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Obama Makes Pitch for Louisiana Democrat

Photo Courtesy - Cedric Richmond for Congress(WASHINGTON) -- In his first political ad of the general election season, President Obama is endorsing Democratic Louisiana state legislator Cedric Richmond, who is running against the only House Republican to vote in favor of the administration's health care reform bill last November.

“The city of New Orleans has had its trials, but you’ve also had great champions, fighting to see you through the tough times,"  Obama says in the 30-second spot. "Cedric Richmond is one of those champions.”

Richmond is pitted against incumbent Rep. Joseph Cao in the state’s 2nd Congressional district.

“New Orleans needs Cedric Richmond in Congress, and so do I,” the president says.

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