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Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Jim Himes stands with Obama

4th CD Democratic candidate Jim Himes issued the following statement regarding the presumed Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama:
"In Connecticut and across the nation, this campaign season has seen unprecedented turnout from voters young and old, black and white, rich and poor - all of them standing up in record numbers to say they are ready to turn the page on the failed policies of the past eight years.

"Hillary Clinton has run an historic campaign, and she and her supporters should be proud. As this process draws to a close, it is clear to me that the values that unite the Democratic Party, values that both Clinton and Obama share, are much stronger than what divides us.

"I am proud and excited to be running with Barack Obama as the Democratic nominee, and I will do everything I can to make sure we both win in November. Voters across our district and the nation have made it clear they are ready for new energy in Washington, not the same old politics of the past offered by John McCain and Chris Shays. Senator Obama has the vision, the new energy, and the ability to restore America to the values that made it great. As Congressman next January, I will bring that same energy to Washington to help President Obama deliver the real change voters are hoping for - fixing our economy, standing up for the middle class, bringing our troops home from Iraq, and reclaiming our standing in the world."