Obama is back! No, not running for president but he is on the campaign trail for gubernatorial races in New Jersey and Virginia. He’s campaigning support for the Democratic nominees in the race for the November election. Read more about his campaign trail below.

STLToday.com reports:

Former President Barack Obama is returning to the campaign trail to stump for Democratic gubernatorial candidates in New Jersey and Virginia as they gear up for next month’s elections.

Thursday’s events mark the first time the former president is stepping back into the political spotlight since leaving the White House.

Unlike more low-key appearances earlier this year, Obama’s foray into two states won’t be a one-and-done. He is planning more public appearances as the year closes, and preparation for the 2018 midterm elections begins.

“Obama seems to be determined to be an engaged and active former president who’s playing a role in different issues and is involved in politics,” Rutgers University professor David Greenberg said.

Obama is hoping to sway voters in New Jersey and Virginia, the only two gubernatorial races this year. Both Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe, a Democrat, and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, a Republican, are term-limited. Those Nov. 7 races will be considered a bellwether of Democrats’ strength in the face of President Donald Trump’s victory last year.

Obama will first drop in on campaign workers in Newark, New Jersey, for a private “canvass kickoff” for Democratic candidate Phil Murphy, who is running against Republican Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno. The former president will then head to Richmond, Virginia, to rally support for Democrat Ralph Northam in his campaign against Republican Ed Gillespie.

At the end of the month, Obama will go to Chicago to head up his first Obama Foundation leadership summit on Oct. 31 and Nov. 1, bringing in speakers like England’s Prince Harry, former Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi and artists like Gloria Estefan, Chance the Rapper and indie rock band The National.

Obama’s popularity is still undeniable. In an August NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll, 51 percent of Americans said they have a favorable opinion of Obama, while 35 percent had a negative opinion. In the same poll, 36 percent said they had a positive opinion of Trump and 52 percent had a negative opinion.

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(Source: STLToday)

(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

10 thoughts on “Obama Is Back! On The Campaign Trail In New Jersey & Virginia

  1. All I can say is, the fake white supremist prez waited until the blk man got out of office to run for prez. He knew he couldn’t win against Obama. Ain’t that right 45???

  2. Tessa1 on said:

    If Presidents Barack Obama & Jimmy Carter defined what class you are, shame on you. If you were middle class before they became president you should still be today or you should be a little higher. I am….don’t allow any politician or government to define you. You can better yourself and not depend on someone else to make you better. Your life was given by GOD, not the Presidents. And learn to stop calling people names. Just like you, president or not, they are someone relatives. You wouldn’t want someone calling you or your family members names (bone head). Remember that Trump is uneducated, however he became a billion on the backs of the poor. Think before you speak! #66 and claiming!

  3. hoodtechie on said:

    dumbo ears back to cost democrats more losses.between obama & carter they are in a dead heat for the worst presidents to ever occupy the white house.middle class have suffered greatly under these 2 bone heads.

    • Guest1 on said:

      You should lay off the pipe. The worst resident ever in the wh is that orange clown that’s in there now. Quit being so stupid with that nonsense, and grow the hell up.

      • specialt757 on said:

        Guest1, all of #45s minions think just like him and they love them some BAH-ROCK! They can’t keep his name of their pea brains. Ah hoodie, he likes women, not dried up old prunes like yourself. Go on back to the hole in your trailer and do what you do best…

      • I know they love him! Searching for his name in any article just to comment and profess their love. They just can’t get enough of him.

  4. Good for Barack!!!!!
    It’s too bad that he couldn’t have run for a third term as President.

    May God Bless this country and the state it is now in!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    #45 needs to be KICKED TO THE CURB!!!!!!!!!!!!

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