Rep. Jim Himes is getting yet another political shot in the arm from the White House in the closing days of his tough re-election campaign.

President Barack Obama has taped a radio ad for Himes, who is locked in a tight race with Republican state Sen. Dan Debicella to represent Connecticut’s 4th congressional district.

In the ad, Obama-after introducing himself, for those who might not recognize his voice-calls Himes a “thoughtful independent leader” and extols voters in Southwest Connecticut to send him back to Washington for a second term.

The radio spot comes just two days after Obama agreed to campaign in Bridgeport for Himes and other Connecticut Democrats on Oct. 30, just a few days before voters will head to the polls.

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