Where has President Barack Obama been since he left office? More importantly, where has he been this midterm election season? Well, he just broke out of his wall of silence and dove right into the Democratic candidate election pool with a huge splash.
Retweet if you want Biden and I to run. I’ll VP the hell out of America. pic.twitter.com/4BHgyLtVCF
— Barack Obama (@ThePresObama) August 1, 2018
President Obama endorsed 81 “diverse, patriotic, and big-hearted” candidates in 14 states for a variety of races including governors, senators, and representatives. He tweeted:
‘I’m — leaders as diverse, patriotic, and big-hearted as the America they’re running to represent. I’m confident that, together, they’ll strengthen this country we love by restoring opportunity that’s broadly shared, repairing our alliances and standing in the world, and upholding our fundamental commitment to justice, fairness, responsibility, and the rule of law. But first, they need our votes — and I’m eager to make the case for why Democratic candidates deserve our votes this fall.’
President Obama revealed his intent to lend his status to candidates, work on the U.S.’s damaged relationships with its allies, and help justice prevail in these troubled times.
The Democrats only need to flip 23 seats to take the House. This is extremely important, because the House is where Democrats would head some of the most important committees, which keep the man in the Oval Office in check. Impeachments originate in the House, too.
The Senate may be more difficult to turn. However, the Republicans only carry a majority by two seats.
Some names were noticeably missing. In part, that may be because President Obama has already endorsed them. For example, he endorsed Senator Diane Feinstein (D-CA) in May.
President Obama intends to campaign in a number of states closer to the midterm elections. In addition, he will release another set of endorsements at a later date.
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