PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) — Democratic nominee for governor Katie Hobbs picked up a notable endorsement Thursday afternoon. Former President Barack Obama is showing his support for Hobbs just a few weeks away from the general election.
“Arizona, in this election, it’s not just candidates on the ballot. Democracy itself is on the line. And Katie Hobbs is up to the challenge,” Obama says in the video posted on Hobbs’ Twitter. “As governor, she’ll protect the right to vote and a woman’s right to choose.”
Following the announcement, Hobbs’ office said she’ll be touring around Maricopa County on Saturday to rally voters and discuss her plans if elected governor. Hobbs will be in Phoenix, Guadalupe, Glendale and El Mirage throughout the day.