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Darren Soto wins President Obama’s endorsement

Obama calls Soto “the kind of progressive leader we need.”

Kissimmee - President Barack Obama endorsed Darren Soto, congressional candidate for Florida’s 9th district, before he made a stop in Kissimmee to rally for Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton at the Osceola Heritage Park.

“I’m proud to endorse Darren Soto for the United States House of Representatives. In Congress, Darren will be the kind of progressive leader we need to build on all of the progress we’ve made over the last eight years to create a stronger, safer, fairer country for our children,” President Obama said in a statement.

“Darren is a fighter for Florida’s working families, and will fight for a level playing field so that everyone has a shot at the American dream. In Congress, I know that Darren will stand up and fight to raise the minimum wage, end the influence of secret money in politics, address the climate change crisis, and enact reforms to end the cycle of senseless gun violence in our country,” said President Obama of Darren Soto.

Soto delivered a powerful speech rallying thousands of Hillary Clinton supporters before introducing the President where he reminded voters what is at stake in this historic election and how our diversity makes us stronger as a nation.

“President Barack Obama has been an idol of mine for many years as he leads our country with vision, inspiration and class,” said State Senator Darren Soto. “It was an honor to introduce him yesterday at our Osceola rally and it is a dream to have his endorsement! I hope to emulate his amazing example during my service in Congress.”

For press inquiries, please contact: Iza Montalvo, (407)-508-6769‬

Posted on November 7, 2016.

Meet Darren

Darren Soto is an accomplished lawyer, legislator, environmentalist, and proud progressive representing the diverse, hardworking people of Central Florida in Congress. Darren has been a champion for Florida's working families in the Florida House and Senate and will continue the fight in Congress. FacebookTwitter

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