Democrats think they have an ace up their sleeve this November, but only if Obama swoops in to save the party this next election season. Many Democratic candidates are hoping Obama will agree to tour the country on a campaign to rile up sympathetic voters.
Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill, who is up for reelection in Missouri in November, is leading the campaign, saying it would be “terrific” if former President Barack Obama campaigned across the country this year.
McCaskill told reporters in Kansas City that she does not know whether Obama will agree to campaign for anyone, but then encouraged him to do so.
“I think it would be terrific if he worked and campaigned around the country for a variety of candidates,” she said, according to the Kansas City Star. “If he wants to come here and campaign, I would never turn down a previous president.”
McCaskill’s comments came after reports publicized that Obama will headline a Beverly Hills fundraiser for McCaskill in May.
“He offered and this works for his schedule. And I think whenever a former president offers to help you, it’s important to say yes,” McCaskill said.
McCaskill’s main Republican challenger, Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley, has attacked McCaskill for her perceived closeness to Obama.
Unfortunately for the senator she is fighting a losing battle. She hopes to win a state President Donald Trump carried by 19 points in 2016. It is unlikely Obama win her the reelection.
Do you think Democrats will have an edge if Obama agrees to campaign this election season?