Mike Espy receives endorsement from former President Barack Obama

United States Senate candidate Mike Espy has been endorsed by former President Barack Obama.

“Mike Espy has a great chance to win this election for the Senate and keep Mississippi moving forward,” President Obama said in a radio advertisement. “You were finally able to change the flag. Now, you can change your Senator too. Mike Espy for Senate and Joe Biden for President. It’s your time to be heard.”

Espy, who will face off against incumbent Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith on November 3rd, stated in a press release that he’s honored to receive the endorsement from President Obama.

“I am honored to have the endorsement of the 44th President of the United States of America. President Barack Obama governed with dignity and effectiveness. He is remembered and will continue to be remembered as a very good president,” Espy said.

Espy, a former U.S. congressman, has now received support from some of the Democratic party’s biggest names, including Democratic nominee for president Joe Biden and Senators Cory Booker and Elizabeth Warren.