Obama to campaign for Dems in key states as midterms race tighten
Former President Obama will campaign in Michigan, Wisconsin and Georgia in the final weeks of the midterm elections, an Obama spokesperson tells Axios.
Why it matters: Obama will visit three major swing states that include some of the most highly contested midterm races. The former president started entering the midterms in August.
Details: Obama will visit Atlanta on Oct. 28 to campaign for U.S. Sen. Raphael Warnock, Stacey Abrams and other Democratic nominees on the ballot.
- He will then join Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and Lt. Gov. Garlin Gilchrist at a rally in Detroit on Oct. 29, an Obama spokesperson said.
- The former president will also campaign for Wisconsin Lieutenant Gov. Mandela Barnes, Attorney General Josh Kaul and Rep. Gwen Moore (D-Wis.) in Milwaukee on Oct. 29.
The big picture: Democrats are looking for Obama's visits to boost candidates and increase voter turnout for highly-contested races.
- In Georgia, Abrams sits behind Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp in the gubernatorial race, per Axios. Warnock, meanwhile, has been campaigning against Herschel Walker in a race that's made national headlines.
- In Wisconsin, Democratic Kaul is facing a tight battle for his post.
- Democrats can potentially flip a statehouse in Michigan this year.
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Editor's note: A reference to Rep. Gwen Moore (D-Wis.) being in a tight race has been deleted as she is not facing a close battle.