Former President Barack Obama announced plans Saturday for three midterm campaign stops this month, bringing star power Democrats hope will boost their candidates’ chances in a series of extremely tight races.
The first event will be in Atlanta on October 28, followed by rallies in Detroit and Milwaukee the following day.
Campaign appearances are rare for Obama, at least compared to former President Donald Trump’s regular rallies, and CNN reported this week Obama has turned down numerous requests to show up for in-person events.
His three stops are in states with some of the tightest midterm races, such as the Sen. Raphael Warnock (D)-Herschel Walker (R) Senate contest in Georgia and governor elections in Michigan and Wisconsin where polls show Democratic incumbents neck and neck with Trump-backed challengers.
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