NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- Former president Barack Obama on Friday announced his second round of endorsements for the 2020 election, which included candidates from New York City, Long Island and Connecticut.
"I’m proud to endorse these outstanding Democratic candidates who will work to get the virus under control, rebuild the economy and the middle class, and protect Americans’ health care and preexisting conditions protections," Obama wrote. "Support these candidates––and vote early if you can."
Obama is endorsing New York City councilman Ritchie Torres of the Bronx in his run for Congress.
Torres tweeted, "I am honored to earn the endorsement of President @BarackObama. In my own journey from public housing in the #Bronx to the people's House in Washington D.C, I never thought, in my wildest dreams, that I would earn the support of the first African-American President of the US."
Obama is also endorsing Stony Brook professor and scientist Nancy Goroff who is taking on Rep. Lee Zeldin in Suffolk County.
Rep. Jahanna Hates of Connecticut is also being endorsed by Obama.