CONGRESS | 15TH DISTRICT | President Barack Obama endorsed first-term East Bay Rep. Eric Swalwell Monday in advance of the June 3 primary matchup against State Senate Majority Ellen Corbett in the 15th Congressional District.

“Since day one, Eric has shown unwavering dedication to the needs of his constituents — helping veterans secure the benefits they’ve earned, protecting seniors, and ensuring women receive equal pay for equal work,” said Obama in a statement released by the Swalwell’s campaign. “I enthusiastically support Eric Swalwell’s reelection to Congress so the East Bay can continue to move forward.”

Obama’s endorsement could be followed this weekend by the official backing of the state Democratic Party at their convention in Los Angeles starting Friday. Swalwell failed to win enough support at a pre-endorsement meeting last month in Hayward, but garnered a clear majority.