Obama will jump into the midterm campaign with events in Georgia, Michigan, Wisconsin

Former President Barack Obama is traveling to Georgia, Michigan and Wisconsin this month to rally behind Democratic candidates weeks before the midterm elections.

Only on Oct. 28 will he head to Atlanta, where Stacey Abrams is making another gubernatorial run against incumbent rival Gov. Brian Kemp, and Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock is facing off against former pro football star Herschel Walker.

Biden has not yet campaigned with Abrams or Warnock.

In a release, Georgia Democrats said Obama would encourage residents to cast their ballots during the last week of early in-person voting in the Peach State.

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The following day, he heads north and joins Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer, Lt. Governor Garlin Gilchrist and Michigan Democrats in metro Detroit.

Biden appeared at a Whitmer fundraiser in September.

Barack Obama attends the premiere of Netflix's Descendant during the Martha's Vineyard African-American Film Festival at MV Performing Arts Center on August 5, 2022 in Edgartown, Massachusetts.

Barack Obama attends the premiere of Netflix’s Descendant during the Martha’s Vineyard African-American Film Festival at MV Performing Arts Center on August 5, 2022 in Edgartown, Massachusetts.
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A release from the governor’s office said the event would focus on issues such as abortion, voting rights and public education, which it said are “at risk in Michigan.”

Obama will also join Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers, Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes, Attorney General Josh Kaul, Sen. Tammy Baldwin, Rep. Gwen Moore and the Democrats up and down the ballot in Milwaukee.

The Wisconsin Democrat said the effort “couldn’t be higher,” citing restoring access to reproductive health care and “defending democracy.”

Biden visited Wisconsin over the Labor Day weekend, but Barnes did not appear with him.

Former US President Barack Obama and US President Joe Biden arrive for a ceremony to unveil the official Obama portraits at the White House at the White House on September 7, 2022 in Washington, DC.

Former US President Barack Obama and US President Joe Biden arrive for a ceremony to unveil the official Obama portraits at the White House at the White House on September 7, 2022 in Washington, DC.
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“If we want our democracy to work, we need to show this election to the governors, secretary of state and candidates on the ballot who will protect voting rights and our election process,” the former president tweeted Saturday. “Because these seats have a lot of power, and that power matters.”

Barack Obama, former President of the United States, speaks at the Copenhagen Democracy Summit on June 10, 2022 in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Barack Obama, former President of the United States, speaks at the Copenhagen Democracy Summit on June 10, 2022 in Copenhagen, Denmark.
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He shared a clip of a recent interview on the “Pod Save America” ​​podcast, which premiered on SiriusXM’s Progress channel, in which he discussed speaking out about preserving democracy when the U.S. Supreme Court “doesn’t seem that invested” and emphasized the importance of ​​to make sure that the party has quality candidates, as it turns out.

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“Because it could turn out that in a close presidential election at some point, you know, certifying an election in a key swing state could be a problem. And it’s going to be really important that we have people there who play it. straight,” he explained.

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