Former President Barack Obama is anticipated to hit the marketing campaign path subsequent week, Democratic officers inform CNN, as he seems to be to step up his work in assist of his one-time associate — former vice chairman Joe Biden — within the last stretch of the election.
Obama intends to focus his efforts on early voting states within the last two weeks of the race, the officers inform CNN.
The former President is not going to aggressively barnstorm swing states, however relatively intends to go to a handful of vital battlegrounds the place voting is underway.
His schedule has not been finalized, officers mentioned, however states into consideration for his solo appearances embody Florida, North Carolina, Wisconsin and extra.
“He’s doing enough for our campaign,” Biden instructed reporters earlier than boarding a flight in New Castle, Delaware, Tuesday. “He’ll be out on the trail and he’s doing well.”
Obama’s anticipated return to the marketing campaign path might energize Democratic voters within the last weeks earlier than the election as the previous president stays among the many Democratic Party’s hottest figures. The Biden marketing campaign believes Obama may help in three explicit areas, officers say, together with: Black males, Latinos and younger voters.
The occasions might be socially distant — much like the ways adopted by the Biden marketing campaign in the course of the coronavirus pandemic — however are designed to garner native media protection in key areas.
President Trump’s marketing campaign has dispatched way more surrogates forward of the election — together with the President’s rallies — and the Obama visits are designed to assist Biden draw extra consideration in locations the place voting is occurring.
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