PORTLAND, Ore. -- President Barack Obama endorsed Oregon Gov. Kate Brown with a video message released Thursday morning.
Obama highlighted some of Brown's accomplishments during her two years in office, including raising the minimum wage, investing in education and transitioning to renewable energy.
According to a news release from Brown's campaign, this is the only video message Obama has recorded for any gubernatorial candidate this year.
Following is the full transcript of Obama's video message:
It's fashionable to complain about political gridlock. But, when you look, there are good things going on in America. That's especially true in Oregon, where my friend Kate Brown is getting things done.
She’s been in office less than two years, but in that time Governor Brown has signed legislation raising the minimum wage.
She’s made big investments in career and technical education, so more Oregonians have the skills to earn a good living.
And she’s the first governor in the country to pass legislation to fully transition over to renewable energy.
So when your ballot comes in the mail, don’t put it aside with the bills or bury it under a stack of menus. Open it up. Fill it out. Mail it in.
This election couldn't be more important, and all of us need your voice and your vote to make sure Oregon continues to have real leadership in Kate Brown.