Last updated on October 16, 2020
Received this e-mail today from Theresa Greenfield’s (D. IA) U.S. Senate campaign:
President Barack Obama is hosting a virtual grassroots fundraiser this Friday to help us take back the Senate — and we want you to be there!
Taking back the Senate has never been more important, and these Democratic candidates in Iowa, Texas, Michigan, and Georgia can make it happen — but only with your help.
Can you join President Obama at his grassroots fundraiser to support Theresa Greenfield (IA), MJ Hegar (TX), Gary Peters (MI), Jon Ossoff (GA), and Raphael Warnock (GA)?
A Grassroots Fundraiser to Flip the Senate with President Obama
When: Friday, October 16, 2020
Time: 4:00 CT
We only need to flip four seats to take back the Senate majority. We can make that happen, but Mitch McConnell and his allies are spending tens of MILLIONS to stop them.
If we're going to flip the Senate, we need to work together to make sure these candidates can fight back against McConnell's attacks.
Hope to see you there,
Of course Democrats are pumped about this:
Former President Barack Obama is expected to hit the campaign trail “soon” for Joe Biden, his former vice president — a move that could help animate Democrats as the presidential race enters its pivotal final weeks.
“President Obama plans to hit the trail soon, in addition to all the other activities he’s undertaken all year in support of electing VP Biden – as he’s said, we all have to do everything we can to win on November 3,” an aide to the former president told ABC News.
Obama has participated in several fundraisers on behalf of Biden's campaign and gave a primetime speech during the Democratic National Convention in which he excoriated President Donald Trump over his handling of the coronavirus pandemic and extolled Biden's leadership.
Former president Barack Obama released multiple state-specific tutorials on how to vote on Tuesday, 21 days before the Nov. 3 election.
Looking straight into the camera, Obama said, “So much is at stake in this election, from getting the pandemic under control to building a fairer economy to taking on climate change to protecting our healthcare. You can change our direction on every issue. That’s the power of your vote.”
The state-specific videos included instructions for voters in: Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia, and Wisconsin. According to a press release sent out by the Democratic National Committee (DNC) more instructional videos for other states are set to be released.
The Politicus is a collaborative political community that facilitates content creation directly on the site. Our goal is to make the political conversation accessible to everyone.Any donations we receive will go into writer outreach. That could be advertising on Facebook, Twitter, and Reddit or person-to-person outreach on College campuses. Please help if you can: