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Obama sends out official endorsement list — and one socialist sweetheart in particular is missing

Former President Barack Obama issued a list of those politicians he has endorsed ahead of the 2018 midterm elections. His list notably included more than a half-dozen former Obama campaign and administration officials. (TONY KARUMBA/AFP/Getty Images)

Former President Barack Obama tweeted out a list Wednesday of those Democrats he decided to endorse ahead of the 2018 midterm elections.

The name of Democratic socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who defeated powerful 10-term Rep. Joe Crowley (D-N.Y.) in the June Democratic primary, was not on Obama's list.

Also missing from the list? Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), who is running against Kevin de Leon in November's general election.

What are the details?

Obama's list featured dozens of Democrats entrenched in midterm races around the country — 81, to be exact.

Some of the more prominent figures on the list include Stacey Abrams for governor of Georgia and Gavin Newsom for governor of California. Jacky Rosen, who is running against incumbent Nevada Sen. Dean Heller (R), is also on Obama's list.

In a statement on Wednesday, Fox News reported, Obama said, "I am proud to endorse such a wide and impressive array of Democratic candidates — leaders as diverse, patriotic, and big-hearted as the America they're running to represent."

"I am confident that, together, they'll strengthen this country we love by restoring opportunity that's broadly shared, repairing our alliances and standing in the world, and upholding our fundamental commitment to justice, fairness, responsibility, and the rule of law," the former president's statement added.

The office of the former president noted that a second round of endorsements would be coming prior to November's general elections and that all endorsements were made in an effort to "help current and aspiring Democratic leaders establish themselves, build their profiles, and lead their communities."

Who is on Obama's list?

Notably, Obama's list also included more than a half-dozen former Obama campaign and administration officials. Such endorsements, according to Obama's office, Fox News said, were given to "several promising Obama Administration and campaign alumni who heeded the President's call in his farewell speech to 'grab a clipboard, get some signatures, and run for office yourself.'"

Sharing the list on Twitter, Obama wrote, "Today I’m proud to endorse such a wide and impressive array of Democratic candidates — leaders as diverse, patriotic, and big-hearted as the America they’re running to represent."

One last thing…
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