Obama to campaign for Biden and Kamala
Former US President Barack Obama will campaign for Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden in Pennsylvania next week, the Biden campaign said.
Biden, 77, was the vice president during Obama’s two terms.
While Obama has endorsed Biden and his running mate and India-origin Senator Kamala Harris by making online campaigns for them, this would be the first time that the 59-year-old former President would be campaigning in person.
Four years after he left the presidency, Obama, because of his oratory skills, still remains the biggest crowd puller for the Opposition Democratic party.
“On Wednesday, October 21, (former) President Obama will travel to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to campaign on behalf of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris,” the Biden campaign said in a statement on Friday.
No other details were immediately available.
Biden, as per the latest opinion polls, leads against US President Donald Trump by over nine points on an average. However, there are signs that the polls are tightening, especially after Trump resumed his rallies after recovering from Covid-19. He has been attracting thousands of supporters to his rallies.