Obama Endorses Bowser for D.C. Mayor

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President Obama endorsed D.C. Council member Muriel E. Bowser on Monday in the city's mayoral race as the hotly-contested campaign enters its final weeks.

In a statement released through Bowser's campaign, Obama said that he was proud to support the 42-year-old native Washingtonian, calling her a "champion for working and middle-class families."

"Muriel knows that every hardworking D.C. resident deserves the opportunity to get ahead," he said. "That's why she has partnered with local small businesses to create jobs and fought to give the children of D.C. a fair shot by investing in our schools.

"As mayor, I know she'll continue to bring people together to fight for fair wages, build on the economic progress we've made and ensure teachers and students have the resources they need for success from early childhood education through high school," Obama said.

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