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LDP Endorses Re-election of President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe Biden

President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden

President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden

The Louisiana Democratic Party enthusiastically endorsed the re-election of President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden on Saturday.

The endorsement was made by the party’s executive committee and by a vote of the Democratic State Central Committee which met at the State Capitol in Baton Rouge.

President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden led this country through the most perilous economic times since the Great Depression. When they took their oaths of office in January 2009, the United States was losing 800,000 jobs per month, the financial system was on the brink of collapse, and two of the nation’s largest automobile manufacturers were on the brink of bankruptcy.

With the passage of the Stimulus Act of 2009, the hard work of recovery began. Today, our economy has created five million new jobs since 2009, manufacturing jobs are growing, America has become a net energy exporter, the auto industry is in full recovery, and the financial industry has been reformed and stabilized.

In the face of relentless political opposition from Republicans, President Obama and Vice President Biden, working with Democrats in both the House and Senate, accomplished these significant achievements:

Passed the Lily Ledbetter Fair Pay Act; ended Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell; appointed two women to the US Supreme Court; ended too Big to Fail; created the Consumer Financial Protection Agency, made student loans more affordable; boosted energy efficiency standards for cars and trucks; increased support for Veterans; tightened sanctions on Iran; improved school nutrition programs; expanded hate crime protections; pushed broadband coverage into rural areas; and killed wasteful military projects.

President Obama and Vice President Biden saved GM and killed Osama Bin Laden.

“They accomplished all of these things in their first term, and we can’t wait to see how they will continue to move our country forward in their second term,” said LDP Chairwoman Karen Carter Peterson.

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Originally published: Oct 8, 2012