September 14, 2020 | News | No Comments
Former President Obama is heading to Georgia on Friday to campaign for gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams and other Democrats mere days before the midterm elections.
Georgia Democrats announced Monday that Obama will host a Get Out the Vote rally in Atlanta on Nov. 2 at the Forbes Arena at Morehouse College. The other Democratic candidates were not named in the announcement.
BREAKING: President @BarackObama is coming to Georgia! Learn more: https://t.co/n3HciKhdjz #gapol pic.twitter.com/h2ejGiuYkn
— Stacey Abrams (@staceyabrams) October 29, 2018
Obama previously endorsed Abrams, as did former President Jimmy Carter and Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenHillicon Valley: Biden calls on Facebook to change political speech rules | Dems demand hearings after Georgia election chaos | Microsoft stops selling facial recognition tech to police Trump finalizing executive order calling on police to use ‘force with compassion’ The Hill’s Campaign Report: Biden campaign goes on offensive against Facebook MORE.
The former president will also be campaigning in Florida on Friday for Democratic candidates Andrew Gillum and Sen. Bill NelsonClarence (Bill) William NelsonNASA, SpaceX and the private-public partnership that caused the flight of the Crew Dragon Lobbying world The most expensive congressional races of the last decade MORE.
Abrams, the former minority leader of the Georgia House of Representative, is in a virtual tie with her Republican opponent, Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp.
Kemp led Abrams by 49 percent to 47 percent in a poll last week, within the polls margin of error.
Political handicapper The Cook Political Report rates the race as a “toss up.” An average of polls complied by RealClearPolitics has Kemp up by 1.5 points.
Kemp has tied himself closely to President TrumpDonald John TrumpSenate advances public lands bill in late-night vote Warren, Democrats urge Trump to back down from veto threat over changing Confederate-named bases Esper orders ‘After Action Review’ of National Guard’s role in protests MORE, who has endorsed the Republican.
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