On the Road Again: Obama to Hit the Campaign Trail

By Maya

Sep 9, 2010 4:11pm

ABC News' Sunlen Miller reports: In an attempt reawaken the movement that led in part to his 2008 presidential win, starting at the end of this month President Obama will headline a series of what the DNC is calling “major campaign organizing rallies all across the country” in the lead up to the fall elections.  The events with the president, under the title “Moving America Forward,” will be in Madison, Wisconsin on September 28th, Philadelphia on October 10th, Ohio on October 17th  and Las Vegas on October 22nd. Additionally Mr. Obama will host a “Commit to Vote” tele-town hall on October 12th to talk about the importance of people voting. “At these major organizing events, President Obama will make the case to his own supporters – many of whom were new to the political process in 2008 – that it is critical that he have strong partners and majorities in Congress if he and Democrats are to continue to move the country forward and produce the change that matters for all Americans and that the country voted for in 2008,” the DNC said today in a statement. Just two months before the crucial midterm elections, the poll numbers favor the Republicans. Likely voters now favor the Republican over the Democratic candidate in their congressional district by 53-40 percent, the widest GOP margin on record in ABC/ Washington Post poll since 1981. The president will likely have many other fundraisers and political events beyond these five events, especially as it nears Election Day, but the DNC is hoping these events reach a broad audience, rather than just a specific race.  -Sunlen Miller

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