Barbara Boxer backs Mike Honda; Jimmy Carter chooses Ro Khanna

Clockwise from left: President Jimmy Carter; Sen. 
Barbara Boxer; Rep. Mike Honda; Ro Khanna. 

The Democratic Party’s senior states-people are weighing-in on the 17th Congressional District today.

Fresh off a campaign appearance last weekend in San Jose, U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer endorsed Rep. Mike Honda’s re-election Monday. A few hours later, challenger Ro Khanna announced the surprising backing of former President Jimmy Carter.

Boxer’s backing sews up the state’s U.S. Senate delegation for the incumbent Honda. U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein had previously endorsed Honda.

“Congressman Mike Honda is someone who has always championed progressive causes and is one of our state’s strongest voices when it comes to building a robust middle class and expanding opportunities for all,” said Boxer.

Khanna’s endorsement, however, seems like a blast from the past. Carter, in a statement Monday afternoon, said, “I have always believed in supporting the next generation of leaders for our country. Ro Khanna is such a leader,” said Carter.

The Khanna campaign attempted to increase the velocity of the spin by framing it as the former president’s only endorsement this election cycle outside of his backing for Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton.

7 thoughts on “Barbara Boxer backs Mike Honda; Jimmy Carter chooses Ro Khanna

  1. Boxer and Carter are both light weights Honda and Khanna are couple of corrupt light weights. When I win on Nov 8th, I am going to need heavyweights like Sarducci to make America great again.


  2. You don’t think it’s relevant that President Carter only endorsed two candidates this election season? Why, because that makes you feel uneasy about your constant shilling for Honda? Carter is the consummate progressive, a smart guy with unquestioned integrity; I guess it’s too bad this does not follow your story line.


  3. I am urging voters to write in Father Guido Sarducci. Remember, I was smart enough to leave office so the depression was blamed on Hoover


  4. While Honda is a union whore, Jimmy Carter is a shill. With his support of Ro duh HO Khan-job, well, that says it all!


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