Rep. Hank Johnson announced today that he has received the endorsements of several Democratic leaders in his bid for reelection from the 4th Congressional District of Georgia. Johnson (D-GA) is seeking his 5th term in Congress after unseating Cynthia McKinney in 2006. Johnson received the endorsement of President Barack Obama shortly after he was challenged by former DeKalb County Sheriff Tom Brown who is also a Democrat.
Today's endorsements were from former House Speaker and current House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (D-MD) and Assistant Democratic leader Jim Clyburn (D-SC). They offered their strong support for Johnson and complete confidence in his ability to represent the 4th District in Georgia.
Pelosi said of Johnson: “Congressman Johnson has stood shoulder-to-shoulder with all House Democrats in fighting for equal opportunity, for good jobs, better pay, and for a strong thriving middle class. Hank Johnson is a champion for working families, in Georgia and across the country. He is a bold leader and an unflinching voice in our ongoing effort to secure affordable health care for our families, jobs and fairness for our workers, consumer protections for Main Street and effective rules of the road for Wall Street.”
Hoyer said of Johnson: “Hank Johnson has been a tireless advocate for the people of Georgia's Fourth District, and I am proud to endorse him for reelection to Congress. Hank has played an important role advancing House Democrats’ platform of expanding opportunities for middle-class families by making quality, affordable health care more accessible, promoting world-class schools, and standing up for seniors and veterans. He has sponsored an important piece of legislation under House Democrats’ bipartisan Make It In America plan for jobs and economic competitiveness, which aims to help businesses in Georgia and across the country create high-skill, high-wage jobs that won't be shipped overseas. Hank continues to serve Georgian families with great distinction as their Representative.”
Clyburn said of Johnson: "As part of the Democratic leadership team, I enjoy working with Congressman Johnson on behalf of all Americans. He has a keen understanding of the issues that affect working men and women and is a fierce defender of middle-income Americans. We can always count on Hank to champion the causes that matter.”