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Obama Takes on Trump, Diving Into Campaign for Democrats

  • Former president to deliver Illinois speech on politics
  • Campaigning for California House candidates and Ohio’s Cordray
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Democrats need 23 congressional seats to take the House majority in November’s elections.Source: Bloomberg)

Barack Obama this week will begin an aggressive challenge to Donald Trump and his party’s grip on statehouses and Congress, an unusual example of a former president openly working against his successor.

Obama will deliver a high-profile political speech on Friday in Illinois before an appearance Saturday on behalf of Democratic congressional candidates in California. He’ll stump for Ohio gubernatorial hopeful Richard Cordray on Sept. 13, Cordray’s campaign announced Wednesday.