Barack Obama, the former President of the United States, will be on the midterm campaign trail to support Democratic candidates. Some embattled candidates are avoiding campaigning alongside President Joe Biden.
Fox News reported that Obama will campaign alongside Democrats across the board, including Senate, House and Secretary of State candidates. Obama will also help the Democrat Party raise funds through its reelection commissions.
Obama’s broad Democrat appeal could raise awareness for many candidates in difficult districts or states that are being overwhelmed by a possible Republican red wave. Those who are not campaigning with Biden could be a benefit to the Democratic candidates.
Wisconsin senator Mandela Barnes, the candidate for Senate, refused to campaign alongside Biden at Milwaukee’s Laborfest campaign party on Labor Day. Barnes missed the event as he wanted to be somewhere else in Wisconsin. A poll conducted Thursday found that only 41 percent of Badger State residents approve of Biden, and 53 percent disapprove.
Embattled Rep. Tim Ryan (D-OH), is running a campaign to challenge Trump-endorsed J.D. Vance for Senate said that it has not asked Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris if they would campaign with Ryan.
In Ohio, Biden has a 34% approval rating. Fifty-nine percent disapprove.
The White House has denied that Democrats are interested in pledging to campaign for Biden. Cedric L. Richmond, senior official at Democratic National Committee, told the Post that if they are not willing, it is political malpractice. It’s malpractice if you don’t want Biden.