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Who knew U.S. presidents were so interested in District politics? First Barack Obama endorsed Muriel Bowser for mayor, and now Bill Clinton is stepping into the attorney general race to back frontrunner Karl Racine.
In a statement from Racine’s campaign, Clinton says his administration’s former associate White House counsel will “fight for the District’s middle class and working families.” (Whether he can actually do much of is up for debate).
“Karl also has the integrity and ethics to be the District’s first elected Attorney General,” Clinton says in the statement. “I know he’ll bring to the job of DC Attorney General the same drive and knowledge of the law he demonstrated in the White House.”
Read Racine’s press release below:
Washington, D.C.—President Bill Clinton endorsed Karl Racine for Attorney General of the District of Columbia. Racine served as Associate White House Counsel during President Clinton’s second term in office.
“I’m proud to endorse Karl Racine for Attorney General of the District of Columbia,” said President Clinton. “His work as my Associate White House Counsel prepared him well for this office. Karl also has the integrity and ethics to be the District’s first elected Attorney General. I know he’ll bring to the job of DC Attorney General the same drive and knowledge of the law he demonstrated in the White House. Karl will fight for the District’s middle class and working families.”
Racine responded “I’m humbled and honored to have the endorsement of President Clinton. His support is a recognition of the work I’ve done throughout my career and all of the work I intend to do as Attorney General. It’s also a validation of the progress we’re making on the campaign trail.” He continued: “Along with the Washington Post’s endorsement, I think President Clinton’s support sends a strong signal to the remaining undecided voters here in the District.”
Photo via the White House