U.S. Rep. Hank Johnson’s reelection committee sent an email to supporters Tuesday morning, announcing President Obama’s endorsement of the congressman.
Johnson is facing former DeKalb sheriff and fire chief Thomas Brown in a primary challenge.
“My top priority in Congress is creating jobs in the Fourth District and working with the President to continue to grow our economy,” Johnson said in the email.
Johnson’s campaign also has started an online fundraising drive, with a goal of $25,000 by March 31, the first quarter fundraising deadline. “And we’re already on our way with $5,233 raised so far,” he said.