gorelow.

In 2016, Obama endorsed Senate candidate Catherine Cortez Masto, congressional candidates Rosen and Ruben Kihuen and 12 legislative candidates.

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