President Barack Obama is going to bat for Josh Shapiro.
The Montgomery County Commissioner and Attorney General candidate is running a new ad online featuring the President.
“I’m proud to endorse Josh Shapiro for Attorney General. He’ll keep fighting to get illegal guns off our streets, to keep our air and water clean, to defend a woman’s right to choose,” Pres. Obama states in the fifteen-second spot. “He represents a new generation of progressive leadership — Josh Shapiro for Attorney General.”
“Ever since we met in Pennsylvania a decade ago, I’ve admired Barack Obama and his thoughtful, courageous determination to bring about real change and advance the cause of justice,” responded Shapiro. “I am deeply honored to have earned a rare endorsement from the President. As Attorney General, I will carry on the fight to give a voice to the voiceless in Pennsylvania, bring about fairness in our justice system and continue to take on the status quo, just as President Obama has done throughout his career.”
President Obama is taking an active role in PA’s primaries, as he has also cut a radio commercial for Senate candidate Katie McGinty.
Shapiro is running against Allegheny County DA Stephen Zappala and Northampton County DA John Morganelli in the April 26th Democratic primary.