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Obama Jumps In to Campaign for Democrats in Battleground States

  • Ex-president to attend events in Georgia, Michigan, Wisconsin
  • Rallies planned for end of month to energize party’s voters
Barack Obama

Barack Obama

Photographer: Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images

Former President Barack Obama will travel to Georgia, Michigan and Wisconsin at the end of October to rally voters in key battleground states to support Democrats in the Nov. 8 midterm elections that will decide the balance of power in Washington for the next two years.

Obama will be in Atlanta on Oct. 28 to campaign with candidates and urge supporters to take advantage of the final week of early in-person voting, according to an emailed statement from his office. The following day he’ll attend rallies in Detroit and Milwaukee, where access to abortion and voting rights will be among the issues used to motivate people to vote.