Obama to campaign for Democrats in Georgia and Michigan in final weeks before midterms

NBC News

By Mirna Alsharif and Mike Memoli
Former President Barack Obama. Philip Davali / Ritzau Scanpix via AP file

Former President Barack Obama announced Saturday that he will be heading to Georgia and Michigan later this month to support Democratic candidates in the final weeks before the midterm elections.

Events are set for Oct. 28 in Atlanta and Oct. 29 in Detroit, according a statement from Obama’s office.

"Given the high stakes of this year’s midterm elections, President Obama wants to do his part to help Democrats win next month," the statement read. "He looks forward to stumping for candidates up and down the ballot, especially in races and states that will have consequences for the administration of 2024 elections."

These stops are in addition to Wisconsin, where he’s also scheduled to hold a separate event on Oct. 29 in Milwaukee to help boost Senate candidate Mandela Barnes, a Democrat challenging GOP Sen. Ron Johnson, as well Gov. Tony Evers’ re-election bid. NBC News was first to report Friday the news that Obama would campaign in Wisconsin.

Publish : 2022-10-16 15:18:00

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