WASHINGTON, DC/SAN JOSE, CA — President Barack Obama has issued the following statement endorsing Representative Mike Honda (CA-17) for re-election in 2014:
“Congressman Mike Honda is the right leader for the 17th district. Together, we’ve worked hard these last four years to bring meaningful, positive change to our nation, but there is much more to do.
“As we continue rebuilding our economy from the middle out, we know expanding educational opportunities is critical. Congressman Honda’s lifelong commitment to education and fierce advocacy for innovation and technology is exactly what this nation needs as we continue to move America forward.
“We need Congressman Mike Honda in the United States Congress, and I urge you to vote to keep him there.”
In response, Congressman Honda made the following statement:
“I’m honored to receive the endorsement today of President Barack Obama. Over the past four years, I’ve worked closely with President Obama and his administration to keep Silicon Valley equipped to lead in the areas of manufacturing, education and high-tech innovation.
California’s 17th is one of the most dynamic and diverse districts in America, sitting at the epicenter of ideas, innovation, and technological leadership. I look forward to continuing to work with the President and his administration, bringing my real life experience, my record of accomplishments, and vision for America’s road ahead, to the lives of my constituents.”