Obama touts Lentz in the 7th
President Obama threw his weight behind Democrat Bryan Lentz’s congressional campaign Thursday, giving Lentz his highest-profile supporter to date.
While Obama’s support for Democratic hopefuls is generally assumed, it’s more rare for him to issue individual endorsements to House candidates. Lentz was one of the first elected officials in Pennsylvania to back Obama’s bid for the White House.
“With so much still left to be done, and too many families struggling to get by, we need to keep America moving forward—which means I need you to support Bryan Lentz for Congress,” Obama said in a statement. “You can go door to door to ask folks to support Bryan. You can make calls to voters in your area, and make sure they get to the polls. And you can spread the word about the importance of voting for Bryan Lentz to your family, friends, and neighbors.”
Lentz, a two-term state lawmaker, faces Republican Pat Meehan and independent Jim Schneller in the 7th District, which is currently No. 1 on the pa2010.com Congressional Power Rankings.
“If Republicans win in November, their agenda is simple: take us backward to the failed policies of the last decade,” Obama said. “We cannot let that happen, and that’s why we all need to fight to get Bryan Lentz to Washington, to keep America—and Pennsylvania—moving forward.”
September 16, 2010 at 4:12 pm