Former President Barack Obama will officially hit the campaign trail later this year; stumping for Democratic hopefuls in gubernatorial, Senate, and House races across the country to help liberals regain control of the US Congress after the 2018 midterm elections.
According to Politico, Obama plans to make the rounds for Democratic candidates this fall, appearing at rallies, campaign events, and fundraising dinners to propel left-wing legislators into office.
“Obama isn’t expecting to make campaign appearances until the fall, people who’ve been working on the plans say, and when he does, he will take cues from the National Democratic Redistricting Committee in looking for endorsements and appearances that play up redistricting,” writes Politico.
“He’s going to be out there for candidates, he’ll be out there helping us in meaningful ways, not just in fundraising,” said DNC boss Tom Perez. “The guy was a state senator in ’04, and he was president of the United States four years later. He knows something about winning elections and building a brand.”
This won’t be the first time the former President weighed-in on national elections. Last year, Obama actively campaigned for Ralph Northam in Virginia’s governor race, and made robocalls for Democrat Doug Jones in his race against Roy Moore in Alabama’s highly-contested special election.