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Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi Endorses Rep. Eric Swalwell for Re-Election

The former speaker emphasized Swalwell's commitment to women in her endorsement of the freshman Congressman from Dublin.

The general election is about 18 months away, but Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-Dublin) received a significant endorsement Monday with his re-election campaign on the horizon.

Minority leader Nancy Pelosi, the top Democrat in the U.S. House of Representatives, came out strongly in favor of the freshman congressman, emphasizing his commitment to women. Pelosi endorsed Swalwell's opponent, Rep. Pete Stark, in last year's District 15 election.

Here is Pelosi's full statement:

Working women and families in California’s 15th district hhave a champion in Congressman Eric Swalwell. In the Alameda County District Attorney’s Office, he fought tirelessly to assist and protect victims of domestic violence and human trafficking. In Congress, he has already proven a critical leader in the drive to strengthen the health and economic security of America’s middle class, from his stalwart support for a comprehensive Violence Against Women Act to equal pay for equal work to investments in the education of our children. Eric’s creativity, leadership, and determination are essential to advancing House Democrats’ core priorities: creating jobs, strengthening small businesses, and growing our economy. I am proud to stand with Eric Swalwell.

It's still unclear who, if anyone, will challenge Swalwell in 2014. In the democratic heavy district, Swalwell is probably most vulnerable against another Democrat because of California's top-two primary system.

California Senate Majority Leader Ellen Corbett (D-San Leandro) might be Swalwell's most difficult challenger if she decides to run. Corbett reportedly setup a campaign committee to raise funds to challenge Swalwell.

Jeffrey twocents May 15, 2013 at 02:12 AM
If Pelosi endorsed him then that means I have no choice but to vote for anyone else.
David Ross May 15, 2013 at 02:26 AM
For a Democrat, Swalwell is 1/3 decent (get rid of the Democrat moniker and become an independent to get to 50% decent). He's about 1000% better than the senile old man he replaced. If I was Swalwell I'd decline the endorsement of the senile old woman who's only goal in life is to screw the voters and get rich while doing it.
Thomas May 15, 2013 at 03:45 AM
I love this new system pinning Democrat against Democrat. Let them bleed themselves dry in these races and tear each other to shreds.
Nicholas Terry May 15, 2013 at 12:42 PM
Sure it's great for the Congressman to get a Senior member of Congress to endorse you. But, as a voter, I am turned off by career politicians that play games - I wouldn't hold this against the Congressman, but I wouldn't actively seek or promote political endorsements; the people matter, not politicians!
sheila ullmann May 29, 2013 at 05:31 PM
Yikes, Princess Pelosi as an endorsement! argh!!

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