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Obama endorses Joyce Elliott in bid to unseat Congressman French Hill

Barack Obama endorsed Joyce Elliott along with a group of other Democrats. Elliott is challenging French Hill for Arkansas's District 2 seat.

LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas — (Eds. note: The video attached is from March 2020.)

Former President Barack Obama has endorsed Joyce Elliott in her bid to defeat incumbent Congressman French Hill for Arkansas's 2nd congressional district seat.

Obama endorsed Elliott along with a group of other Democrats, saying "these candidates will help us redeem our country's promise by sticking up for working class people, restoring fairing and opportunity to our system, and fighting for the good of all Americans--not just those at the top."

"They make me optimistic about our party's chances in November and about our country's future longer after that," he said.

On Twitter, Elliott shared the news of the endorsement. She said Obama "recognizes this is a movement that fights for everyone, not just those at the top."

Elliott is challenging Hill in the 2020 elections, who has held the seat since 2015 and has received at least 50% of the votes each time he was elected.

The 2020 elections will be held on Tuesday, November 3. The last day to register to vote is October 5 and the last day to request an absentee ballot is October 27.