On a personal note, Michelle and I couldn’t be prouder of the alumni of my administration who took the baton and won their races last night. Even the young candidates across the country who fell short have infused new energy and new blood into our democratic process, and America will be better off for it for a long time to come.
I also want to congratulate voters across the country for turning out in record numbers and for voting for several ballot initiatives that will improve the lives of the American people – like raising the minimum wage, expanding Medicaid, and strengthening voting rights.
Our work goes on. The change we need won’t come from one election alone – but it is a start. Last night, voters across the country started it.
Barack Obama was the 44th president of the United States.