Democratic presidential candidate Illinois Senator Barack Obama and working mate Delaware Senator Joe Biden wave throughout a rally in Springfield, Illinois, on August 23, 2008.
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WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama will hit the marketing campaign path subsequent week on behalf of Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden, including a potent voice to the Biden marketing campaign’s efforts to extend turnout and enthusiasm within the last days of the 2020 presidential marketing campaign.
Obama is scheduled to seem at an occasion for his former vice chairman and shut pal on Wednesday, Oct. 21, within the battleground state of Pennsylvania, in accordance with a launch from the Biden marketing campaign.
The occasion in Philadelphia will mark the primary time Obama has campaigned in individual for Biden this 12 months.
The former president has appeared in Biden marketing campaign movies, nevertheless, and he gave a keynote tackle on the digital Democratic National Convention this summer season.
Nearly 4 years out of workplace, Obama stays among the many hottest figures in American politics, in accordance with polls.
Obama’s excessive approval rankings will not be misplaced on his successor, Republican President Donald Trump.
Trump has made dismantling Obama’s legacy a cornerstone of his presidency. He has additionally accused Obama of “spying” on his 2016 presidential marketing campaign, and claimed that after Trump received, Obama took steps to hobble Trump’s incoming administration.
None of those allegations has been confirmed, however that hasn’t stopped the president from demanding that the Justice Department examine and prosecute Obama, Biden and different members of Obama’s Cabinet.
Biden at the moment leads Trump by about 9 percentage points in an NBC News national polling average, in accordance with NBC News, and he additionally leads in most battleground states.
CNBC reached out to Obama’s workplace for extra particulars in regards to the occasion and can replace this story as extra info turns into out there.