Video: President Obama Says LuAnn Bennett “Exactly the Change We Need”

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    NEW DIGITAL AD Barack Obama Explains Why LuAnn is the Change Northern Virginia Needs

    “What’s at Stake” Highlights LuAnn’s Values of Respect, Inclusion, Experience Bringing People Together

    McLean – Today, the LuAnn Bennett for Congress campaign released a new ad in which Barack Obama outlines why small business owner and Democratic challenger LuAnn Bennett is “exactly the change we need.” Obama highlights LuAnn’s values of respect and inclusion, and reminds voters that “our shared values are on the ballot this election.” Watch the ad online here.

    “In Northern Virginia we celebrate America’s diversity. We reject the politics of insults and division. That’s what as stake in this election. Values like respect and inclusion. And those are the values my friend LuAnn Bennett shares. So let’s send LuAnn to Congress.”

    Obama continues by describing what LuAnn will bring to Congress, including how her background as a small business owner will help her work across the aisle to move our country forward. “LuAnn is a common sense, compassionate businesswoman who brings people together and gets things done.”

    The ad closes with Obama saying, “our shared values are on the ballot Northern Virginia, and LuAnn Bennett is exactly the change we need.”

    “Northern Virginians deserve a representative that shares their values, someone who will always stand up to hatred and bigotry not just when it’s politically expedient,” said Bennett spokesman Robert Howard. “Barack Obama knows it, and Northern Virginians know it too: LuAnn Bennett is the only common sense problem solver in this race who can bring real change to Congress.”

    The ad comes on the heels of Barack Obama’s endorsement of LuAnn last week:

    “I’m proud to endorse LuAnn Bennett for the United States House of Representatives. Over the last eight years, we’ve made tremendous strides towards making our nation safer, stronger, and fairer, but it’s clear that to continue this progress, we need to send more commonsense leaders like LuAnn Bennett to Congress to get things done for the middle class. Bennett will be a champion for Virginia’s families and isn’t afraid to take on the tough fights, like defending a woman’s right to make her own healthcare decisions, protecting Social Security and Medicare, making sure we keep our sacred promises to our nation’s veterans and their families, and addressing the crushing burden of student loan debt felt by so many Virginian students and families. LuAnn Bennett is the kind of tough and smart leader who will build on all we’ve accomplished and take our nation forward, and that’s why I know the people of Northern Virginia can count on LuAnn Bennett.”

    “Barack Obama is an inspirational and transformative leader who has led our country through one of the darkest economic periods of our history and has helped lift up and inspire millions of Americans,” said LuAnn Bennett. “I am grateful for his steady leadership over these past eight years, and am deeply honored to have his endorsement and support.”