President Obama endorses Wiley Nickel for North Carolina Senate
Obama announces Midterm endorsements
Cary, NC: Wednesday, Pres. Barack Obama announced his endorsement of Wiley Nickel for NC Senate District 16. This announcement comes after a press release made by President Obama and series of tweets saying, “I’m proud to endorse such a wide and impressive array of Democratic candidates [Wiley Nickel and other endorsed candidates]– leaders as diverse, patriotic, and big-hearted as the America they’re running to represent.”
Pres. Obama added “I’m confident that, together, they’ll strengthen this country we love by restoring opportunity that’s broadly shared, repairing our alliances and standing in the world, and upholding our fundamental commitment to justice, fairness, responsibility, and the rule of law. But first, they need our votes – and I’m eager to make the case for why Democratic candidates deserve our votes this fall.” This is President Obama’s first wave of endorsements for the 2018 midterm election.
On news of receiving the endorsement, Wiley Nickel said, “I am honored to be running for the NC Senate with the support and official endorsement of President Barack Obama. As a former White House staffer, I am proud to run a campaign that continues the work we started back in 2008. When President Obama said in his farewell speech ‘[i]f you’re disappointed by your elected officials, grab a clipboard, get some signatures, and run for office yourself. Show up. Dive in.’ I was listening!”
Nickel is one of six candidates endorsed by the former President in North Carolina but is the only NC state Senate candidate to receive the prized endorsement. Nickel worked for the Obama White House traveling with President Barack Obama in the United States and abroad. He is running in an open seat in November against Republican Paul Smith and Libertarian Brian Irving. The newly created 16th Senate District includes Cary, Morrisville and NW Raleigh.