Comptroller Peter Franchot Endorses Barack Obama for President
Annapolis, MD (January 10, 2007) – Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot today endorsed United States Senator Barack Obama for President of the United States. With this announcement, Franchot now joins United States Congressman Elijah Cummings (D-MD), Maryland Attorney General Doug Gansler and more than 100 other Maryland elected officials in endorsing Senator Obama's campaign.
“Now more than ever, it is time to turn the page in our history as we strive to put government back into the hands of the people and create a stronger, more prosperous country for future generations,” said Comptroller Franchot. “Senator Obama has shown that he can transcend the ideological and partisan divisions that have paralyzed our politics for far too long and inspire people to believe again in the promise of America. As someone who has spent his whole life bringing about change at the grassroots level, he is the right man at the right time to lead this nation and I am proud to endorse his candidacy.”
Franchot, who emailed his supporters this afternoon about his endorsement, plans on attending a statewide Maryland for Obama organizing meeting this Saturday and campaigning for the Illinois Senator in Maryland and other states.
“Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot is a visionary progressive leader of great stature, both here in Maryland and throughout America. We welcome Peter to our movement to elect Barack Obama President of the United States,” said Congressman Elijah Cummings, Co-Chair of Maryland for Obama.
"We are delighted to have Comptroller Peter Franchot join the Maryland for Obama team," said Maryland Attorney General Doug Gansler, Co-Chair, Maryland for Obama. "Comptroller Franchot joins a list of more than 100 Maryland elected officials who are supporting Senator Obama. As one of just five statewide elected officlas, he will be a tremendous help in our efforts to deliver Maryland for BarackObama on February 12."