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 campaign trail next week on behalf of Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden, including a potent voice to the Biden campaign’s efforts to enhance turnout and enthusiasm in the ultimate days of the 2020 presidential campaign.
Obama is scheduled to seem at an occasion for his former vice president and shut pal on Wednesday, Oct. 21, in the battleground state of Pennsylvania, in accordance to a launch from the Biden campaign.
The occasion in Philadelphia will mark the first time Obama has campaigned in particular person for Biden this yr.
The former president has appeared in Biden campaign movies, nonetheless, and he gave a keynote tackle at the digital Democratic National Convention this summer season.
Nearly 4 years out of workplace, Obama stays amongst the hottest figures in American politics, in accordance to polls.
Obama’s excessive approval scores aren’t 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 campaign, and claimed that after Trump gained, 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 presently leads Trump by about 9 percentage points in an NBC News national polling average, in accordance to NBC News, and he additionally leads in most battleground states.
CNBC reached out to Obama’s workplace for extra particulars about the occasion and can replace this story as extra data turns into obtainable.