Obama to campaign in support of Democrats ahead of midterm elections

Americans continue to deal with soaring inflation, high gas prices and energy costs, and an economy that is already in or on the verge of a recession — depending upon one’s preferred definition — among other issues of concern, all of which are due, at least in part, to the actions and policies of President Joe Biden and his Democratic colleagues in Congress.

All of that and more will be ignored or dubiously spun by former President Barack Obama as he hits the campaign trail soon on behalf of his fellow Democrats to trick the American people into voting for another two years of leftist control of Congress, according to a report from Axios.

Obama already has two major campaign fundraising events scheduled in the coming weeks, the first in Martha’s Vineyard on Aug. 30 and the second about a week later in New York City on Sept. 8.

Event with former AG Holder’s redistricting organization

The Politico Playbook reported Monday that former President Obama will kick off his midterm campaigning on Tuesday, Aug. 30, at a Martha’s Vineyard fundraising event in support of the National Democratic Redistricting Committee.

Obama will headline that event alongside his former “wingman,” Attorney General Eric Holder, who is the leader of the NDRC.

All funds raised at that event will reportedly go toward the organization’s legal challenges over congressional redistricting, its lawsuits over voting rights, and certain candidates that the group supports.

Fundraiser for Senate Democrats

Nine days later, on Thursday, Sept. 8, the 44th president will then be the guest of honor at a fundraising event in support of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, Axios reported.

An invite for that event at an undisclosed location in New York City — the address will only be disclosed to those who RSVP — revealed that Obama will sit for a “conversation” with Sen. Gary Peters (D-MI), who serves as chair of the DSCC.

The invite further made clear that attendees would have to pay $25,000 for the general reception or $50,000 for the VIP reception and photo line, and all attendees would be required to show proof that they were fully vaccinated and boosted and had tested negative for COVID-19 on the day of the event to gain entry.

Obama as a surrogate for unpopular Biden

The announcements of those upcoming campaign events for Obama followed in the wake of a rather damning Washington Post article last weekend about how numerous Democratic candidates or incumbents, especially vulnerable ones in battleground districts, were actively seeking to distance and differentiate themselves from President Biden.

That is likely due to Biden’s abysmal job approval numbers and growing unpopularity, and an informal survey by the Post of dozens of Democrats seeking office or re-election revealed that a majority were either asking Biden explicitly to not come to their districts or, if he did so anyway, actually avoiding him while he was there.

The Post noted that there was a similar lack of enthusiasm for Vice President Kamala Harris to hit the campaign trail, which leaves Obama as one of the few remaining top stars of the Democratic Party who has a chance to build voter support instead of driving voters away.

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