Obama Disrupts Midterm Elections

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With weeks to go to the midterms, former President Barack Obama will be traveling to Georgia, Michigan, and Wisconsin to stump for Democratic candidates.

Obama begins his campaign trail on Friday (October 28) in Atlanta, where he’ll stump for gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams and Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock.
Abrams faces off against incumbent Republican governor Brian Kemp with Warnock facing off against Republican and former football star Herschel Walker.

In a statement, Georgia Democrats revealed Obama would encourage voters — during the final week of early in-person voting — to cast their ballots.

President Joe Biden has not campaigned on behalf of Abrams or Warnock.

The following day, Obama will head north to Michigan, where he’ll stump for Michigan Democrats, including Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and Lt. Gov. Garlin Gilchrist in metro Detroit.

The purpose of Obama’s trip to Detroit, according to the governor’s office, is to focus on issues like abortion, public education, and voting rights which it described as “at risk in Michigan.”

In September, Biden appeared in a Whitmer fundraiser.

Obama will also travel to Wisconsin, where he’ll stump for Democrats up and down the ballot, including Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers, Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes, Attorney General Josh Kaul, Sen. Tammy Baldwin, and Rep. Gwen Moore.

The former President’s mission is to defend democracy and restore access to reproductive healthcare, with Wisconsin Democrats stating the stakes “couldn’t be higher.”

Over Labor Day weekend, Biden visited Wisconsin although he wasn’t joined by Lt. Gov. Barnes.