Former President Barack Obama will visit three swing states in the final days of the midterm elections.
Obama will visit Georgia, Michigan and Wisconsin, according to Fox News, and begin his October 28 campaign in Atlanta, where Democrat Stacey Abrams is running against Republican Gov. Brian Kemp.
Democratic Senator Raphael Warnock is also trying to assert himself against Republican challenger Herschel Walker in Georgia.
The next day, Obama will be in Detroit to support the Michigan Democrats, including Gov. Gretchen Whitmer. A publication by Whitmer indicated that the event’s focus is on abortion, voting rights and education, Fox said.
Obama will travel to Wisconsin the same day for an event in Milwaukee in support of Gov. Tony Evers and other Democrats.
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Abortion will also be one of the main topics at this event.
The focus on abortion could be a mistake, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders wrote in an op-ed for the Guardian.
“I am alarmed to hear the advice many Democratic candidates are receiving from establishment advisers and directors of well-funded Super Pacs that the Democrats’ final argument should only focus on abortion. Cut the 30-second abortion ad and ride to victory,” he wrote.
“I disagree. While the issue of abortion must remain a priority, I believe it would be political misconduct for Democrats to ignore the state of the economy,” he wrote.
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Sanders argued that “in polls, Republicans are more trusted than Democrats when it comes to the economy — the issue that matters most to people. I think if the Democrats don’t fight back on economic issues and come up with a strong pro-labour agenda, they could be in the minority in both the House and Senate next year.”
According to WOWK-TV, Republicans are also banking on a message that Democrats are to blame for rising crime.
“From Philadelphia to Albuquerque to Atlanta, Americans are scared of what they see on the nightly news,” said Nathan Brand, associate director of communications for the Republican National Committee.
“Violent crime is on the rise in Democrat-run cities, and families know Democrat policies are to blame. At the end of the day, Democrats can’t beat their criminal agenda, voters are concerned for their safety, and the midterm elections will be determined by who has the stronger public safety message,” he said.
Obama’s late entry into the race contrasts with the early involvement of another former president: Donald Trump has criss-crossed the country in support of the Republicans.
At a recent rally in Arizona, he said Democrats have paralyzed America, according to the Arizona Republic.
“We are a nation in decline. We are a nation that has become a joke in many ways,” he said.
“But we will not allow this horror to continue,” he said.
“It is hardworking patriots like you who will save this country.”
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