As the Warnock campaign continues consolidating support, more Georgia leaders are backing the Reverend’s movement
Atlanta, GA – Today, the Warnock for Georgia Senate campaign announced the endorsement of former mayor and U.S. Senate candidate Mayor Teresa Tomlinson. Warnock, who is running to represent all Georgians in the U.S. Senate, has centered issues championed by Tomlinson in his campaign, including health care and criminal justice reform. Her support adds to his endorsements from elected officials from across the state of Georgia and national leaders.
Tomlinson is an attorney and longtime community leader who served as the first female mayor of Columbus. As mayor, she improved public safety, reduced unemployment, and passed comprehensive employee health care reform.
“For many years, Raphael Warnock has been a warrior on the battlefield of social justice. He is a man of reason and respect. He understands today’s Georgia and we are in desperate need of his perspective in Washington, D.C.,” said Mayor Tomlinson.
“I am proud and grateful to have Teresa’s endorsement. She has exemplified the courage and conviction that we need in Georgia right now, and I will continue to draw upon her support and guidance as I fight for health care and work to put the interests of Georgians first in Washington,” said Reverend Warnock. “
Warnock launched his campaign for the U.S. Senate in January 2020, and independent analysts at Cook Political immediately moved the race to one of the most competitive in the nation. Reverend Warnock outraised both of his opponents combined for the special election in the second fundraising quarter this year. He’s also earned support from leaders across the state including Stacey Abrams, the late-Congressman John Lewis, Ambassador Andrew Young, Jason Carter, Minority Leader Bob Trammell and countless local officials. In addition to robust support from Georgians, he is backed by Planned Parenthood, End Citizens United, Democracy for America, the Congressional Black Caucus as well as Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley, House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn and multiple United States Senators, including Elizabeth Warren, Kamala Harris, Kirsten Gillibrand, Cory Booker, and Sherrod Brown.
About Reverend Warnock
Reverend Raphael Warnock grew up in Kayton Homes public housing in Savannah. Fourteen years ago, he was chosen to serve as Senior Pastor at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, the former pulpit of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. He is only the fifth Senior Pastor in the history of the church and the youngest pastor ever selected to serve in that position. Reverend Warnock believes his service does not stop at the church door, and has been an advocate to expand health care coverage and to ensure hardworking Georgians can make a living wage. As Senator, Reverend Warnock will bring to Washington the concerns of struggling Georgia families who wonder why no one is looking out for them, and focus on fighting for quality, affordable health care, for the dignity of working people who are paid too little as our government works more for Wall Street, and to make sure every voice is heard.
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