President Bill Clinton endorses Dr. Ami Bera
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Press Contact: Allison Teixeira
October 10, 2012
Elk Grove, CA - President Bill Clinton endorsed Dr. Ami Bera for Congress yesterday, alongside fellow Democratic candidates Congressman John Garamendi, Congressman Jerry McNerney, and Jose Hernandez. The endorsement took place at a rally on the University of California Davis campus attended by thousands of supporters.
Clinton praised Bera for his years helping middle class families in Sacramento County.
"You’ve got Dr. Bera, a product of the American dream,” said Clinton, “a guy who gets into medicine to help other people…a man who believes poor people deserve the same health care that the rest of us get, and believes there are plenty of people who need health care, so medical professionals should worry about giving it to them, rather than controlling women’s choices.”
Clinton spoke about how this country works better when leaders fight for the middle class. "The four people I'm on the stage with -- two in Congress, two trying to get there -- each in their own way, they represent the American Dream," Clinton said. "They prove that a commitment to shared prosperity works better than 'trickle down, you're on your own.'"
The 42nd President of the United States, Clinton created more than 22 millions new jobs while in office and and oversaw a budget surplus for four straight years.
“I am deeply honored to have earned President Clinton’s support,” said Dr. Bera. “Today, he clearly laid out the choice voters have in November between candidates like me who will fight for the middle class, and candidates like my opponent who will give more breaks to billionaires and corporations. President Clinton’s record stands as an example of how we move forward to rebuild the middle class, put people first, and restore the American Dream.”
Dr. Bera is a lifelong Californian, a University of California alumnus, and a UC Davis Medical School Clinical Professor. He and his wife Janine and their daughter reside in Elk Grove. According to the Wall Street Journal and other major publications, his campaign is "seen by political experts as one of the nation's most competitive."