Obama endorses Cabrera in the 17th District

Jorge Cabrera, a candidate running in the 17th Senatorial District, was one of 16 Democratic candidates running for state office to receive an endorsement from former President Barack Obama.

Obama announced the endorsements in a tweet on Oct. 1.

“Today, I’m proud to endorse even more Democratic candidates who aren’t just running against something, but for something—to expand opportunity for all of us and to restore dignity, honor, and compassion to public service. They deserve your vote,” Obama said in the tweet.

The 17th District represents all or parts of Ansonia, Beacon Falls, Bethany, Derby, Hamden, Naugatuck and Woodbridge.

“I am honored to stand with President Obama and excited to carry a message of optimism and cooperation to the state Senate in this era of political divisiveness. No one wins alone and we are at our best when we stand together as a community and lift up the most vulnerable among us,” Cabrera said in a statement.