April 25, 2015

President Obama endorses Rep. Mike Honda

Editor’s Note: Mike Honda was multiple year AAA-Fund Endorsed Candidate.

Contact: Mike Honda for Congress (408) 641-1717


WASHINGTON, DC / SAN JOSÉ, CA (January 28, 2013) — President Barack Obama has issued the following statement endorsing Representative Mike Honda (CA-17) for reelection in 2014:

“Congressman Mike Honda is the right leader for the 17th district. Together, we’ve worked hard these last four years to bring meaningful, positive change to our nation, but there is much more to do.

“As we continue rebuilding our economy from the middle out, we know expanding educational opportunities is critical. Congressman Honda’s lifelong commitment to education and fierce advocacy for innovation and technology is exactly what this nation needs as we continue to move America forward.

“We need Congressman Mike Honda in the United States Congress, and I urge you to vote to keep him there.”

In response, Congressman Honda made the following statement:

“I’m honored to receive the endorsement today of President Barack Obama. Over the past four years, I’ve worked closely with President Obama and his administration to keep Silicon Valley equipped to lead in the areas of manufacturing, education and high-tech innovation.

“California’s 17th is one of the most dynamic and diverse districts in America, sitting at the epicenter of ideas, innovation, and technological leadership. I look forward to continuing to work with the President and his administration, bringing my real life experience, my record of accomplishments, and vision for America’s road ahead, to the lives of my constituents.”



  1. bel says:

    This is a great endorsement, testament to the great work that Congressman Honda has done for his constituents in CA-17, for his national constituency of AAPI’s, for all the Democrats that he helped nourish, mentor, encourage, and promote, for the pipeline that he helps create on a daily basis, for all the Democratic candidates that he has supported and helped in both time and treasure! We, the national AAPI community owe Mike a huge debt of gratitude, and one that we can begin to repay by helping him get re-elected!!! Personally, he helped me in my role as Chair of the DNC’s AAPI Caucus by ensuring that AAPI’s have a strong voice in the party. He was and continues to be my mentor and most especially my friend.

  2. Independent Voter says:

    Well this is really no surprise as the President has a policy of endorsing incumbents. The fact that Congressman Honda seeked the President’s endorsement so early shows that he is clearly worried about his candidacy as he should be with a formidable candidate like Ro Khanna. President Obama also endorsed Congressman Pete Stark in the last election cycle, but he was still defeated by Eric Swalwell. I would be very surprised if this scares Khanna in any way. In fact, I think this will increase the fire in his belly substantially. Regardless, the CD17 race is going to be an exciting one to watch in 2014!

  3. Tom Goldstein says:

    This is great news! Rep. Honda is a great leader and we need to keep him Congress! Good for the President!

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